Justin, his mom Sarah, and dad John all have birthdays within 9 days of each other. On Friday evening we went up to John and Sarah’s house, where Aunt Maggie and Cousin Beth were also staying for the weekend, to celebrate the special days. Last year we had found a fun, vintage basketball player cake topper belonging to Justin’s grandma, with the plan to put it on John’s birthday cake. Somehow we managed, through all the renovations, packing up, and moving into our apartment, to keep track of it to get it onto the Red Velvet Cake for the celebration. It made its appearance among lots of laughs, and Beth only checked out the back of his shorts a couple of times.
Mag and Beth earned the “Best Gift Givers” award, by gifting Justin with these amazing “Sumo Thumb Wrestlers.” Everyone took a turn playing with the hilarious thumb toppers. Who knew something so small and goofy could illicit gut-busting laughs.
In addition to the above-mentioned items, Justin received a pack of vintage soda from his parents. Definitely a way to his heart!
We were able to enjoy some extended time with this family this weekend, as well as plenty of food and fun.
A very happy birthday, and lots of love, to each of you, Justin, John, and Sarah!