Still we managed to squeeze in some birthday fun of another kind. My mom has a birthday this week, and per our usual way of doing things we like to make the celebrating last longer than a day. My brother and sister-in-law had us all come to their house yesterday for an afternoon by the pool, followed by a really lovely dinner early evening. We were missing my oldest sis and her family, and of course my girls who I'm always missing, but the rest of my mom's 'kids' were there, and the weather finally cooperated so a nice day all around.
Here's my nephew trying to escape what we call the depth charge. I've been where he is and there's no escaping-ha! Hubs and my brother entertained my nephew in the pool, or maybe it was the other way around? Regardless, they did not have to be talked into it because boys will be boys. Also, you should know nine year old boys never get tired.
There was some diving for dinosaurs, cannonballing from an uncle's shoulders, and more than a little splashing.
Oh, and two cakes! My sister and brother-in-law bought these beauties from a bakery in Philadelphia called Bredenbecks. The writing looks funny on the strawberry shortcake, but that is due to my stellar photography, not the baker.
Bredenbecks has been in business since 1889 so obviously they're doing something right. Both confections were scrumptious, and I thought the chocolate was one of the prettiest cakes I've ever seen.
My mom was spoiled with hand made art work, flowers, and gifts, and I hope she felt loved on the day.
I mean, how could she not?