It's been quite the birthday week!
Blowout party on Sunday with 50 of our most favorite folks, all you can cotton candy in 8 flavors as well as limitless snow cones! Whooo hoooo! Party pics to come later...waiting for Uncle B. He shot most of them as I was entertaining all those lovely folks~
Keeping with tradition I had with my mom, I took Gracie on our 1st mom & me strawberry picking expedition. See pics below. They irrigated the crops that morning so to say it was muddy is quite an understatement. Gracie did lots of picking...out of my basket into hers. :o) She took it upon herself to warn each passerby that "It's pretty muddy out here." After we hosed ourselves off, we enjoyed strawberry pie and other sundry strawberry sweets in the onsite bakery. On our way out the door, we picked up some lovely geraniums & herbs for home. THEN we headed 1/2 north to the beach....what a time we had! Gracie has a healthy respect for the waves & water this year which is very nice. She's growing so fast~
Today, the actual BIRTHDAY was spent downtown Chicago. Took the train & played in Millenium Park & fountains for a huge chunk of the day. Enjoyed the kids festivities/activities at the Target/Chicaco Children's Museum Tent. Do it yourself facepainting....thankfully it washed off both of us at the fountain. She's napping now after a well spent day. We will have pizza & cake tonight with Nate, Steph & Emily.
Happy Birthday, meine Schatze~ Ich liebe dich so viel~
PS. My keyboard took a bath yesterday...I have no idea if it will recover after a night of beeping. There was no means to type last night...only point & click. We'll see~~~~~