Sunday, March 28, 2010

I Love These Babies!!!!!

We had a nice weekend.  Last night we had dinner with 3 other couples that are dear friends of ours.  I forgot my camera, so I don't have any photos of the evening.  But it was beautiful.  Our friends, Kevin and Maryrose hosted a birthday extravaganza to celebrate 4 birthdays in the group.  Kevin, Jae, Marc and myself.  They had a Hawaiian themed dinner that was to die for.  Appetizers outside by the pool, sushi, and cosmos......on a breezy but beautiful evening.  We all wore Hawaiian style clothes, to add to the festive atmosphere.  The table was beautiful, complete with shells, and coral, and tiki man paper lanterns.  Grilled salmon on a bed of greens, flank steak, and baked shells, were wonderful.  For dessert a Hawaiian themed cake, with surfboard on top.  Chocolate ganache , rich and delicious!  What a fun evening. Thank you to our hosts, Kevin and Maryrose. 
Today, after a trip to Home Depot, we spent the day doing chores and gardening.  It was a gorgeous day today,warm and sunny, perfect to be outdoors.  I planted impatiens, and gerbera daisies, and tore out all of the stuff that the fumigation burned.  Later in the afternoon, we got a visit from our three favorite people in the world.  Our grandbabies.
Hannah, Noah and Claire were playing a little kickety kick ball.   Do you think I have been watching too much Wow Wow Wubzy?
Hannah and Noah.
Claire looked like she was on a mission here.   What a great way to end a busy day!  Tomorrow is a very BIG day for me.  I.....turn......GULP.......50!!!!!   How is this possible?  Weren't OUR children just babies?  Wasn't it yesterday that our weekends were filled with sporting events....often times for all three kids???    Just a couple months ago that I was bandaging skinned knees, and dreaming of easier days?  Wasn't it just last week that our backyard was filled with teenagers in the pool?  Proms, open house, back to school nights?   Where did it go?  Our oldest is  almost 29.   Our middle is almost 27.  Our baby is 21.  HOW did it happen?  I still feel 21 myself.  But that lady looking back at me in the mirror is not the one I remember, just a few years ago it would seem.  But....I am happy and healthy, and have a beautiful family to share this life.  But...........FIFTY.......REALLY???????   WOW!!!


Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Kris - you are just a kid!!! 50?? That's all?? And such a young Grammy too! May this be your very best year yet!! Happy Happy Birthday!!

hugs, Linda

Debbie said...

Oh Kris HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 50 is nothing....I am 5 years ahead of you on the road and I am telling ya it's not bad at all, haha....I do identify with where in the world did the time go though. It is funny to see your own kids living the life that it seemed you were just on...It sounds like you had a wonderful week-end. One of Maryrose's dinner parties I am sure was lots of fun. And days with those sweet little grandbabies just can't be beat. ENJOY your day Kris. In fact ENJOY your whole birthday week. I am sure the celebrations will be spread out to include that. And welcome to the 50's!! Dive right in, the water's perfect...Hugs to you today and always, Debbie

Kathie said...

they are adorable of course we love seeing pictures of them
didn't you get the message
50 is the new 30!!!!

Maryrose said...

Happy Birthday Kris, yes, yes, yes to all of those things. It "was" only yesterday but there is life after 50 ;) It hurts a bit more and is harder to get around in but it holds more of what we have always loved, family and friends.
I have written you a little HB poem, so check it out today. Have a great day with the fam.

Katie said...

Sounds like a Feast of a Celebration!
Happy 50th, you certainly don't look it!!
Hope you have a Wonderful Birthday Today!!!

P.S Does anyone ever say that Noah looks a bit like Joe? Every time I see that smile I think of Joe (Mark's Joe, not Uncle Joe) ;)

any how HAPPY DAY!

Gammy said...

I will always know your Birthday Kris, as you share it with the man I married.....Happy Birthday, Love, Don

Gammy said...

Oh, and yes, Welcome to the Fifties, just jump in, not bad at all!!

Genn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

See, everybody says 50 isn't bad at all. Just jump right in!! I love it.

Happy happy happy day! We love you so and can't wait to pary tonight.

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!!!!

Ginger Patches said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I turn 50 later this year too...I am way behind on my email and just realized I need to answer you...I'll do that tonight I'm out the door to run errands right now :)

Sharon said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KRIS! You are a beautiful and blessed woman! Hope that you enjoy your day!

(Sarah's Mom)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Kris! I love the picture of you over on Genn's blog. I hope that you have a good one.

Kris said...

Thank you everyone! I had a fantastic day. I feel very blessed!!!

deb said...

Happy Birthday to YOUUUUUUUUUUUU...........Iam soooo glad I met you ......!!!!!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday Kris!! This was a great post! You are definitely a young 50 if I do say so myself. You are as old as you feel, so consider yourself 21 baby!!

Hope you had a great day yesterday with family and fun!

Kelly said...

happy day after your turned 50 birthday! i hope it was a ggood one! you don't look 50 at all!!!! happy birthday!