Ms. Poppy turned the big ~*1*~ on Sept. 30, and Bill and I were lucky enough to fly down to Texas to help her celebrate. My sister puts on quite the shindig! The theme of the part was Birds, as in put a bird on it!
The menu consisted of birds nests (made out of butterscotch chips and crunchy noodles) chicken salad sammiches, quiche, mini cupcakes, fruit kabobs, hummus and cheese dips to go with smoked salmon and crackers.
Auntie Sissy (that's me) and Uncle Bill helped with the decorating and some of the cooking.
I was charged with the very important duty of cutting the sammiches into bird shapes LOL
Poppy got her own cheese pie to celebrate turning 1! Yep, it was in keeping with the bird theme.
She wasn't sure about it at first LOL
but eventually go the hang of it!
My sister and I do not really look like we came from the same family. We may share a few features, but I tower over her. Most important though is the fact that we are so stinkin' similar it's frightening (for our husbands!)
We've visited off and on over the last couple of years, but for whatever reason, it was this trip where I really truly realized how alike we are. We're vastly different in many ways, but it was overwhelmingly comforting to finally realize and know that there's someone else out there so very much like me (crazy-making and all). I think I've been feeling isolated again, here with Bill and his family and our friends.
Out lil lovebug is growing up so fast. She's walking like she's been doing it her whole life and loves zipping across the floor at high speed (for her at least). It was well worth the trip and I can't wait until I can convince them to come visit us here in Portland. I may have even talked my sister into doing the Rock'n'Roll Half with me in May!