|Cousins Autumn and Lucy enjoying indoor fun|
My brother John drove down from New Jersey to celebrate with us (mental note: we must visit Old Jersey while we are here in the UK). Seeing him was great fun.
|Jacob explains to Uncle John how to play games on the cell phone|
We took my mom out to a favorite local restaurant for a big Italian dinner. That night, live music started just as we were finishing up our dinners. Jacob, Lucy, and Grandmama enjoyed the harpist and his merry band of players. At one point, he asked for requests and they played us a couple of tunes.
|Jacob ponders a new profession|
When dinner was done, we returned home for desserts and presents. We brought some stuff from England for my mom, including a tea towel that shows all the Yorkshire cathedrals and abbeys, a jar of yummy preserves, and the first season of Moonlighting, a favorite TV show from long ago. She received many other wonderful presents too.
|Lucy helps open presents...|
|...Autumn helps too!|
|Oh yeah, there are some Yorkshire biscuits (cookies) in the green tin|
Even more exciting than presents was Grandmama's favorite birthday cake: carrot cake with peanut butter icing. Jacob and Lucy both enjoyed their slices.
|Lucy loves icing/frosting the most|
|Jacob loves it all. No, he really does!|
We had fun celebrating and seeing all our family in person.