Ever wonder what happens when you put trick candles on a 4-year-old's birthday cake? Wonder no more...
Yep. That's just not a happy face. Oddly enough, my stepmom tried to do the same thing to my brother when he turned 13 this year. The candles didn't work. Hah! What an evil invention those things are. Think maybe I shoulda had therapy for this one?!?!
Next up, 1985. My Pap's birthday is April 22. Many years our birthdays were celebrated together. This was our 6 and 60 year. He'd have been 84 this year. I miss sharing a cake with him.
Cutting a cake is serious stuff, at least I guess it is to a 7 year old.
And an 8 year old. I think this was the year we got 8 inches of snow - during my slumber party. Wonder why I never had another one of those???
And for the Final Flashback - 13, Welcome to Teenhood!
Looking back over the past 30 years of my life I can only come up with one word to describe them that just might cover it all: Blessed. Blessed to know all 4 of my grandparents; and to still know one. Blessed to know 5 Great-Grandparents. Blessed to have 4 parents and 2 brothers. Blessed to have met The Man. He is my soul-mate; our souls were made to be together. Blessed to hear my phone ring every April 10 at 7:33AM (the time I was born) and be sung to not once, but twice - once from Dad and once from Mom.
Looking to the next 30 years of my life I can only hope and pray that they are as Blessed as the last 30.