Monday, March 05, 2012
Birthday cake, topped by William and Maria
William is twenty-one, and we had a really lovely time together, celebrating his birthday. On his actual birthday, William and I made sixty chile rellenos... a delicious, new record for us. The next day friends and family gathered for dinner and a movie. We got to watch Hugo on our big screen. If you have seen this movie, then you know what a fitting and magical way this was to share one of our new favorite movies.
Real bow ties, from Michal and Kelly. You can imagine how much William loves these!
There wasn't a lot of advance planning for this fun evening, and we were really delighted to have the guests that were able to join us.
Great Grandma rode over with Grandma Delia and Aunt Becky, and Holly brought Tutu Ruth... plus cousins, and friends, and new friends... and well, a pretty great group, spending a happy evening together.
William and his Grandma BooBoo.
Can I just ask: How? How does time move this swiftly? How does a baby boy so suddenly become a bright and kind young man?
And I would like to add: Thank you. I am blessed.
The candles were not in their original package, and it took me awhile to figure out they were the kind that relight... it made them harder to light, initially...
Suki came to my aid. Gosh, look at the feast! We had rice, beans, the rellenos, deviled eggs, guacamole, a home-baked berry pie, and that enormous cake!
With thoughtful reflection, William made his wish. I hope it comes true.
I have a wish of my own: William, I wish you a long, healthful life, surrounded by friends and love, and plenty of laughter.
This celebration was certainly one wish come true, for me.