Our family has always been big on birthdays. Mom always made them a special occasion for us. There was always a family party, and she would make the best birthday cakes, usually with 7-minute icing, which we all loved.
So Mom had her 88th birthday on October 19th, and true to form, we had a party. It wasn't really a fancy party, although the food was fantastic. We all had a good time. I think these pictures capture the mood of the evening.
|The Birthday Girl!|
(on a beautiful Fall afternoon)
|Beth came in town as a very welcome surprise.|
|John and Beth in the backyard, thumbs up for the beef tenderloin cooking on the grill - yum!|
|A couple of candid photos of John, my energetic brother, of whom we are all very proud.|
|Mom thinks John looks the most like her. What do you think?|
|Brothers Joe and John.|
|Dad, who turned 91 on August 27th.|
|I don't know if it was all the candles or the way the cake is being carried, but during the birthday song, the smoke alarm went off!|
|Little Nolan was very excited about his piece of birthday cake!|
|Little Hudson has the cutest pout you've ever seen!|
|Mom loved Beth's present.|
|I like the candid feel of this picture, with all the empty glasses and crumbs on the table.|
|Can't get enough of this little fellow.|
|Another candid picture of the way it was.|
|John and Cecilia - so happy they came in, too!|
|Dad with baby Hudson.|
|Everyone wanted to be in this photo.|
Happy birthday, Mom!! Love you!!