Last month we started regular get togethers with some of Tall One's band mates, and this month's just happened to be today, on his birthday. That was pretty nice.
I mostly stayed in other other room during the get together because of the Highland pipes. Yeah, I guess I could have used ear plugs, but I didn't.
Tall One got a really cool swiss army knife and a couple of iTunes gift cards. He made the cake -- cheese cake -- himself, because he didn't trust anyone else in the family to make it. Then when it came time to dinner he wanted me (not mom) to make the lasagna, because (if I may say so myself) of all the cooks in the family I make the best lasagna.
I think he has enjoyed his birthday.
I also wanted to share...
There is a really big bush right next to my bedroom window. Kokopelle has always been interested in it because it's a good shelter for birds, but he was showing more interest than usual in it lately. I didn't think much of it, until today I suddenly saw a baby bird hopping around in the branches!!!!
I have a nest of scrub jays just outside my window!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't have a good view of them, and I'm not even sure where the nest is located in the tree. But I can tell you that even though the hatchlings aren't ready to fly yet, they're exploring the giant bush a little. I would share a photo, but I couldn't get any good ones. The camera keeps focusing on the branches extending towards it instead of in to the bush. Oh well.
They are so adorable.