Playtime... bears on the bed.
First up was a gift for our S-I-L! It began with a mystery poem...a clue.
The next gift can’t be used for shaving
Maybe, yes, for use in cooking
Once you find it (best start looking)
You will have to fetch it elsewhere
Right beside the coldest deckchair
Then, Facetime with the kids' cousins in B.C.! Grampa and Isabelle had to spend the time taking the wrapping off of her new dinosaur. It was teamwork!
Our son, Jesse, and his wife (our DIL), Stacie, share the same birthday May 19th. The irony is that Jess' MIL's birthday is the same day as mine, Dec. 26th! We have fun with this. She always has an open house. I just have the kids! They love the new babe, Cluny!
What a happy girl with her new bangles, bought by Grampa, at her favourite store in town.
Next, Isabelle wanted to use her jewelry painting kit. Josee broke out her nail painting kit!
Next, the 'surprise' cake. I knew it was ordered, I didn't know what was on it! Here I am, twiddling my thumbs, waiting patiently! Caitlin was looking for playdough, which we didn't have. I wasn't sure why. Grampa said that he had the problem solved! Note the special balloons above my head, tied to the chair. And my antler chandelier!
Yes, I ah shifty-nine this year! When did this happen? Where do the years go? I'm so glad we are nearer to the grandkids. There were some pretty quiet birthdays and Christmases when we were apart! Then there were the years I was alone, between husbands, when the kids were with their father.
I remember the mother of one of my students took me in for Christmas dinner! It was so kind of her.
Then, the year I went to a Nepean church. Sat in someone's pew. A woman came, me alone in a long pew, looked and asked if I was expecting any other people. I tried not to tear up, and said NO! I am alone! I can laugh at that now!
The cake was a surprise. Grampa scarfed a photo from my office. Here I am, with my much younger
|Robin, Jenn, 1966|
The baker couldn't do the image on carrot cake icing, so she printed it on a layer of regular icing, and put it on the cake. How clever!!!
Back to playing!
A fun time had by all! Grampa had cat paws on his nails. It comes off with soap and water, BTW!