Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sunday Birthday Brunch

Here's Kala, celebrating her 28th birthday with the family! It's really not until the 13th, but it worked out for everyone to be here today. First time we've ever done brunch for a birthday, but it actually turned out to be the perfect way to spend a perfectly awful, rainy day! We've had 5" of rain in the past 2 days, and there's 80 - 100cm forecast ... yuck!

The kids arrived for noon, and the last ones just left at 4:30! I made cinnamon bun pullaparts for Kala's cake ... somehow didn't feel right to be eating icing cake for breakfast. The kids love it! We started out with 'Mimosas' (made with orange juice, grand marnier & champagne) except the kids and birthday girl had to 'pass', due to pregnancy. We also had the "Christmas Morning Wife-Saver Casserole", which is really a strata. It's great because you put the whole thing together the night before, and then throw it in the oven in the a.m. Actually, it's the same with the pullaparts ... make them the night before, let them rise on the counter and then bake them the following a.m. Talk about easy! Add to that a huge fruit platter and a baked ham with sweet & sour pineapple sauce and you're good to go.

These are our grandkids, Joshua (10) and Cicely (13), on their way out the door. Cicely has new braces on her teeth, and it's amazing how fast the teeth are already moving. She's going to have a killer smile when all is said and done. Josh can hardly wait to get home to play on his Playstation 2, as he's only allowed to play it on weekends. He'd love to be a video game designer when he's older.

Terry went up to the hospital to see his mom, and Brinkley and I are going for a nap ... pooped out!

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