It’s Birthday Season
It’s hard to believe that my “baby” just hit a milestone
birthday-30! Our daughter, Sarah will
turn 32 this next week.
Being birthday season, we also have both my sister-in-law,
our brother-in-law Dave, our nephew Jonathon, my dad and our son-in-law
But wait, there’s more!
We also have mother’s day for the grandmas, our daughters (this is a
special one as it will be Sam’s first!) and sisters. We won’t be celebrating with any of the
extended family since they are now a full state away.
Then we’ll throw in Adam and Sam’s 4th
anniversary on the 10th of May.
Last but not least, Steve’s sister and our brother-in-law will have
their anniversary at the end of the month.
Again, we won’t be joining in any celebration.
Earlier in the week I made out my list of needed cards to
create courtesy of our membership with American Greetings and I began to make
the cards. I start with Adam who begins
the line-up and work down the rather long list.
I was successful in getting his and Sarah’s completed and
moved on to #3 when something went awry.
Technology reared its ugly little head at me AGAIN! The outside of the card made it through
perfectly. I put it back in to print the other side and the printer made a few
grunts but refused to do its job.
With Pepper enjoying some cuddle time on my lap I carefully
rolled my way over to see in the little box: cartridge is either missing or disconnected.
Really? Because you
were working just fine for 2-1/2 cards worth and nothing has changed!
So much for getting this job tended to and finished. I sent a text message to Steve. Not that he can do anything from 32 miles
away, but I’m finding that if I don’t do things like this I’ll totally forget
about these nagging problems by the time he comes home in the evenings.
Sigh. I thought I’d
just create the 10 cards that I am personally responsible for getting done and
ready to drop at the post office-but no.
I actually don’t have the ones I will need for our ritual Birthday Bash
Besides our busy “birthday and more” events, our Dylan is
having a special moment in school. He is
in the Mandarin Program and this week the 1st graders were having a
“naming ceremony”. The kids will all be
given Chinese names that the teachers have decided describes them the
best. It is a rather interesting notion
that the same kids who are having a time of understanding the concepts of
adding and subtracting and learning the difference between nouns and predicates
are more than capable of counting and
writing in a language as difficult as Chinese.
The ceremony was short and sweet. Don’t ask me to tell you the phonetically
aloud name, but it means: virtuous and
Being a former teacher I applaud the teaching staff and all
the hard work that must go into teaching young antsy kids all the various
subjects in two and very different cultures.
Supposedly the kids who have the fortitude to keep themselves in the
program through the end of el-hi will be given scholarships to the local
Should be very interesting to witness the coming years with
the kids and their progression and if the promised monies will actually be
Later we went to dinner where Aidan and a ceramic plate
collided. He didn’t get dinner-neither
did mom and dad. The bridge of his nose
was gushing blood all over him! Luckily
that new trauma center opened up literally across the street.
They all came back in time to say goodbye to Sam, Adam and
Jackson. We stayed with Sarah and the
boys while they re-ordered. Dyl had
stayed with us (no sense him being in the hospital!). The doctors used some super glue and Terri
One thing about Aidan-he’s one tough little trouper.
Now I won’t “see” you until May so I’ll wish you a wonderful
end to April and enjoy the spring weather!