Monday, 16 November 2015

The best birthday ever!

Hubby had fun planning his birthday. He is otherwise not really into them, not having had them as a child. For our granddaughters, he's a major general!
They've moved away from Frozen, but they are still into the minions.
Hubby is also growing a mustache, having shaved his beard. He found a suitable likeness, and a hat for himself. We had so much fun.
They arrived, with toys in large purses and bags. Josie: "Gramma, it might look like we're staying over night, I've got so much stuff, but we're not!"
We had a play, while Josie lined up all her toys. Isabelle required I take a photo or two!
Next lunch, then cake, then pressies. You can see Dorah guarding the present on the bed. I loved the photos, with Josie hanging on to her sister in sheer delight while grampa blew out the candles!
Afterwards, we watched Bindi on Dancing With the Stars. Just Bindi's dances with Erik Hough, since some of the others segments are, well, vulgar, and remind me of pole dancers rather than ballroom dancing.
After THAT, hubby and our S-I-L had some good post-election chats. Caitlin and Josie had a play in the basement play room. Izzy popped her boots on. 'Gramma, come out and play tag!'
Izzy and I went out. We ran in the back yard. We went down the hill to the meadow.
"Gramma, I don't know what to do inside, but I sure know what to do outside!"
We were a long time outdoors, in the forest, down by the frog pond, on the dock. We had a grand time. Daisy followed us, far behind in the forest. She's a bit unsure of the girls. The only downside was that Izzy picked herself up a tick, which was crawling on her sleep toy in the car. I'm ready for a cold spell! That's 100 ticks this year.

We had an impressive 8-point buck visit.
It was an amazing sunset, which JB also missed since he went to Evesong in town.
Such a full day!


Olga said...

What a perfect birthday celebration. That just warmed my heart!

William Kendall said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun!

Nancy J said...

A great party, with hats, and candles. Those presents all wrapped up look impressive, and I'm sure Mr J had a wonderful day. Lovely girl in bright pink and gumboots, fun together outdoors is the best.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You guys know how to party! What fun.... Happy Belated BD to "Grandpa"!

Red said...

That was a fun birthday. I think sometimes we miss the importance of celebrating birthdays. So happy birthday to the birthday boy.

Powell River Books said...

What a fun birthday. Wayne likes his low key so they can be a challenge to celebrate. - Margy

Christine said...

Happy Birthday to your husband, what wonderful family time!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
My best wishes added!!! Truly joyous to read of your fun day... YAM xx

DUTA said...

Happy belated Birthday to your hubby, and many returns of the Day!
The presence of the lovely grandaughters and the fun and joy they brought with them, is the best gift he could have got on this special day.

Louisette said...

Wonderfull fotos for a nice party birthday greeting from Belgium In Mons .

DeniseinVA said...

What a delightful series of photos. Your grandchildren are adorable. Happy birthday to your husband.