Monday, 15 November 2021

Grampa's Birthday!

Let us begin with the  🐻SNUGGLE Bears. Everyone was excited!

What a grand time we had. The kids came over Saturday afternoon. They brought dinner and they brought lots of fun, positive energy and spirit. We visited some. Snuggle bears used the castle last week. The kids used to have such fun with that and clown pants. Their princess days are over!

I usually keep the camera set on the sports function. When I use the flash on automatic, I keep forgetting that I am no longer able to take a quick photo. You'll forgive my photos, but it was a great record of our celebration.

Josephine showed me the gr. 9 art project she is working on. They have to choose a subject or object that means something to them. She chose her sister! It looks fabulous, and is due on Tuesday.


They went outside with Momma to take some more photos. It was supposed to be a wet day Sunday, and the project is nearly done.

Josephine was really getting into it.


Caitlin brought her meatloaf, and dessert. JL cooked dinner for us, adding potatoes, and roasted carrots. They brought everything, and did the dishes. It was a lovely treat.

We all got a little silly. It was much fun, and just what gramma and grampa needed. You'll forgive the quantity of photos, we needed to laugh here. There has been a bit of anxiety around our health. 

Open up for the airplane! Such giggles and acting. Josee turns 14 Dec. 9th!

Grampa found the birthday hat. I'd forgotten about it!


It took a bit of effort to light all the candles, then he had trouble putting them out! There were about 24 candles (not 72!), and Caitlin added candles to her phone's grocery list. 

He didn't want to blow all over it. There was wax flying as it was! First, he tried the candle snuffer, then an envelope. What could go wrong with that?! 


I gave him a skull shaver! He shaves his head every few mornings. This might be fun for those sorts of slow  mornings. It popped up when I was searching for Gaelyn Skull Valley location at her new digs. 

He had to go out to the car to get this gift! Two light-up bears. We shall determine a location. I will put them out now that we've had his birthday and Remembrance Day.

We watched Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. It has just been released on AppleTV, which the kids have – as they don't have cable. We didn't finish it. It was a long day.

 Sunday morning

Snuggle bears admired grampa's cards.

JL did such a great job of packing, he packed Caitlin's boots!

Josephine took off for the woods. JL went looking for her. 


Apparently, in a senior's moment, Josee thought she run out to find Cinnamon. She only had socks on, and didn't want to take time to put on her shoes. She'd forgotten that she'd worn boots! We had a good laugh about that, too!

They headed home for chores and homework. Another week begins, band practice, Girl Guides, fun clubs at school. 


William Kendall said...

Looks like you had fun.

Anvilcloud said...

Congrats to JB, and what a fine celebration. This is the stuff of life.

Tom said...

...happy birthday, I like your hat!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Fond memories formed and recorded for the girls to view back in many years time... so glad you were all able to have such fun together. YAM xx

DUTA said...

Happy Birthday to Grampa! He looks good.
The girls are charming , and the entire celebration successful!
May you have many, happy celebrations in life!

Lorrie said...

What a fun time together. Happy Birthday to Grampa! There's nothing like laughter and good times around the table to boost one's mood!

Nancy J said...

JB, SO many Happy Birthday Wishes from down here, what a joy to have family visit, and fun galore. Down here, a grey morning, drizzle that will probably turn to heavy rain, by the Ynr forecast!!! Too late, as I typed the words, it poured down!!!

RedPat said...

It sounds like you all had a wonderful time!

Cloudia said...

That was beautiful I really enjoyed being at your house!

Kay said...

Happy Birthday to wonderful Grampa. What a fabulous celebration that was!

Ontario Wanderer said...

Great family photos!

The Furry Gnome said...

That's an awfully happy gramma I see!

Red said...

happy birthday Grandpa. I can see that he had a great day.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes.
Loved seeing the photographs, it looks like fun was had by all.

All the best Jan