Jocelyn and Steve and their kids arrived mid afternoon and M2T2 all arrived for dinner. Marissa did a great job and providing us all with the KFC chicken bowls.
I had made my favorite birthday cake twice today. I should have stuck with my standby recipe but this past week or so Cook's Country put out a similar recipe and had all the reasons why theirs was better. It wasn't. So I dumped theirs in the garbage and started again. And of course, this one was as perfect it could be.
I had asked all the kids to chip in whatever (I had said $10 but the kids thought it was not enough for a gift...but it was...however, they all sent more plus Cara send me a pair of warm slippers because she had forgotten the plan). And the plan was for me to get a food processor...Cuisinart... which we did. I am so excited to start trying to make bread in it. And I am SO excited to learn something new, despite being 70 perhaps there is time yet to learn a thing or two.
We attempted to get a picture with Robert and me and the 9 grandkids who were here. But these kids are nuts and sure aren't ever into sitting still nor sitting for a lovely picture. I guess I just get what I get. I doubt there will ever be a lovely picture of all 21 grands dressed lovely and looking at the camera. That's for other grandparents.
Jocelyn worked so hard and so fast at getting some sweet pictures and I am so grateful.
The kids did a cute job at adding the Christensen's Birthday Banner as well as balloons.
Jocelyn and Marissa put in 71 candles on the cake (1 to grow on) and lit them and I almost managed to blow out all of them...missing 2 of them but I got those fast.
Oskar was so near to me and didn't try to blow out the candles either.
Here I am with my new food processor.