Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Winding down . . .

Yesterday my Mom turned 90! She enjoyed all the cards she received. She went over them again and again. Mom has Alzheimers. It seems the cards are all new to her every time she looks at them. That's about the only good thing of that terrible disease. Besides a little heart issue, she is in relatively good health. 



She enjoyed 3 of her 7 great grands at her small party. I'm not sure who ate more 2nds on the cake, her or the kids. Another side effect of Alzheimer is she forgot she had already eaten a piece or two of cake! After all, not every day do you turn 90, so you go Mom, the cake is all yours!

 Next year my sister and I are buying mom a scarf!


Later in the afternoon, Alex felt the need to be busy. First he was in the blacksmith shop. He forged a poker to use on the camp fires he so loves to play in.


Then he decided to help me in the kitchen. We made his Grandpa's favorite walnut cookies. 

The kids are back today, not sure what we will do to keep busy to close out the last day of 2013. 

6 comments:

Missouri Gal said...

Happy 90th to your mom!

Jerry C said...

Great picture of your mom. She looks happy. As you said, let her eat cake, at ninety she deserves it. Happy New Year to you and the blacksmith.

Lise said...

Happy Birthday to you mom! Let her eat cake:) Alex looks like he's inherited B's talent and skills! Happy New Year my friend, hugs :)

Marge said...

Your mom is a very young looking 90. And if it makes her happy to eat cake, let her eat cake! When Grandpa lived with us and he'd slather half a pound of butter on his steak, I would chide him for it. He replied that he was 88 and if he wanted to eat butter he would eat butter!

Janna and Mike said...

Your Mom is a very young looking 90 years old! Happy New Year!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your Mom.. she is still a beautiful lady. What a lovely trio of ladies, in fact.. obviously you have fabulous genetics! And looky at the young blacksmith. someday he will make a fine catch - blacksmith and cook.. doesn't get any better than that! ;) -T