Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Grandpa's Birthday

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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!

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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.

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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:

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Dad, posing with his new saw.

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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.

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LM had a nice time playing with Rolen.

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Grandpa walked LM all around the yard, talking and looking.

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Uncle Rick took a swing break with Rolen.

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Kylie and Cora also had a nice time swinging.

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And so did Deacon.

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LM made the rounds of course, here with Torchy.

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And with Veda.

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And Jessica.

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Charming Aunt Sherri.

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Uncle S caught up with Cora and others.

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Not to be outdone, Gibson practiced standing!

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When he wasn't holding Gibson, Steve hung out at the grill with Dad for a bit.

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In fact, the birthday boy received a lot of attention.

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He received a few other gifts...

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...and some help blowing out his candles.

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And he took in all the signatures on the group gift card.
Lots of names.

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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.

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Grandpa was swatting at LM with a paper.
LM thought this was HIL-AR-I-OUS.

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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.

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Awwww...

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I also tried to get some finch photos.
None of them were stellar.

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Some birdie friends on the other feeder.

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LM, fighting sleep, finally succumbed on Grandpa's lap.

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Maybe one of my favorites of the whole weekend.
What a smart and pretty girl I have as a niece!

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Cutie pie Gibby with his dad.

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We had a great time.
And were so glad to take part.




1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful display of my birthday celebration Amy. Thank you very much you are such a thoughtful person, makes me proud.

    love,

    Dad

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