One of my favorite things about fall around here is all the birthdays. Beginning with Charlie in September, we continue to Marc, then Sam, then Rob, then Sara and finally me. That makes for a few birthday weekends … and this one was Sam’s. Friday evening we got to say Happy Birthday via FaceTime and see his new guitar. In addition to Purple Dinosaur Biscuits, he also loves Queen (I’m pretty sure that’s all Rob’s doing 😉 ) and has recently seen Freddy Mercury’s performance of We Will Rock You (“Rock Me Out, Alexa”, says Sam). This isn’t a great photo, but you get the idea (and yep, those are dinosaur underpants).
Then we “rested up” with snacks and the new episode of Great British Baking Show.
Saturday was Party Day.
Of course there were biscuits and chicken nuggets,
and gorgeous cheese and vegetable plates.
The weather was iffy all day, but it ended up fine and we were all outside on the deck for much of it. The kid activity was to make dinosaur terrariums and I know everyone was grateful the kids weren’t in the dining room for that!
Sam had a grand time being the center of attention in his pink striped shirt,
which perfectly matched the cupcakes and the candle.
We didn’t get home til nearly 6pm. Marc turned on football. and I retreated to my new quiet place with a little sock knitting and The Dutch House.
I’m pretty sure we were both sound asleep by 9:30pm. Sunday was our usual mix of golf (Marc) and church (me) and more quiet time. I sat down to read “just a chapter” … and two hours later had finished the book. I did enjoy it (imagine a Hallmark movie as a book and you get the idea), but that meant I did not finish either of the sweaters that just need seams and buttons. Nope! instead, I started a swatch for another sweater. and Nope! that’s not one I had in Wednesday’s queue. (it is however, yarn that I had on hand). More to come!
Another early night and we are back to our normal Monday selves.
How was your weekend?