Prepping for grandma’s 25th birthday. Grandsons helped color 8.5 x 11 inch letters (Happy Birthday, Gma}, stapled together on ribbon and hung above kitchen table–3 of them. So far grandpa’s engineering has failed only twice–never staple heavy paper on paper ribbon. January 21 is birthday girl’s party and she’s not expecting surprise drop in visitors the 22nd. I offered chocolate or strawberry short cake by me. She suggested ice cream and a candle…relented and, "Maybe a Cold Stone cake." Happy Birthday, grandma.