In my family, summer is the birthday season. I was born on my father's birthday, July 10th. My sister was born on July 9th. My three nieces' birthdays are in June, July and August. My mom's birthday is in August, too.
Yesterday was my sister's birthday. She was true to an old family tradition... having a birthday picnic!
This is the birthday girl; my youngest sister, she is 17 years my junior. She is the one in the family who went to medical school and became a doctor. She has three girls, ages 12, 10, and 8. These are the nieces I watch on days when my sister works.
She and the three girls gathered around the birthday cake:
Sammy came along to take a dip in the creek. She loves to doggie paddle in the creek!
This is Molly, on the bridge over the creek. Her birthday is next week.
And on the playground:
But who needs a playground? A big rock is fun, too!
Well, now I am going to go and celebrate my own birthday... today! My father is no longer living but I will think of him as I celebrate the day that is our joint birthday.