Sunday, August 4, 2013

Birthday Bubbles /Unusual Anniversary Gifts

There is the good side of knowing that you have lived another year to see more adventure, do exciting things and spend more time with loved ones.  Then, there is the reality that you are now, one year older than you were this same time the year before, you feel a crook in your neck more often than you would like to think, and that food that you ate five years ago ain't sitting well with you any more.  But it doesn't have to stop you from having fun!

Scootard's birthday had rolled around again and he received some interesting gifts....:-).  One was a package of bubbles that was given to him by my assistant......yes, that's right.  Bubbles!  And he was quite excited about the gift!

things got real interesting (and wet) from then on..........


And just when I was thinking that the house had been sufficiently soaked with soapy, watery bubbles.....the event migrated into the kitchen........

REALLY??? ok, time to go outside!


Now, that's better.......:-).


Glad we got that out of his system....haha


Our anniversary is the day after his birthday.  So, we received a few gifts for that as well around the same time from our daughter Tracey. This gift basket was filled with chocolates and all kinds of things that neither of us needed seeing as we are about to tip the scales!  But hey!  It's his birthday and our annivesary, right?  



We even got some nice cards with words of endearment inside.....:-)  Very cool....


The cards and usual gifts kept coming.  And then there was this little guy sitting in the middle of the three blocks you see in the picture.....




 Here is a closer look......Kermit's cousin....haha


Scootard gave me this with a card and a poem....We figured we would save the expensive stuff for the upcoming European adventure next month! Think I would spend it??


A couple of gift cards to Red Lobster came to us from our daughter Tracey for our anniversary.  So, we headed there for lunch.


We don't have a Red Lobster in Canada, so whenever I get the chance to go I like to get whatever I want.  This was a new item on their menu....not sure what it's called, but it was ok. The dish consisted of langastinos, (?) mussels, and lobster tail over linguine.


Scootard ordered a seafood salad thingee of some sort.....


And then there was a salad that came with mine that was not very good.....:-(.  It went into a box to be taken home.


We had enough left overs to take home with us.......


After lunch we headed back home where my garden awaited full of color from the previous months of work....


One of my favorite spots to sit was calling my name......


The garden angel was in place under a crepe myrtle reading a book......


And the little girl from Canada was snoozing in front of her book taking time to smell the flowers......:-)

Thanks for sharing our birthday and anniversary celebration with us!  Next month we head to Europe to really celebrate!  

Stay tuned!!

7 comments:

Scootard said...

You have a way with words, and a way with humor. I love doing our life together. You are my special angel.

Martha Tenney said...

Congratulations and enjoy Europe!

Patricia Carpenter said...

Thanks, Martha!
I will of course take pictures and lots of them while there....:-)

Trobairitz said...

Happy Belated birthday and anniversary.

Those crepe myrtles look so pretty now too.

Joe said...

I like seeing another guy about my age enjoying blowing and making bubbles. It's one of those things that never stopped delighting me. A belated happy birthday, and happy anniversary!

- Joe at Scootin' da Valley

Patricia Carpenter said...

Thanks, Joue!

We try to have fun as much as we can for as long as we can!

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