Kriss cooked and cooked and cooked a wonderful dinner for all of us after picking the kids up after school. Keith came after work and helped with the math homework. I showed up with the cake and candles. Christy came after she got off work with an extra set of dishes for Kriss after she got off work. Now no dinner guest at Kriss's impromptu dinner parties will eat out of a pie pan again.
We ate, we laughed, we sang happy birthday, and we ate chocolate cake!
That's an extra bottle of olive oil Kriss had out to give to me.
47 candles in all, the kids had fun removing them after they were all blown out . . .
Then it was time to trim the Christmas tree. Not normally a birthday party activity, but 'tis the season you realize . . .
Well, we only ended up putting the lights on the tree and another dinner was planned for the next night so that the tree could be properly decorated . . .
Kriss called me this morning to confess eating a piece of that chocolate cake for her breakfast . . .