Yesterday was my Mom’s 96th birthday and we convened at my brother John’s house in Santa Rosa today to celebrate along with her caregivers Luisa and Tammy who are sisters. Mom loved her new red sequined cap and it coordinated well with the sparkly sweater she sported. There was lots of animated talk today and Mom was happy but focused on her food. John made a fabulous coconut shrimp and spinach dish that he concocted and will never be able to duplicate; everyone had seconds because we knew we would never get that exact taste again. When we cut the cake, we joked that Mom would have to have enough breath to blow out 96 candles but in the end there was only one which she nimbly managed to dispense with. I wonder what she wished for?
Here are some shots of my family. My sister-in-law Pam, John’s wife, was cat sitting in San Diego for their son Michael so she wasn’t there. Arthur’s wife Sue joined us, though. After looking at the shot of Arthur, it’s no wonder that they named a nut house after us. 🙂 It is also clear to me that I need to work on focusing group shots, especially when I’m in them!