Since Daniel, Erica and Mary Lane all have summer birthdays and it was going to be hard for all of us to be together for each one's birthday, I brought up the idea of us having one cousin birthday party with the family this summer. Of course, that didn't stop us from having a "3rd of July" celebration the day after Daniel's birthday or me and Grandma going to Mary Lane's party at Sweet CeCe's. But the cousin party was dedicated to all three "kids" this year.
We had to schedule it around Daniel's work schedule, so it turned out to be a Saturday morning brunch with homemade waffles and lots of breakfast foods to go with it (thanks, Grandma!). I also brought some cupcakes and the cousins all blew out the candles together. It was a fun family time for all of us!