Friday, January 05, 2007

Joseph's fiesta...

Joe is 16 and he's a rock. A flexible, easy-going rock. You can count on him to make you feel better and point out that worry won't get you anywhere. One of my most favorite things about Joe is that he's thankful- not the most common trait in 16 year olds. Joe had a fiesta- lots of Mexican food. He strung a rope of red chili pepper lights down the length of the table- very cool. He served nacho chips and cheese and soft shell tacos with Coca-Cola classic to drink. Joe almost always has the same dessert- warm brownies with icecream and hot fudge sauce- whipped cream on top. That's near the top of my dessert favorite list, too. What's not to like? He got each of the kids their own little mini deck of cards. (Growing up, playingcards were taboo around my house. Apparently, years earlier, my 2 aunts were renting a small apartment and they had left their cards on the coffee table- they just played go-fish and such with them. Well, the landlord saw them and they got evicted!! no kidding. But now, we all love to play gin-rummy, and shaghai rummy. Nerts and even go-fish. Euchre is the big card game in this area, but I haven't figured out how to play that one, yet. My grandma had a deck of Rook cards we liked to play. How times change!) It was a grand feast- and that rounds out all the children's feast days for another year. Bill's feast day is tonight, mine is tomorrow. All the shopping is done and I am getting close to getting all the presents wrapped...

12 comments:

Darcie...Quilting By Darcie said...

Joe sounds like an amazing 16 year old. And he's got terrific taste in food too!

You're such a terrific Mom to take time for each child's Feast (or Fiesta!)...the menu and the gifts...the decorating. Do they ever talk about when they're grown...continuing your tradition with their own children?

Hugs to you! TGIF!

Angie said...

That young man looks a lot like his Momma!! Very handsome...and most unusual for a 16 year old. :) Yummy, Mexican, sorry I missed his 'fiesta'. LOL

teelduo said...

Oh YUM, I think I should have sent Craig home and stayed myself. giggle

Peni said...

Wait a minute...they can't be over already? What fun! Don't forget to detail Bill's and your's - we're holding out breath.

I might go home tomorrow (or Sunday). Have a great weekend.

Love you so, Mom

Peni said...

...that should be holding OUR breath...you're likely the one OUT of breath! XOXOXO

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

You are very lucky to have a 16 year old who is thankful. I hear about what some 16 yo are doing and I am thankful for both my wonderful sons.

We have favorite dinners once a month for each of us.

We play cards but no gambling is allowed. When I visited my granmother we played Go Fish for hours.

Isobel said...

You got some really cool kids, Nines...perhaps because they have some really cool parents.

Sandra said...

Your children all look so much alike! The Mexican fiesta sounds great - my fave food :-)

Helen said...

Nines, you have very handsome children. I laughed about the cards. It made me think of the days (before my time i might add) when female teachers who got married had to give up teaching. Some changes are good. Besides, playing cards is good for brain development.

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Dona said...

Wonderful children. Are the feasts something special your children do during the holidays? Enjoy your blog very much.

Denise Wheeler said...

What a wonderful tradition! I am thinking I will start something like that here. That would be a lot of fun, especially for the kids. I am wondering how this tradition started. Is there a story behind it?