December 1, 2012
Today, even though it’s a few days early, we celebrated Brendan’s 5thbirthday. I was not able to get a Dinosaur cake, but Brendan did not complain about the Toy Story themed one in its place. As he made the first cut, he exclaimed: “I WISH I WAS A DINO-MAN!” All the grandchildren were there and the weather was nice enough for the little ones to play out back in the tent (yes, the weather here in Pittsburgh is still grand enough for the tent to be standing). Later after most of the party guests left and the party debris was cleaned, Mom and I “winterized” the front porch, although the forecast for the week is temps in the 50’s – you just never know. Kayla, Chloe, Ben, Cammi and Jade stayed over and we had a fun evening playing Scattergories and watching The Grinch.