We went to my daughter's home today, to celebrate four of our grandchildren's birthdays; the oldest turned 12 at the end of March, the twins are 10 today and another granddaughter turns 8 next Sunday.
The pink dogwood, which is really more red than pink, was growing in her yard, along with 4-5 gorgeous white ones.
It seems odd to have so many family birthdays clumped together like that, but it is really nice. We can all get together to celebrate and, as the saying goes, kill 4 birds with one stone. All the children seemed pleased with their presents; one of them said this was his "best birthday ever", since he got all the presents he asked for - and then some. One of the girls got a gift of sea monkeys, which she wanted to set-up immediately, and when that was discouraged in favor of waiting until after lunch, she was more than a little ticked off. Someone always is, it seems. She was mollified by her ice cream cake, though!
All in all, it was a nice day, spent in the company of all three of my children and two spouses, and all six bio grandchildren; with excellent food and great iced tea. Considering the sobering news of last week, it was a special time, and helped me to focus on something other than myself - which is always desirable. I hope you had a special weekend too!