Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Birhday to Me - again

Today was my birthday. Well it wasn't really my birthday but it felt like it. With my birthday being the day after Alycia's wedding it sort of got lost in the shuffle and I understood that was going to happen. Today Lisa decided to make up for it. I had my traditional roast beef, potatoes and gravy dinner and angel food cake with strawberries for desert. Sarah's birthday wasn't totally lost but she didn't a birthday cake either so when Ben came out with two birthday cakes Sarah and I each got our own cake. My cake had one candle on one side and five on the other standing for 51 and Sarah's had one candle on one side and six on the other standing for 61, oops, I mean 16. Actually one of Sarah's candles was a sparkler.

I also got a card and presents and they sang to me. Sarah got her boots for her birthday and I got Christus. I've always loved the Christus statue but I didn't see how I could properly display it but ever since we got our built in cabinets we have a perfect corner for him. It's been a long time since we ever talked about it but Lisa is very good at remembering those kind of things and today I got him. Doesn't it look nice. I love it.

After dinner Ben and Sharley watched a movie with us and then they headed home. Sharley starts school tomorrow. They also took their psycho cat "blue". I love that cat but she is a major head ache. I told them to bring him to visit sometime but don't leave him here.

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Lisa L said...

You got two birthday celebrations. Pizza, movie & gifts on your birthday - no cake. Then yesterday dinner, presents & cake. Must be nice!!!!

KarinC said...

Congrats Fred and Lisa on the celebrations.
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Trevor and Alycia Crowley said...

But I did bring you a present on your REAL birthday, the bride did not forget about her daddy! LOVE YOU! Happy to see you got a proper celebration.

Lynn said...

LOL! I love Lisa's comments.......I was thinking the same thing......didn't Fred just celebrate his birthday? Must be nice. : D


P.S. Very nice birthday gifts.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

Happy birthday again! I love the Christus ... and I am so sad that Blue is gone. I hope she is there on Christmas!