July 06, 2011

Happy Birthday... MOM!

Today is my Mom's birthday, a big one. BIG. She wouldn't allow us to throw her a party or do anything big, so we had a typical family birthday party, where we all gathered around, had dinner, had her open presents, and had angel food cake with fudge icing.

She spent the day on the back porch loving on all her grandbabies. My boys played in the backyard, while the Great Flambina would play around the porch and the newest Chunky Monkey sat on her lap, cooing and making sweet baby noises.

It looked relaxing and the kids were excited to help her celebrate.

We leave tomorrow. This trip was a hit and run, far quicker than normal and we didn't get to see anyone at all outside of doing our family thing.

Some pictures...

My Dad had the babies, kids and men in homemade 4th of July hats, which was a riot. Mo and Flam made the Fat Pookie's and her big sister's hat.
fat pookie 4th.jpg

flambina 4th.jpg

I think Flambina looks like she's ready to go golfing...


This was the outfit my sister put the Fat Pookie in after insisting that the last outfit made her look chunky because of the horizontal stripes. She came out in this outfit, busting out and I was like, 'Oh sure. This is MUCH better..." Right.

We keep laughing... she's just so CHUNKY! She gets chunkier and chunkier and my sister is thinner and thinner. Ringo was so funny. He said, "You know, when you first see her, you don't think she's that cute, but the more you're around her, you really see how incredibly cute she is."

She'll melt your heart...

This is her passed out while we went blueberry picking. 'Tis the life...

Pookie wiped out.jpg

Happy Birthday to my Mom! We have all been so blessed to have you in our lives. We are who we are because of you.

Love you!

Posted by Boudicca at July 6, 2011 07:48 PM

Happiest of Birthday's Bou's Mom... sorry to hear you didn't want strippers and a yard full of pink flamingos... it would have been awesome. GRIN

Posted by: vwbug at July 7, 2011 04:37 AM

A very Happy Birthday to Bou's Mom! :D

Posted by: pam at July 7, 2011 08:18 AM

...happy birthday, ~H!.... many, many happy returns!....

Posted by: Eric at July 7, 2011 08:33 AM

Happy Birthday, Bou's Mama! It must have been a great gift just having your family around you...especially with those precious grandbabies!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at July 7, 2011 10:47 AM

Sweet - all around it sounds like a sweet, fun and loving day. Happiest of Days to The Mom of Bou.

Posted by: Kris, in New England at July 7, 2011 06:18 PM

Thanks for your kind wishes and fun (over the top) party suggestions. :)

Posted by: mom at July 11, 2011 06:50 PM