Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Stacia is 17!

 Stacia turns 17 years old today. 

Take just a minute and contemplate that fact. Our BABY turns 17 years old today. This blog was started to document her growing up because the older two left home 2 weeks after she was born. She's all grown up now and maybe it's time to quit the blog. LOL 

(Stacia has just informed me when she goes to Japan the blog will be an easy way for her to keep up with the siblings and watch the grands grow up. I may be doing this when I am 83.)

17 years. 

We had a friend's party on Saturday. This upcoming Saturday will be our August Family Celebration - Stacia's Birthday, CyRi's Anniversary and Little Buddy's* introduction to our extended family circle.

Michael mentioned we needed a household party - and the only day when we can hope to have everyone home at the same time is Thursday afternoon...so gifts and a lunch/dinner out will be Thursday. This is how a simple birthday stretches into a weeklong celebration in Gherkinville. ::snort:: 

We discussed what Stacia would like to do today. She wanted to play games with the family. Early this morning I sat out the traditional birthday chair covers and pig hat. I also stacked games on the corner of the table. I knew I would be gone when she woke up, but she'd know I was thinking of her on her birthday. 

The girls got up and played This That and Everything. I made it back from town with a few fun things. 

Birthday balloon, US treats & flowers

Little did I know Stacia had never had a big, swirly lollipop. She was thrilled. We were amused - sort of like when she tried bacon for the first time when she was 10. 

Everyone left to take Allie to work and to vote. When Nolan, Stacia and Michael got home, we played Forbidden Island. We managed to get off the island in both rounds. 

Michael went out to take care of chickens....and Stacia, Nolan and I pulled together rice, stir fry and sesame chicken

Continuing the "Give Stacia whatever she wants" theme we watched, "The Road to El Dorado." Wow - that brings back memories of their childhood. LOL 

*Little Buddy is the name I'm going to use for C online until his adoption is final. 

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