As you may be aware by now, my grand kids have theme birthdays, and some of them have been rather unusual. Some time ago Irene decided this birthday would have a Hawaiian theme.
The usual family group was in attendance:
Jill prepared a feast of grilled pork loin, vege and pineapple k-bobs, stir fried noodles, and fruit salad with coconut pudding called haupia. There were fancy blended drinks with little umbrellas. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of the eating and drinking.
We had the Sounders game on in the background, and at half time it was time for birthday gifts.
There were new clothes and art supplies, including paints and a portfolio.
And there was cake - volcano cake!
It even erupted! Isaac commented that it was the first "functional" cake. (There was a small bottle of Diet Coke in the middle of the cake, into which Jill dropped Mentos)
Happy Birthday dear Irene, Happy Birthday to you.
The lava flowed and the candles glowed.
And then we ate it. Oh, and as we ate cake, the Sounders won!
Kids grow up fast. We have to treasure each moment we have with them.