These pictures are going to give you the wrong idea about our spring weather this year. It's been gloomy, but this day was glorious.
No, he's never seen a Jim Carrey movie.
Back at the ranch, Shaun's folks joined us for a birthday dinner. There was eating of chips and hanging out on the deck.
Willem scored a pirate ring at the restaurant. He wore it for the rest of the week.
Chatting with Grandpa.
We're overdue for a cat picture on this blog. She's 11 years old and as pretty as ever.
Shaun's mom brought beans and homemade rolls. I made Sweet and Smoky Oven Spareribs and Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad.
For dessert we had ice cream sundaes. I tried this hot fudge recipe, which was a hit. It's really easy to make, which is an important quality in a recipe for me. When I cook for company, I am very scatterbrained and easily distracted, so the simpler it is, the less likely I am to mess it up. Some of the reviewers thought it was too sweet, so I used 70% Lindt chocolate. I thought it turned out just right.
May 4 wasn't just Shaun's birthday--it was also my brother-in-law Cliff's birthday! Same day, same year. My sister and I are three years apart, and our husbands were born right smack dab in the middle. (She's younger than hers, I'm older than mine.) They are both excellent men. May 4 is a happy day.