From mid April to the end of June, our family has a celebration every weekend. As the family grows with new partners and grandbabies there are lots of spring birthdays to celebrate. Throw Mother’s Day and Father’s Day into the mix, and our social calendar is full – with family events.
We already have the family tradition of getting together at our home and having Sunday night dinner together – but during this time the gatherings are a little bigger, and usually involve dessert! I always try to let the birthday celebrant choose the meal plan – including their favourite cake.
This can take some careful planning because in my world of Real Estate, Sunday’s are also Open House days, so it takes some careful planning and often some early-morning prep work to be able to pull a meal together for 12 people… after completing an Open House from 1-3 on Sunday afternoon. My family laughs at my lists, but those lists keep us organized and help make it all happen.
I am writing this blog as I sit at a Sunday Open House. The birthday celebrity today is our 12-year old granddaughter, and her meal of choice includes: mashed potatoes, ceasar salad, steak (with mushrooms – but not for her), and an ice-cream cake. I normally bake the birthday cake, but I have yet to learn how to make an ice-cream cake, so I cheated this time thanks to Dairy Queen.
(And thanks to Tom from Comfort Pro for fixing their freezers this hot weekend!)
I hope that you will find some time to celebrate some special occasions over the summer months, and enjoy these special moments – with the ones that you love.