Finn, with a new haircut and his ice cream birthday cake and favorite cousin, Moses. Finn is a lucky boy with a batch of cousins, only one is a little older (the ladylike Mercedes who'll start kindergarten next fall). There are, I think, seven in all and all were at his birthday party at Friendly's restaurant, along with the full compliment of aunts and uncles and all four grandparents and one old "Grand", i.e., me. No, it was not total chaos, they were somewhat loud but all fairly well behaved.
Finn's little sister, Stella, was festive a with a balloon theme head band made by crafty mommy, Cory who sells many styles of headbands on her Etsy shop.
It's hard to believe there were no, grandchildren when I moved to Cape Cod five years ago and now there are three. Middle brother, Cole, had a second birthday just three months ago.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!