Birthdays ….. Grateful For Each and Every One

Personally, I celebrate anniversaries of my birth date these days.  Being a woman …. why, as I get older … I shun away from my actual age to which I have arrived.  This past year I celebrated my 21st of my 39th!  Creative? Probably not ~ but fun watching others having to “add in their heads” just what that is equal to.  I have many bright and wonderful memories within my years, and very thankful for each and every one.  So why do I have such a hard time saying “60” ?  I believe I’m in the stretch of “denial”!  Once I reach 72 ~ a piece of cake!  LOL….

Yesterday was my granddaughter’s birthday party. Tori celebrated her 9th birthday.  She was happy as a lark with her friends, and brother ~ swimming, laughing, jumping, swinging, climbing up to the tree house and back down again to return to the pool.  We “adults” enjoyed the mayhem and our visit together.  Maybe this is what I miss ~ all the silliness that goes with a birthday party…. the pure enjoyment of the celebration. We took a break for cheese pizza and fruit … a small “commercial break” to re-charge.  The kids were just about ready to show me their “human pyramid”, when my son-in-law brought out the prize possession. “The Pinata“!!  Oh, the laughter and excitement resumed two-fold with the official hanging of the silvery globe with streamers. First, each took one streamer and pulled to see “if” the treasure inside would be released. Not to be. So, one by one … beginning with the birthday girl … each used a bat to try their best to be the hero and smash the pinata open. Everyone had three tries. Still ~ that hanging globe, swinging back and forth tauntingly, would not yield. Once again … back to the original attempt with each taking a streamer and pull!   SUCCESS!  The enclosed treasure fell to the ground. “CANDY“!  Squealing with delight and “grab as much as one could” ensued like they had never had any before ~ ever!  The sugary high did not end there ~ onto cake and ice cream!!  The candles were lighted on the cake which Tori blew out with one hand over her brother’s mouth as he attempted to “help out”!   🙂   We gathered around to watch Tori open her gifts and she thanked all for everything, but “most of all ~ for being at her party”.  A very heartwarming little speech in this day and age.

Then ~ my grandson, Faron, announced that it was 12:48 to his Aunt Amy. I do believe he felt everyone should think about getting their things together.  He’s five!!!  Being that the party was to end at 1:00 per the invitation, I suppose he thought that was 1:00 sharp ~ no dilly-dallying around.  LOL!!  Time for everyone to be on their way.  For being so young ~ he is very anal about “schedule”.  Breakfast is 7:15 and when it is 8:00 in the evening ~ that is bathtime… no if, and’s or but’s!  I don’t think he will ever be late for anything in his future.

It was a delightful day and we all had a great time.  The weather was beautiful and I’m sure there was a “naptime” planned at some point during the afternoon …. at least for my daughter and her crew.

Another memory created to be enjoyed sometime in the future.  To all ~ have a great day and “if” you are having a birthday!  May you have a very special day, too!

Always, Elichap