Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Birthday Joy

My birthday is in just a few days, so what does that mean?

Giving a present to my little grandsons! ๐Ÿ˜‚ While shopping at one of our local stores today, I happened to see this "Noah's Ark" and knew they'd enjoy it at Papa and Nonnie's house. We had so much fun unwrapping and discovering every animal!

But what else does my birthday mean?

I love Judah's latest response to when you say "Smile"!

An evening with the family over at our house! While Lara and Claire cooked dinner, Tyler came out with the boys and I and indulged me by taking photos while we had fun.

Some bubbles I'd tucked away a few months ago for such a time as this were discovered by Judah this afternoon as he sat at my counter (they were in a basket that he could only see from that vantage point). I was so glad he saw them because honestly, I'd forgotten that I'd put them there!

Oh the simple joys of blowing bubbles, chasing them or watching them drift through the yard.

Spying the watering cans that their mommy had brought to our house for them to use when daddy started planting his garden here, that became our next fun activity together...watering Nonnie's flowers.

In his sweet little voice Judah would say, "Fill it up!!" every time he had emptied his can.

You can never go wrong with some sort of activity with water on a summer's evening!

Back to bubble blowing...Asher was entranced by them.

And Judah couldn't get enough of chasing those beautifully colored orbs!

Ah but then...the garden house called our names. And soon it was jumping off the porch that became the next fun thing to do with Nonnie!

Not to be left out, Asher wanted his turn too.

Who knew with such a small jump that my hair would do that?!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Soon we got the call from inside that dinner was ready so made our way to the house.

And captured a little picture of the family before sitting down to a great meal together.

You can't see Asher, but he's there, sitting next to his mommy, behind the green plant!

Tyler and Lara brought a special birthday cake for me from Ollie's, a wonderful bakery in Ostrava. What a decadent treat that was...and gluten free to boot!

Everyone, including Judah who knows the words now, sang happy birthday to me before I blew out my candles.

What a sweet birthday celebration with my dear ones!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE that you celebrated your birthday early with your kids and grandkids. This birthday REALLY is getting spread out this year, which is perfect because you deserve ALL THE LOVE & ALL THE CELEBRATION! :o)