Our lives have been busy lately...more so than usual. I'm hoping for things to slow down a bit, but our potato harvest starts this week, so I know that the pace won't change for a while yet. Most of us seem to have either a horrible cough or sore throat, and we're trying to rest as much as we can today to get feeling better before harvest starts.
Yesterday, my sweet baby, Kate, turned five years old. She and Lily are both five years old until Tuesday...my cute little Irish Twins. Because their birthdays are so close, we usually celebrate them together (and since I usually buy them matching presents, Lily can't really wait to open hers). This is the first year in their lives that we haven't been digging potatoes during their birthday (we're starting a little later than normal this year), so we really actually got to celebrate their birthdays. In fact, we treated them to lunch at McDonald's and even ate outside at the play area and let them play on the kids toys. This is a very rare occasion, because one, we're not real fans of McDonald's, and two, I don't usually let my kids play on public toys because they gross me out :) But the girls had a blast...Kate said "This is the best birthday of my whole life!". Later in the day, we had grandmas and grandpas over for dinner, and Kate got to pick her favorite dinner and dessert. She chose Corn Chowder with breadsticks and Raspberry cupcakes.