It is hard to believe that Karina is turning 24!! The "girls" went out to dinner and then to Grandma Snap's house for dessert to celebrate. We had a fun evening and Karina got some nice, practical gifts- including a basic canning kit- so now she can can all those veggies she's growing in her own garden! One of the highlights of the evening was listening to a mystery "BING" noise in Grandma Snap's house...it "bings" every hour about six minutes to the hour and she can't figure out where it is coming from. Nobody could- so it remains a mystery! A pretty darn exciting way to spend the evening before your 24th birthday...listening to a "BING"! As for Solo - well, he celebrated the day in his usual way- pretty low-key. I gave him some extra hugs and attention and extra food at dinner time. He is a wonderful spry puppy at age 12!
Standing around the cozy kitchen area.
Once you hit age 24, nobody attempts to put ALL the candles on! I was going to bake her cake this year but it was too hot yesterday and today to even think about turning on the oven! So she got a store bought carrot cake. Vegan, of course!
Grandma Snap brings out the cake.
Claire inspects the canning kit.
Wow...when I was 24 I had a 5 year old!! Heck, that was KARINA!!
The daughter-mom pose.
Not bad for a photo taken at arm's length.
Claire listens to Grandma Snap describe something.
I got creative with the gift wrap...that's Karina, age 6 months or so...