We had a great time with Gunny’s family in Tulsa last weekend, and there were two milestones to celebrate.
First, it was Nikki’s 15th birthday.
Let me just insert here that I have always loved red hair, so I think it’s wonderful that each of our children has one redheaded daughter — Gunny’s Nikki and DD’s Coco. And I’m sure the girls would want me to say, “Redheads rock!” Here’s a picture I took of the two of them a year ago last summer. I believe that’s their Charlie’s Angel pose. I think it’s interesting that when Nikki was little, her hair was very, very light red — more of a strawberry blonde. And, Coco, had very, very dark red hair when she was little. But now, one has darkened, one has lightened, and they have hair that is very similar in color!
But, I digress. Here’s Nikki with the birthday cake I took to her. You’ll notice I kept the picture focused on Nikki and hardly at all on the cake. That’s because while the fudge cake I make is, in my estimation, the best recipe for chocolate cake ever, this one’s “looks” suffered from being transported. Luckily, that didn’t hurt the taste!
And the other milestone, was that for the first time, one of our grandchildren is taller than me!
Jay will turn 14 in January, and he is about 2 inches taller than my 5’7″, and way taller than Nikki. Hard to believe that Nikki is 15 months older, isn’t it? But, that doesn’t bother her. She loves her brother and can still verbally cut him down to size, if necessary!
Congratulations Nikki and Jay! To Nikki for being “old” and to Jay for being “tall.” I love you both, and Grandpa and I both really enjoyed the time we got to spend with you last weekend! (and, of course, with your Mom and Dad too — just in case they’re reading this!)