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Friday, August 09, 2019


So Many Changes

School started back up this week.

More importantly-Jackson turned 6!  My sister and niece were in town so we were thrilled to have them here to celebrate.

Jackson wanted pizza.  Mom and Dad were just off their shredding/photo diet and could actually enjoy having some.

But, what to do?  We needed a place that would cater to kids (ages 3-1/2 through 12-1/2) and adults, several who have certain food intolerances.

Sam found the best place-Mellow Mushroom.  For those of you who don't have them in your state and may have never heard of them-this restaurant was created by "Dead Heads".  And for those of you who don't know the term-people who are huge fans of the late great Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.

They have a full bar, gluten free pizza crust available, vegan choices, regular items of all kinds and a happy hour that works on so many levels. Plus, very high industrial ceilings that make the entire place so noisy that no one can hear an unhappy child or unruly adult.

Thankfully we all arrived before the dinner crowd.  A party of 12 wasn't NOT a problem.  By the time we left there was a wait.

After dinner we headed to the birthday boy's home for his spiderman cake (made beautifully by Sam and the birthday boy) and ice cream.  This year he could read the cards himself.  By 8:30 we were all exhausted and all 3 grandsons had to get ready for their first day of school.

Always fun to have a family gathering-extra special when it's a celebration.

We hadn't seen Dylan and Aidan for about a week and were we shocked!  Dylan is hitting every bit of 6'!!!  How did I get a grandson old enough to be 6'???  Aidan isn't too far behind either, probably 5'7" at the least.  Oh and Dylan seems to have the beginnings of a mustache sprouting!

Jackson is over the 4' mark-easily.  Bryce is somewhere around 40" herself.

How did I, a mere 5'1" on my "tall" days, get such tall kids?

Oh well, doesn't matter.  You know why?  Because I'm still "The Boss".

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