The end of October has always been a rather hectic time at our house. DD1, DD3 and myself all have birthdays, and then of course, we have Halloween to celebrate too! Some years have been just brimming with cupcakes and birthday cakes and ice cream and parties and costumes and candy. Things have settled down somewhat now that the daughters are grown, and this year we pretty much celebrated together on a Sunday afternoon with two birthday cakes and two kinds of ice cream. DH, myself, and the two daughters were the only family members able to come, so we have had quite the abundance of cake and ice cream all to ourselves. Maybe next year we’ll invite you all!