Dad, posing for his official "Celebrate" birthday crown portrait with the girls!
No amount of rain could stop us from celebrating dad's birthday today!
This wasn't just any rain....
It came down in BUCKETS... Non stop ... Almost all day!
This has been the rainiest summer I can ever remember, and today was the worst yet!
But I braved it because I had to run to the supermarket to pick up ingredients for a very special supper tonight - all dad's favorites for his birthday... sockeye salmon, mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, and dad's favorite zucchini, yellow squash, onion, & diced garlic tomato concoction! Supper was great...
...and then it was time for the cake (a variation of the Black Forest Cake I make for Amanda's birthday each year). I love this "cake topper" photo of my mom and dad. It was taken about 40 years ago in a little photo booth at Salisbury Beach in MA. It felt like Mom was right here celebrating with us tonight.