Celebrating G & Mom

Pop Quiz: What’s better than a birthday party?  Answer: Two birthday parties!

In late July, we threw a double birthday party to celebrate Genesee’s first year of life and Momma’s last year in her thirties. We served up homemade cheesy-creamy-chicken enchiladas with cilantro-lime rice and ordered an epic, not-homemade, Sesame-Street-themed birthday cake with 4 options of ice cream flavors… it was DElicious!

Also delicious was the looks of Genesee’s smash cake before she, well, smashed it. Everyone placed bets that she would indeed destroy the cake, unlike me when I was her age… I wasn’t sure what to do with that thing and wanted no part in getting messy… which seems commendable if you ask me. But no one asked me. So when Genesee proved us all right and made a big mess, the crowd seemed enthusiastically impressed. Huh? It’s a strange world I live in.

After I helped Genesee open all of her presents (because I’m a helper, not a destroyer), I had the honor of surprising mom with her big birthday gift: a new bike! Woohoo! Now we can go on family bike rides… but only trails that are paved or smooth, gravel-less and have no hills or curves per Mom’s request. So, if you want to come along for a ride, meet us at our house, on the hardwood floor, where we can make several slow, safe laps around the kitchen island. “It’ll be fun,” said no avid biker ever.

Happiest of birthdays to the lovely ladies in my life!

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