Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Happy Birthday Month

They are here!! My baby, her baby and the new dog.

Gavin's little dog Wall-E growled when we came in the house, then saw that it was his boy and couldn't get to him fast enough. He wasn't as excited to meet Rocky, the boxer, though. We kept Rocky in the store and let him meet all the dogs separately. Oscar (aka Spawn of Satan) attacked him and had to be pulled off and got more than one swat with my flyswatter before he reconciled himself to co-existing with another dog. Wall-E barked, yelped and wet himself. Emmy's hackles rose (her hair will stand on end, much like a cat about to attack) and she has been hiding ............ a lot. She isn't the least bit enchanted with this new canine in her midst. Wall-E has gotten over the initial shock and is even playing with Rocky.

Wall-E and Rocky are close to the same age and still have some puppy playfulness left in them.

Rocky has been greeting customers all weekend. Look at the size of those feet! No one has bothered me lately ............. guess they are afraid I will open that door.

Rocky is clearly confused about his size and tries to get in our laps. He was truly enchanted with he who loves dogs. He has been waking he who would like to sleep in each morning by jumping in our bed and sitting on his head. Wish I could keep him just for that!!
My birthday was yesterday and I have already had two parties this month! Sweet Nan had a get-together at her site and there was cake for her sister and me! We share a July birthday month. I was honored to be included with her sister in the celebration. Makes me feel like family! We were all treated to a hearty meal of Nan's Chicken and Dumplings and some of the best corn on the cob I have had in quite some time. I am always happy to spend time with Nan, Barb and Mike.
Best buddy, Deb arrived shortly after my daughter with her granddaughter, Kiley. Kiley and Gavin hit it off and were inseparable all weekend.
All day in the pool produced happy faces.......

No sunburns, thank goodness!

Finally ready for the birthday cake, then a late arrival comes in. What a sad little face!

Gramma Debbie encourages a little tasting while I finish up with the customer...

They sang, I blew out candles and we ate cake. Yummy! I shared as much as I could with customers the next day. Deb was hoping I could just give cake away and not have to make cinnamon buns and sticky buns ................ Too many requests, though. I thought about doubling the amount, but was afraid that might be too ambitious. Should have followed that first instinct! I made half-again more and sold out by 9:30!
Yesterday my daughter, Adrienne and I went shopping. I have been making cute little sundresses using a tank top and sewing a skirt on the bottom. For little girls. My little girl is a big girl, but she wanted one. We went to lunch first at Joe's Crab Shack. I told the server it was my birthday. If you go there and you are shy in the least ..... don't do that. No free dessert or a quartet of employees singing off-key. No. Instead they announce to the entire restaurant that it is your birthday, then make you stand, put a goofy hat on your head, a hula hoop around your waist and tell you that you must hula hoop while being serenaded by the other diners. If you drop it, they will start over and continue until you have managed to keep it riding on your hips through the entire song.
I knew this wasn't going to happen without cheating, so I kept my hands on that hoop and rotated it manually around my hips. Told my audience that you don't get to be this old without being smart. They also take pictures and post them on-line. I haven't looked at mine yet, but I doubt I will be sharing this moment unless I look a full 20 lbs lighter than I actually am!
Had the very best birthday. We fabric shopped!! Now I am sitting here biding time behind my desk until it is time to close. Then I will go fry chicken and make macaroni and cheese for my guys. I will try to squeeze all the hugs and kisses out of Gavin I can get this week!


Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!! I love the cake and seeing your babies! I wish I was there for your fried chicken! Oh My.

ellen abbott said...

Oh, my grandson is finally old enough to actually hug me! I've had to chase him down for years!

Happy happy birthday. It sounds like a wonderful time.

And boxers are the best. My favorite breed of dog. they are the sweetest. I want another.

Brian Miller said...

haha way to go keeping it up. smiles. happy birthday! cut pics!

houndstooth said...

Aww! Happiest of Birthdays to you! I'm so glad you got to share it with loved ones!

I can't believe you got locked out of Wall-E's blog! :(

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday!
Sure you are enjoying them at home!
Kisses and hugs

Sunny said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great time.
Cute pictures :)
☼ Sunny

jojo said...

Happy heppy birthday!! It sounds like you've been celebrating all week...yay! lots of love and hugs all around...;p

Katy said...

Happy Birthday! Sound like you had the best kind.. lots of friends and family around!

The Good Cook said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you are getting the best gifts a girl could ask for - time with your baby and your grandlittle! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

And thanks for the warning about Joe's Crab Shack - I won't go anywhere near that place in April!

Whitney Lee said...

It sounds like the happiest of birthdays! I love the dogs. Ours has been rather effective at discouraging those who are ignorant enough to ring the doorbell-everyone else knows just to knock.

I know you are loving having your family there. Enjoy, and have a fabulous birthday week!

Mamma has spoken said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful day full of family and friends. Those are the BEST birthdays!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

how wonderful! the kids are too cute sitting there waiting for that cake! happy birthday to you and glad you enjoyed joe's crab shack.
i bet your little sundresses are cute as can be. you do such adorable stuff!

Meggie said...

There is nothing on this earth as wonderful as a Grandchild. Hug him for me! Lovely pics.
Happy Birthday, & hugs for the visit.

skippymom said...

squee! i love the pics and am so excited for you that the lovelies are there. happy, happy birthday.

just sounds wonderful. enjoy.

Pat said...

What a great birthday present to have your daughter and grandson in town for a few days!

OMG I would DIE of embarrassment if I had to do the whole hula-hoop routine. I would NEVER tell them it was my birthday, and if my husband did, well, he'd be dead meat. I swear.

Maybe you need to get a big boxer dog like that to keep the bad customers away.

Wait - did Hitler have a dog? If so, what kind? If you must live up to your name, you must go all the way!

Jenna said...

Happy Birthday Kathy!!! Sounds like you had a great day!!

luksky said...

Happy Birthday from another LEO!!!!

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