How has it come to be that time of year again, when the pools close and the weather turns a downward trend and I am reminded of my age by the passing of another birthday for my firstborn?? This year Jefferson has been very interested in rollerskating and although we won't have his rollerrink party for another couple weeks, we gathered as much family as we could for a day to celebrate his 9th birthday. He requested chocolate cake and since I didn't have time to make it, I picked up the largest, chocolatiest, heaviest monstrosity that I could find (thx Cost*co, for the tummy ache & heartburn!). It was just so much fun to see how excited he was all day long as he waited for his aunts & uncles & grandparents (and PRESENTS!)!