My sister’s birthday is June 30, so this year we combined that celebration with our Forth of July celebration.
We had 9 or 10 people over, and everyone pitched in. Mom and Sage shucked the corn for corn-on-the-cob, my brother grilled the bratwurst (my sister’s favorite). He also made an oreo dessert (she loves oreo cookies), and my mother made pie crusts for me (I had made the apple pie innards previously). We had potato salad, baked beans, and potato chips.
After we ate, we played the Wii for a while and then did the birthday stuff, sang and blew out candles, and then the boys went back to the Wii while Sage played with her stuffed animals and some people took naps. At dusk, we all sat on the patio and watched fireworks, we had a perfect view of them. We had lots of folding chairs set in a semi circle, and all my flowers are starting to bloom, so it looked really pretty.
It was a very nice night, but I’m completely wiped, had to get up early to take Sage to swimming this morning. Art class is this afternoon, and it’s held nearby the memorial garden we helped plant with girl scouts.
And then this evening, we are going to Mr. Alice’s brother’s house to hang with that side of the family. And all I want is a nap!