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Harper and June’s 4th Birthday Celebration

Our granddaughters’ 4th birthday was this past Wednesday, May 18th.  Three days later we were still celebrating Harper and June’s birthday. Yesterday’s birthday celebration was held at their great uncle’s house. Bob’s daughter, Stacey, invited Bob and me to the party. All total 16 people attended the party.

The party started at 2:00 pm and ended a couple hours later. Party food included pizza, pasta salad, fruit, chocolate chip cookies, and a Batman birthday cake and vanilla ice cream with crushed Oreo cookies.

After we had eaten, the girls opened their birthday presents.  Harper and June received a very special present from Corvette.

Ryan, Corvette, Harper and June

Ryan is Harper and June’s cousin.  Ryan and Corvette are getting married in August, next year.  Corvette asked Harper and June if they would be her flower girls.

Will you be my flower girl?

Harper, Corvette and June

After the girls opened all of the very nice presents they had received for their birthday, Uncle Denny brought out the cake.

Amanda, Harper and June’s cousin, made their birthday cake.
She made the vanilla ice cream with crushed Oreo cookies too.
Both the cake and ice cream were delicious!

Harper and June blow out the candles on their birthday cake.

The birthday girls with their mom and “Big Grandma” (Stacey’s mother)

Thank you for inviting us to the girls’ birthday party, Stacey.  Your dad and I had a good time!

Happy 1st Birthday Kyla!

Today is our great niece’s birthday. Kyla is 1 year old today.

Happy birthday Kyla!

 

We celebrated Kyla’s birthday one week early. Jared and Sara held Kyla’s birthday party on Sunday, May 1, from 2:00 until 5:00 pm at the Alwine Civic Center in Greensburg, PA. The party destination was a 3-hour drive, each way, for us. We hadn’t seen my brother and his family since Christmas, so I looked forward to seeing everyone.

The civic center was tastefully decorated with pink balloons, a large poster showing Kyla’s first year in pictures, and a pink curtain backdrop. After Jared and Sara welcomed us all to Kyla’s birthday party and Jared said a prayer of blessing for the food, we got in line for the buffet-style lunch. Food selections included fried chicken, hot and cold pasta dishes, ham, small rolls, and a grape salad. Dessert selections included pie, cookies and cupcakes.

Enjoying the party food

Kyla’s first year in pictures

Children who attended the party received a homemade hobby horse (cute), and a jousting lance and jousting shield made out of material.

Some of the children with their hobby horses and jousting lance

At approximately 3:15 pm Sara and Jared helped Kyla open her birthday presents, followed by the cake smash.The gift opening and cake smasher held in front of a curtain backdrop.

Opening Birthday Gifts

Cake Smash

 

We arrived early, around 12:30 pm and left at 4:00 pm. Bob and I are happy that we were able to attend Kyla’s birthday party.

Two Birthdays Celebrated

Bob and I attended a birthday party this evening. The party celebrated the birthdays of two of our friends, Corky and his daughter Debbie.

This is Debbie and her husband with one of their children and some of their grandchildren.
Debbie is in the front row, second from the right.

This is Corky with two of his children and some of his grandchildren.
Corky is in the front row, first man on the left.

Bob and I attended Corky and Debbie’s birthday celebration five years ago too. https://thebeautyaroundus.com/2010/08/04/two-birthday-celebrations-one-party/

Three-Year Birthday Celebration

Saturday afternoon Bob and I attended our great niece’s third birthday celebration.  Elise’s birthday party was held at her maternal grandparents’ house from 2:00 pm through 8:00 pm.  The party was well attended by family members, for the most part.

This is our great nephew, Kaleb.  Kaleb is Elise’s cousin.

  When Kaleb and I hugged each other, I told him how tall he is getting.  Kaleb’s response?  “I am 9.”  I guess being 9 years old means you are tall.

This is Elise, the birthday girl.

When I took this picture, Elise’s mother (our niece) was holding her, and Elise was looking back at me.  As soon as I took this picture, Elise became shy.  She laid her head on her mom’s shoulder and looked away from me.

Happy birthday Elise!

In this sequence of pictures, everyone sings “happy birthday” to Elise and then she blows out her candles.  I love Elise’s expression, while everyone is singing happy birthday to her.  She appears to be in awe that everyone is singing to her.  Elise’s smile, after she successfully blows out the birthday candles, is a favorite picture as well.

Eating cupcakes at Elise’s birthday party

Our great niece, Anna (Elise’s cousin), is sitting on the right hand side of the picnic table.

It was a 2-hour drive for Bob and me to attend the party.  Thankfully the weather cooperated, and we didn’t see any wintery precipitation during our drive there and back home.  We arrived shortly before 2:00 pm and stayed for a couple hours.

Happy birthday Elise!  Uncle Bob and I are happy that we were able to celebrate your birthday with you!

Two-Year Birthday Celebration

Yesterday afternoon Bob and I attended our great niece’s second birthday celebration.  Elise’s birthday party was held at her maternal grandparents’ house from 2:00 pm through 5:00 pm.   It was a 2-hour drive for Bob and me to attend the party.  Thankfully the weather cooperated, and we didn’t see any wintry precipitation during our drive there and back home.  The party was well attended, and I enjoyed chatting with other attendees.  The highlight of our visit, though, was before the party began. Bob and I arrived 30 minutes early, and I had one-on-one playtime with Elise.

Here is a series of four photographs of Elise that I particularly liked.

Birthday Girl

Elise’s princess crown slipped down.

Elise is such a happy child.  She smiles and laughs all the time.

I’m a Princess

Happy birthday Elise!  Uncle Bob and I are happy that we were able to celebrate your birthday with you!

Happy Birthday Patches!

Our cat, Patches, joined our family in February 2011.

Our veterinarian estimated Patches’ age to be about 6 months old, when we got her.

We picked August 29th as Patches birthday.

Today is Patches’ third birthday.

Happy birthday Patches!

You bring a smile to Mommy and Daddy’s faces each and every day!

Our Granddaughters First Birthday Party

Our twin granddaughters turned one year old this past Saturday (May 18).  A birthday party for the girls was held at our house on Sunday.

invitation

Stacey created the invitations and did all the party planning.

The birthday party was held in our back yard.

Everyone enjoyed the variety of food that included hot dogs, hamburgers, tortilla chips with chicken wing dip, shrimp poppers, and corn dogs.

 

Stacey baked a “smash cake” for each girl.

This video shows that Harper really enjoyed smashing her cake.

 

June, on the other hand, took a dainty approach to her smash cake.

 

Harper decided to show June how smashing a cake is done.

 

June decided to try it Harper’s way.

The girls received new clothing, new toys and new books.

New Personalized Jean Jackets

The girls received lots of birthday presents.

Stacey did an excellent job planning Harper and June’s birthday party.  The party was well attended; the food was good; and fun was had by all.

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