Hello and Happy Tuesday, it's the day we head over to Elizabeth's and Bleubeard to see what everyone's doing. Sam is officially a teenager today (Monday) can't believe it. We just had his party, a little family celebration for this special birthday. Sam made is traditional birthday banner and helped me decorate while Sam was at school. We did a lot of green which is Sam's favorite color, he was so surprised when he got home and loved it. YAY! Makes all the work worth it to hear that.
See how festive and colorful, it looks a bit dark in this picture but the sun was shining. Rich thankfully did the streamers and balloons since I hate climbing on chairs and I did the table.
Here's some of the family, like that you can see a bit of the balloons still in this photo.
Notice all the cups and the can of pop. Most of us were drinking ice tea except for my nieces who love water. Sam had a lemon cake that had Sprite in it and a can of sprite just for him to drink.
Happy 13th Birthday Sam!!!
This was going on outside during the party, my mom and I kept taking peeks at it. So pretty!
He got a few gifts which reminded me last year of his wanting to get an XBOX. Everyone chipped in and added it to his saved money and we went and he bought one. A whole year since then already, time really does fly. He got some gift cards, fake snow and snow ball, cash and treats this year.
Happy Mandala! I finally got some red leaves to use, YAY! These are on the strawberry patches in the garden, not many red but just enough to make this with. The yellow berries are growing around the garden too, not sure what they are but happy to have something to add to the mandala. So nice to use a mix of old and new goodies to make a mandala.
The weather is warm today and will be tomorrow so Sam's wish for snow again this year didn't come true, YIPPEE!! But, I hear we might get some later in the week, hoping we won't.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments last week, my cold is better and I'm still enjoying a working computer. Hope you had a good week and thanks for visiting.