Their birthdays fall in May, June, and July.
We've had all kinds of birthday parties over the years...
Garden parties, fairy parties, gymnastic parties, cooking parties,
book themed parties, pool parties and the like...
Some of them were rather exhaustively elaborate.
But, the best parties are the simplest.
Where the food is delicious, the company your nearest and dearest, and the birthday girl is thrilled with a homemade coconut cupcake. I'm trying to keep that in mind, as my littlest one has her birthday next week.
What shall we give to the birthday child?
A blessing, a kiss or a golden ring?
A kiss lasts only a second or two,
The ring is lost ere the year is through.
But the blessing of God is a precious thing.
So the blessing of God is the gift we bring.
To the child that is gentle and sweet and mild,
To the dear little, good birthday child!
The vintage Birthday Angels are by Josef. They're the original ones, not the later reproductions. I've one through five, and I admit, I'm sorely tempted by the idea of six through sixteen. Maybe one day, they'll find me.