Monday, September 24, 2007
Triple Birthday Celebration
The birthday kids, Mom, Dad, and Junior doing the candle snuffing.
There was no Saturday post here at Pure Florida this weekend, because we were up early and off to St. Augustine for a triple birthday celebration.
Mom, Dad, and Junior all have birthdays this month so we decided on a consolidated birthday celebration to save gas and work around everyone's busy schedule. Last Saturday was the only day where we could get everyone ... even Tampa Emma all together for some cake and birthday wishes.
The picture above is Junior as he discovers that his $1000 is all in ones.
Every time one of my kids hits 16, their Uncle T (my big brother) gives them $1000 AND A CONTRACT which stipulates the money may only be invested, not spent until they turn 18. No cars, no ATV's, no triple core processor computers, etc.
PLUS, the recipient must report back to Uncle T when they hit 18 and tell him how their investment went.
It's a pretty funny contract to read also.
I'm sure Uncle T is happy that I have no more kids as he's done this three times now.
The cake was sportin' some high tech candle thingies that burn the color of the candle stick. The photo sorta shows that, but they really did burn in technicolor.
We ate lunch at Schooner's (as usual) and returned to the house for cake and presents. It didn't take long for Katie to find her spot. This couch has drawn her like a moth to a porchlight since she was a little girl and being grown up has not changed that allure.
It was a great day and Junior returned home with cash to invest and 100 Toll House (original recipe) cookies from his Grandmother's oven. He counts these cookies and checks frequently to see if we are stealing them (we are). Last year, he had little warning signs inside the cookie box.
I think it would be easier to take his cash than those cookies.