Katie Crawford sent me this picture a few weeks ago from her baby book…a joyful reminder of the day that she and my daughter Kathy celebrated their first birthdays together back in 1983! (You might have a little trouble telling the dadsor moms or babies apart! I (Kathi) was 32 and lived in Plymouth. Now, my daughter (Kathy) is 32 and lives in Plymouth! Talk about Déjà vu! Yesterday we all got together for a very happy birthday party for Kathy and Carl’s charming little son, Oliver, to celebrate his first birthday! We joined a lovely group of family and friends at Three Cedars Farm for a hayride, picnic lunch, cider and donuts… and—of course—birthday cake! Three Cedars is a great venue for small-people birthday parties because they have fascinating farm animals to feed and pet, tractors to ride (by self!) and places to rest when little feet tire!Oliver also had a fine time, although I don’t think he had any clue that he was the star of the show. That’s not to say he didn’t enjoy all the attention…but he gets that anyway! He was definitely impressed by all the cool presents. and he was definitely curious about his cousins!Jonathan organized a “google hangout” for the whole family,complete with party hats and favors. Have you ever tried it? We had a riot! 🙂Iris got a new Alice in Wonderland dress, so she was in her glory, although there was a bit of consternation over sharing all the new toys. Thankfully, Oliver got a special hockey set that was just his size… & thus begins a third generation of avid hockey players! Another bit of Déjà vu! Where did those 32 years go? Boy, it goes fast! I hope you treasure every day with your children…and your parents! Time flies.
(Psalm 90:12 NKJV)