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Grey turns 22: Bow-ties, Balloons, and Family Time at Home.

SONY DSCSaturday was Grey’s Birthday. He turned 22. He wanted nothing more than to sleep in, relax, and save our sweet mulah. So that’s what we did. I had to get balloons of course because…well everyone needs balloons on their birthday…SONY DSC

…and a few small gifts.SONY DSC We spread the gift giving over the course of the day, which started out with pumpkin pancakes.SONY DSC Oh the deliciousness. I’m posting the recipe for them tomorrow.SONY DSC Before Grey woke up though…I picked some Autumn sunflowers from the garden…SONY DSC…and got Greyson dressed in his finest: a suspender and bow-tie onsie.SONY DSC Who said dressing a boy isn’t fun?

You know what I think Grey enjoyed the most? That moment. THE moment that lasted about .000567 seconds when the house was clean before breakfast. It was so bright and “birthday-y” with the balloons, pretty flowers, pumpkin candle…SONY DSC …and things just for him.SONY DSCSONY DSC …until I made breakfast…then it was all downhill from there.SONY DSC There were diapers changed, balloons that turned into science experiments…SONY DSCand desserts to be made.SONY DSC

I made one of Grey’s favorites: Cherry Crisp, as well as some Chocolate, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars which I started too late and didn’t have enough time to finish setting up in the refrigerator before everyone came over.SONY DSC We ate them anyways. That’s what’s special about family gatherings. Family usually doesn’t care if the condiments are left in their containers come serving time, presents are wrapped in newspaper, or the cheesecake bars are half cheesecake, half cheesecake pudding. They just enjoy the effort, and move on. SONY DSCCass, Bub, and our sweet niece Mal came over.SONY DSCGrey’s mama and dad made tri-tip, garlic bread, green salad, and sweet potatoes for dinner and Papa Glynn, Grandma Leola, Celeste, Sean, and Garrett came over for dessert. We talked, ate, and celebrated Grey on his birthday with pancakes, balloons, baby bow-ties, dessert, thriftiness,Captain America, and most importantly family.SONY DSC Happy 22nd, my love.

Love, Brianna


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