I know six people who are celebrating their birthdays this month, including Kyle, my mother-in-law, and my dad. And, last night, we learned that Kyle’s cousin Tonya (maid-of-honor at my wedding) gave birth to a baby girl, Emma Lynn. August birthday number seven!

On Friday, we had a pizza party to celebrate both Kyle and our friend Chris’s birthday. Around 15 of our friends showed up at Old Chicago Pizza in Petaluma.

Leona, Joy and Krista
(Leona, me, my giant arm, and Krista at the pizza parlor)

Afterwards, we saw Snakes on a Plane. Justin squealed and kicked his legs every time something happened on screen, making him my new favorite person to see scary movies with.

Afterwards, Leona made Kyle a Snakes-on-a-Cake cake. And, with a nod to Kyle’s love of Linux, Troy wrapped Kyle’s present in Snakes-on-a-Penguin wrapping paper that Troy designed himself.

Snakes on a Cake
(Gummy Worms and Army Men battle it out on the cake)

Snakes on a Penguin
(The caption says “Nobody Fux with Tux”)

On Sunday, we went to my parent’s house and had another joint birthday party, this time celebrating Kyle and my dad’s birthday. My grandfather, who recently passed away, upholstered chairs for a living, so my mom had all these vintage fabrics from the 1930s-1980s to give me. Many of them were hand-painted in England and France, often with intricate bird and nature scenes.

I don’t know what I’m going to do with them yet. Right now I just like looking at them.


More Fabric

5 thoughts on “August and All the Birthdays

  1. marcia

    pretty fabric!!

    Also, hurray for new babies! It is the year of the baby.

  2. leona

    Man, you are NOT the one with arm problems in that photo. I had to crop away a bunch of my fat arm. Ick!

    I like to be mentinoe, though. I like being linked to. Yay!

  3. Kat

    Wow, that fabric rawks! (says the fabric/crafty things whore/addict) (:

    You could make some kickass purses out of that…or maybe a kimono type jacket…or a quilt or tablecloth or couch cover or comforter cover for the bed…the possibilities are rather endless.

    I think you shall have twins…but one will be a boy and one a girl…and they will talk to each other telepathically and be super-imaginative and smart, but during their late teenage years, a tragic accident of some sort will change their lives forever and they will spend the rest of their lives attempting to take over the world, “Pink and the Brain” style. 😛

  4. Kat

    Oh, PS: was that the photo I took at the pizza party? I think all three of you are super gorgeous women who need no cropping at all! So feisty too! And smart and kickass. So there!

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