Mark was home for fall break a couple of weeks ago, and when I wanted to bake a birthday cake for him, he turned me down cold. He was not having a birthday this year. Of course, you do not say things like that to this mom!
Mark's in college in Philadelphia, about 125 miles south of here. And it just so happens that Jeff has a house about 5 miles from Mark's school. You see where this is going, right?
So...Mark was particularly surprised to see me and Ryan in Philadelphia on a Monday night (he claimed that he thought the sisters might be there).
Cake was involved, of course. The giant flame atop the cake was an Incredible Candle, which, when first lit, looks like a blowtorch on top of your cake. It's great fun.
Uncle Jeff let little Nora walk on his dining room table, a stunt she thought was great fun.
All in all, it was a successful birthday surprise.
And now it's November. Time to start thinking about Thanksgiving...
Happy Thursday, everyone!