Actually, Mom’s birthday was on Monday. We celebrated it Sunday.
Yes, I am running a little behind.
Ever since we visited Anglin Falls back in March, Mom has been wanting to go, too, so on Saturday we all went for a hike. There wasn’t nearly as much water running as there was two months ago, but it was still beautiful.
For some reason, I neglected to take any pictures of the waterfall itself. Is it a sign of old age when you forget to take a photograph of the thing you just hiked for an hour to get to?
Sunday, after church, Violet and I immediately began cooking for Grandma’s birthday dinner. On the menu was red-skin potato salad with peas (a new recipe), corn on the cob, big hamburgers (per Mom’s request) and yellow cake with chocolate frosting. YUM!
After cake, we went to the local garden center and bought some tomato, bell pepper, banana pepper, jalapeno and watermelon plants. Mom had grown some tomatoes from seed, but they didn’t look too happy and we wanted more varieties anyway.
So, we traded balloons and streamers for dirt and spades. But if you knew my mom, you would know she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Happy birthday, Mom!