Living the good life in Grandpa's backyard.
Here I thought I was caught up...and I wasn't. I went back through photos and my memory was jogged. I haven't told you about Grandpa's birthday celebration or a couple of other things. SO, here we go!
Grandpa and LM
When we were in Indy way back in early June, we celebrated my Dad's birthday and Father's Day all at once, a few weeks early, mainly because we were in town. It was nice to be able to take part in those celebrations.
The group gift, with special lighting.
Usually for such occasions, all of dad's kids go together for a gift of something he wants. His previous miter saw broke just before this get together, so a miter saw it was! Dad is using it to work on the room in the photo. It was previously a "florida room", or a room without heat and air conditioning, but is now being brought into the house as a "normal" room. My dad and Torchy had put the saw on display, complete with extra special lighting! Later on, S went out and took a few more photos:
Dad, posing with his new saw.
An up close and personal view.
Of course, the other great thing about getting together for Grandpa's birthday is an opportunity to visit with not only Grandpa, but also everyone else.
LM had a nice time playing with Rolen.
Grandpa walked LM all around the yard, talking and looking.
Uncle Rick took a swing break with Rolen.
Kylie and Cora also had a nice time swinging.
And so did Deacon.
LM made the rounds of course, here with Torchy.
And with Veda.
Charming Aunt Sherri.
Uncle S caught up with Cora and others.
Not to be outdone, Gibson practiced standing!
When he wasn't holding Gibson, Steve hung out at the grill with Dad for a bit.
In fact, the birthday boy received a lot of attention.
He received a few other gifts...
...and some help blowing out his candles.
And he took in all the signatures on the group gift card.
Lots of names.
Later, Grandpa made LM a grilled cheese.
This pretty much solidified Grandpa in LM's memory forever.
He loves grilled cheese. And Grandpa, of course.
Grandpa was swatting at LM with a paper.
LM thought this was HIL-AR-I-OUS.
Cora was showing off her camping medal.
She got it because she was a winner. Uncle S questioned this..."Are you sure it wasn't because you're a whiner?" To this, Cora replied, "NOOO! I'm a WIIINNNNERRR!!!" OK. Got it.
I also tried to get some finch photos.
None of them were stellar.
Some birdie friends on the other feeder.
LM, fighting sleep, finally succumbed on Grandpa's lap.
Maybe one of my favorites of the whole weekend.
What a smart and pretty girl I have as a niece!
Cutie pie Gibby with his dad.
We had a great time.
And were so glad to take part.