Thank you very much!

What a wonderful day! Starting with Happy Birthday wishes from my husband and son, followed by a call from my dearest friend Kathy.  And, throughout the day, birthday wishes on Facebook and Twitter, as well as a delightful call from my mother-in-law.

Our perfect ending to a day filled with love and affection is my annual clam bake on my birthday.  We are driving an hour to Maine to my favorite restaurant for clam bakes http://www.robertsmainegrill.com/.  They load a giant pot with clams, mussels, lobsters, corn and sausage with seaweed between the layers.  As they open the pot in front of me, I am transported back to my youth, when my family would dig a pit on the beach and fill it with coals, seaweed and seafood.  It always conjures happy memories for me.  So, before I go for my seafood walk down memory lane, I want to take a moment to thank you all for making this a wonderful day.  Love you all.

So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999!

I remember being at a great party New Year’s Eve 1999 and singing the lyrics to Prince’s 1999 at the top of my lungs with everyone else. I don’t like to admit it, but it has been a long time since I partied like 1999. Today my parties include juice boxes and bouncy houses. They are still crazy, but it is usually a sugar induced insanity. Lots of cake, candy, screaming, yelling and running in circles. Some of our themes have included Thomas the Train, Star Wars, Super Heroes, Taekwondo, Beyblade World Championship, Polar Express, Laser Tag and Sharks. What they all have in common is how happy we are to celebrate with our son and his friends. We love to bring joy to our son in whatever way makes him happy on a given year. How do you celebrate your children’s’ birthdays? Attach pictures, so that we can share your memories with you.