Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What a Difference a Year Makes

Last year on Ben's birthday, both boys were 5'4" tall (and so was I).

This year, I'm still 5'4" (more or less) and they are both exactly 5'8". At this rate, they will both be six feet tall next year.
Uncle Bill blew into town on his way to a music box society convention in Cincinnati. He may stop by again on his way west next week. He believes it is less trouble to drive across the country than to fly. This year he is travelling alone.
See what a handsome guy he is (inside and out!). The cake is Ben's request and invention: chocolate cake with a hollow in the middle filled with orange sherbet, and fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, and peaches) spooned over each serving. It was delicious!

Today is the day that the local "Extreme Home Makeover" family comes home to their new house. I considered going out to watch, but it's very rainy and I didn't feel like fighting crowds and mud.


  1. What an amazing year it's been--I wonder if they'll make the 6 foot mark? And how fun that Uncle Bill dropped in again this year!

  2. Ok, not fair. They are both officially taller than me now. =(