This watermelon was so good.
And this salsa, oh my. I divided it and added quite a bit more peppers for the Handy Man. We ate it for most every meal till it was gone.
I want to give a big shout out to my family. I've shared before that while Noella was more than happy having a mother figure, I wanted Ivonne to have some experience with people of different ages and with guys and cousins. They all showed up to shower them with love in celebration of Ivonne's 2nd birthday. He didn't quite know what to think of everyone showering him with attention.
With supper cooked, but a while till dinner time, we turned our thoughts to presents. Ivonne had no idea what to think.
I was proud of the kids for all giving it go, though different than they'd experienced before. In addition, they were so great to show their appreciation to Noella for her hard work.
It seemed the men folk agreed that the "maaaa..." (goat) was a favorite and we'll probably laugh about what we all now call it, for a long time.When it was time to light the candles, Pappy was behind Noella and Ivonne and when so grown up Giddy-Up struck the first match Ivonne wanted up in Pap's arms and away from the fire. That was a first.
We then enjoyed cake and ice cream. Noella said she wanted to come to all the family parties and was so thrilled with cake and gifts and banners and pictures.
It is delightful to be a part of her joy.