Another blanket finished! Phoenie’s 7th birthday is quickly approaching so I’ve been busy crocheting a Hudson’s Bay blanket for him. This afternoon, I surprised him and judging from the picture, my little toothless grandson liked what he saw!
It’s a very windy night and at this very minute, Phoenie’s snuggling up on the couch near the fire. He’s covered up with his new”Nana-made” blanket and is deeply engaged in a challenging Indiana Jones DS game. When I asked him how long he thought it took me to make the blanket, he stopped for a minute and gave it some deep thought. He looked up at me and said,
“About two hours?” Then his eyes looked down and he was lost again in his Indiana Jones adventure on screen.
Hm….NOT a good answer, Phoenie. Then again, when I was seven years old, a homemade blanket wouldn’t have been my first choice for a birthday gift either.
Papak and Phoenie made a really cool Zebra cake for his birthday dinner because as quoted by Phoenie, “I think Zebra cake is my favourite cake!” After the cake was made, Papak, Phoenie and I went to see the movie, Dolphin Tale. We had a really fun afternoon together. I was sitting beside Phoenie and no exaggeration when I say this – he talked through 2/3 of the movie…telling me about dolphins, what he learned at school about spiders, what his opinion was about Winter’s new tail, why it’s important to lock doors and how much he missed swimming in the lake. Yet, he just LOVED the movie!
But today’s birthday celebration wasn’t just for Phoenie – we were celebrating my birthday too! Certainly, the highlight of the day for me was when Dawne brought out this incredible gift. She’s been working on it for weeks – a gallery wall of family pictures! I was just speechless! Beautiful memories and so much love put into all the work! I can hardly wait to see all the pictures on the wall tomorrow. This is something that I’ve wanted to do for years but just never got around to it…but Dawne did! I love it!
Chris and Guy made a multi-colored birthday dinner and it was marvelous – parsnip and pear soup, followed by fresh salmon with lemon and parmesan cheese, pasta with marinara sauce, red pickled cabbage and broccoli with homemade cheese sauce. AND they did all the clean up too! It doesn’t get much better than that!
Now it’s time for singing the birthday song,blowing out the candles and digging into the Zebra cake!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!