Friday, March 15, 2013

Mark Another Year. .

The month of March finds 1/2 of our family getting a year older. .
This one. .
turned 15 already!
I'm afraid, though. .
that, of everyone I know. .
Grant has had more things go wrong with HIS birthday, than any other!
It started 6 or 7 years ago. .
Grandma Pat was very sick after an abdominal aneurysm surgery. .
You may recall. .
that SHE makes ALL the birthday cakes. .
Grant was CERTAIN that he was being shafted. .
He asked who would make his cake. .
I will. .replied his mom!
Well, Can't Granny make the cake??
NO. .I will make your cake. .
Can you just BUY a cake??
NOOOO. . I will MAKE your cake!!
And I did. .
As I was finishing up the tedious work of making little brown stars with frosting in the shape of a football on his cake. .
the little snot walked in and said. .
Oh, that's not so bad after all!
It was a good reminder to me of why we are SOOO thankful that Grandma Pat makes all the cakes!
A few years later. .
a couple days before his birthday. .
Miss Thing got really sick with a viral respiratory infection. .
She was only 3 months old. .
And we got to spend 5 days in the pediatric unit in the big city. .
WE missed Grant's birthday. .
And he'll never let us forget that!
LAST year, as we were sitting down to supper at his extended family birthday party. .
I got the phone call from my brother about my dad's accident. .
Which wouldn't have been sooo bad. .
Had the ultimate outcome been different. .
And so forever to come, Grant's day will be marked by that horrid event!
And as if those weren't enough birthday bummers. .
This year??
Granny and Papa had to miss the big day because they were down with influenza. .
Grant's comment. .
Why does everything have to happen on MY birthday??
It makes a mama sad!
Alas. .
His day came and went. .
He partied with family and he partied with friends. .
He had a great cake. .
great dinners. .
homemade chocolate ice cream. .
And all, TRULY was well!!
The next set of birthdays will be here soon. .
No more turning 15 though. .
Or 10 (like Devin). .
Or even 5 (like Miss Thing). .
The NEXT birthdays will be HARD CORE. .
Like. .
Get the fire extinguisher ready to put out the candles. .
 more like turning. .
15 + 10 + 10 +5
And then. .
multiply THAT times TWO birthdays. .
Holy Moly!!
Tune in later. .
because you won't want to miss THIS celebration!!
Enjoy your weekend!!


  1. Happy Birthday Grant!
    At least he's been well for all his birthdays. I remember turning 13 with the chicken pox. Sigh.
    May everyone be healthy and well.
    Can't wait to hear all about the BIG birthday celebration coming. Have a good weekend.

  2. Happy Birthday Grant!! Maybe next year will be the year it all comes back together. I have been wondering how the two of you celebrate your birthday..who has to do the cooking/baking when you share the same birthday?! In our house it would go something like Jeremy buying our dinner and me making a cake. Can't wait to hear all about the big 4-0!

  3. Happy Birthday Grant!!
    Can't wait to hear about the birthday celebration. Hope you have a fantastic time!!!

  4. Hope you have a great time this week. Behave yourself and be careful!


  5. Happy Birthday to Grant, and glad this time went well. :) Hope others have happy birthdays, too!

  6. Aw, yeah, that boy needs some birthday TLC! Although, homemade chocolate ice cream....that counts. :) Can't wait to hear about your birthday!