Guess who is a whole year older this week!
That’s right, Big Sis is now five!
Oh and also, Daddy is a year older two. We were within a couple days of sharing birthdays, which Daddy would have liked because it would have utterly eclipsed the Daddy birthday, almost like being born on Christmas. Daddy is old and crotchety now, and doesn’t take much truck in birthdays (not that he had much use for them in years past, being, as he was, young and crotchety) so his birthday is soon told. It was quite lovely.
He got to sit on the deck for a good half hour drinking tea, and reading about how to prune the apple trees, which he subsequently did.
And we also went out as a family to buy some hellebore, which Daddy and Little Sis then planted.
Daddy also does not have much of a sweet tooth (except at 3:30 AM, or any other time he is massively sleep deprived) so his birthday cake was a spiced applesauce cake with nuts and raisins.
So it was a very quiet day, which is exactly how Daddy likes it.
We celebrated Big Sissie’s birthday on Sunday, and that, let me tell, you was a much bigger production.
It started the day prior with the making of the cupcakes by Mommy and Big Sissie herself.
And then continued Sunday morning with special happy birthday pancakes.
Aafter Mass Daddy made the pizza doughs and prepping the ingredients, while Mommy topped the muffins and turned them into cupcakes.
Little Sis helped by QCing the snacks,
while Big Sissie climbed and played with the neighbor kids in their tree house until everything was set up.
For dinner everyone made and topped their own personal pizzas
Which Daddy then baked in his pellet fired pizza oven.
With one or two exceptions they all came out quite pretty. This little thing
And a good time was had by all.
On Monday Mommy had the day off, but Daddy had to work. So she snuggled with the girls first thing in the morning and they had a nice, leisurely pajama breakfast together.
And then they went to the zoo with Papa.
We have been having a little early spring weather this year. The crocuses are out in full force! They don’t even seem to mind getting frosted pretty much every night.
We are also really pleased with the English Daisies we planted last year. We planted them in the spring, and they didn’t seem to take, until about fall time the first plants started to pop up, and then one single solitary blossom before winter. We thought they were just going to kind of wilt because they seemed so puny, but they have really thriven. Over the winter they got bigger and bigger and put out more flowers and buds, and then as soon as the sun broke through the clouds for the first day in a month, they just exploded.
I wonder if the climate reminds them of their own dear England.
Also, Mommy was super excited because she won a monopoly in Safeway monopoply.
And that’s all for this week, folks. God Bless and have a great weekend!