My friends, today is my dear mother's birthday! And I don't think she'll mind me telling you that she's 70 (I think she looks amazing for her age!). It is also our Little Bear's "1/2 birthday" ... which means he is six months old today!
Half-birthdays are super-important when you're a kid - I think it's neat that LB will always celebrate his on his Nana's special day. :)
I have just a few pictures to share this morning, from a lovely birthday breakfast on Sunday:
(It's been fun entertaining in our new home ... finding out what spots work best for serving and seating, etc. In our old house the kitchen island usually served as the buffet and here we find the "peninsula" is convenient in the same way.)
Now, my mother loves maple-walnut ice cream, so I always try to have that for her on her birthday ... but since this was breakfast, I skipped the ice cream and served maple-walnut scones instead. Not my recipe, mind you ... but Whole Foods'. ;)
And even though she was the party honoree, she's still the best at making eggs, so we put Nana to work! (These were fresh eggs from my neighbor's chickens - out-of-this-world good!)
Little Bear "photo-bombing" Papa and Uncle Matt ...
And catching up with "the rock star" ... his college freshman big brother around whom Little Bear just lights up!
A streusel-topped coffee cake to wrap things up ...
Nana and her boys ...
Nana and everyone! (Except for Bill, who was taking the picture.)
Happy Birthday, Mum ... Nana ... Maureen!
It's your special day, and we hope it is a happy one! :)
Enjoy your Tuesday, my friends ... see you here again very soon!