Jack welcomed Sadie to help him blow out candles on his birthday cake at today's special Luncheon. It was a great event with Grilled Burgers and lots of "goodies". Balloons and birthday caps added to the festive atmosphere. Jack knows he's two but likes to hold up 4 fingers and say "four" when asked how old he is. I continue to be pleasantly surprised at how well Jack and Sadie get along. He looks forward to her help in doing things like opening presents, and she seems to get just as much pleasure in his gifts as he does. While he received many nice gifts, the little barn with farm animals seemed to be his favorite followed by a wooden firetruck.
After all the gift opening, we went home and had naps. Then took on the leaves in our front yard. I removed the catcher the first time over and just chopped them up, then put it on and picked up the ground up residue. Elaine carried it back to the compost pile, and I used the lief blower to finish off the job. We decided it was time to "toast our health" which we did on the deck. Nebraska is down 7-10 against Wisconsin at the half and Cleveland just went ahead of the Cubs 2-1 in the top of the 2nd inning.