Work, both in and out of the home is keeping me pretty busy this week so I'm going to try and push out a couple of posts in a row so I don't get too back logged. This opening post in the series is brought to you courtesy of another Golden Birthday lady in the family!!
Cousin Mairead is our Valentine's baby who went, and when our heads were turned, grew up on us!!!
The cousin who was Mari's closest friend and biggest competitor! I caused many a milestone to be met with a simple sentence, "But Mairead already does it!"
Now she is a lovely young lady who turned FOURTEEN on February 14th!!
A lovely flautist who even played accompaniment to the rousing rendition of Happy Birthday...
and graciously opened her gifts...
while the 'gayles' [as Andrew used to call the trio when they were younger] were right at her feet!
The red velvet custom continued again this year [don't think she'll ever tire of it frankly!!] ...
but the Grammy Awards were on so the party moved to the couch. Sigh, gone are the days of bouncy house head bangs and soggy cake swim parties! Father time marches on and our 'young gang' are
ALL teenagers now!!!