One of our big family traditions is to sit around a meal near some one's birthday and everyone gives three things they like about the birthday person. I love this. i love to hear how the children look at each other. Dad and I love to hear how they are interacting and what is important to them. I love that peak into what they see in each other. So poor Pooker. With all the issues with Bagel we put off her meal out. After our Narnia adventure we decided to go out to lunch. A place that we all loved when we were up north was Steak 'n Shake. There just happens to be one in the Houston area but it is about an hour from our house. The day was shot anyway so we continued the venture in honor of Pooker's meal. Here she is longing for the plate of pickles. You can't even imagine how much we all love those silly pickles cut long ways. Yum, Yum, Yum!In the end the waitress finally caught on and brought us several plates like this. Every last one was consumed and enjoyed. Even Jumba fell in love with the pickles even though it was his first real encounter with Steak 'n Shake.
We loved the food and the hats!
A group shot in front of the Steak 'n Shake signs seams out of sorts for most I am sure.
We were only too happy to pose. A little happy reminder of our past up North right here in our home in Texas. Pooker was honored and celebrated for her beauty, kindness, humor, ability to drive, charity, and her strong faith to name only a few of the things listed by her family.