Started off the day with a bowl of crispy rice cereal, sliced banana and milk...and then lit some incense and my sister called from Canada to say "happy birthday," then we said morning prayers. I fed the chickens (Hannah and Olivia feed the cat, dog and fish). I took Olivia to her tennis class, and I hit the ball against the backboard until I worked up a sweat, then took a nice walk, until Olivia's class was done. When we got home, Hannah had vacuumed the house and made me a cute card, a cat blowing out candles on a cake. Rob decorated the dining room with colourful paper lanterns.
Dad and Mom brought over Dewey's pizza (it's the BEST...one with fresh tomatoes and basil atop, the other with pineapple and ham), salad (with cucumbers, feta, yellow peppers and red tomatoes), and a rotisserie chicken. Dad is doing pretty well, right now. He still has a hard time in the afternoon and evenings, but not having to use the wheel chair and sometimes not even using the walker (he used a cane to come in, had to use the walker with a little extra help going down the porch steps, though) is amazing progress. Thanks be to God for all those who are praying for him!
Mom cleverly bent thin candles (tapers, that are like Wikki Stix) to make a 36. Rob is brought me the cheesecake with strawberries...and then everyone sang "Happy birthday!"
I picked some yellow pear tomatoes from the backyard, 2 yellow squash, 3 beets and a handful of green beans. Rob and Olivia checked on the corn...and Olivia got a plum.
A bunch of kids at the swim meet waiting to swim, in our tent, as it rained. Lower center moving clockwise is Ryan, Paige, Olivia, Mary Grace, Hannah, Brenna, Claire, Annika, Claire, Katie, Simone and Bri. It was a long day. We left the house at 8:30am and got home about 6pm on Saturday!