Some may think having eight babies is a remarkable undertaking but I think having eighty birthdays is far more extraordinary. As far as "Octo-Moms" go, Mark's mom is the real deal. February 13th was my favorite mother-in-law's 80th birthday! The first big family milestone of the year!
But onto the celebrating! We had a fantastic birthday dinner for Hazel at Mamma Lombardi's. There is no denying the culinary joy that is New York Italian food and Mamma Lombardi's delivered.
But back to the birthday girl. She got the full treatment, singing Italian waiters (Happy-a-birthday to yoooo....)
And lots of love...
|Hazel with Mark and my favorite sister-in-law, Linda|
|Hazel with Spence and my favorite nephew-in-high school, Alexander|
|Visiting their old house|
|Visiting the town of Massapequa Park and the much-frequented Soccer Shop|
|Hazel, Mark and Linda knew this place well before it was seen on Food Network or the Travel Channel. Sweet Mother of Murgatroyde (don't ask me, it's just something I say) their cheeseburgers ROCK!|
And you may remember this oldie but goodie from Kazoo Day...
Of course we did not leave Hazel hanging on her actual birthday. She had a soiree with her friends from church and we arranged for her to have lunch with her other friends in Arizona. Her sister, Shirley, flew out to Arizona to celebrate too. The birthday girl definitely got her party on!
Happy Birthday Hazel! We love you!!