Sadly, for the past two days, Will has been really sick.
And, because he hasn’t been feeling well, it completely changed our plans for celebrating Keith’s 11th birthday.
We were going to go to a local amusement park and then out to dinner, but instead, we celebrated his birthday quietly and will do the outings when Will is feeling better.
I didn’t, however, want Keith to feel slighted, so I decided I would take just Keith and Emma out to lunch yesterday at Keith’s choice – Friendly’s.
Turns out that a lunch date with just Emma and I was exactly what Keith wanted most of all anyway…
(they both loved their Shirley Temples And the icecream! My goodness! It was delicious!And of course, Keith’s favorite part was that his ice cream was brought out to him by the entire staff singing “Happy Birthday” along with balloons, thus making him “famous” < his words. LOL
After lunch, we did go home and just hung out at the house,
Later, enjoying BBQ that Russ cooked, including Jersey fresh corn on the cob and tomatoes! (a favorite and deeply missed treat since moving to PA)
Of course, dinner HAD to be followed by another cake for Keith, because the cake 2 days ago wasn’t enough
It wasn’t the perfect planned party I wanted to do for Keith, but in the end, it was a perfect day for him.
And, for a Way Back Whens-day… I thought it would be fun to share a picture of Keith celebrating an early birthday
These photos were taken in July 2003, when Keith was celebrating his 2nd birthday.
How time has flown!
(These photos are particularly precious to me because my Nana is in them and as we are preparing our family for losing her to cancer, I have been reflecting on how so very fortunate we have been to be blessed with having my grandmother in our lives for so long.)