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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.

90th Birthday Celebration

Wilma’s birthday cake

Wilma’s granddaughter asked if I would take some photographs at her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration.  The grandmother, whose name is Wilma, is also my son-in-law’s grandmother and the great grandmother of our twin granddaughters.  The birthday party was held this past Sunday.  Unfortunately, Wilma was ill and not able to attend her birthday party.

I believe this photograph includes everyone who attended the birthday party.

These are five of Wilma’s siblings.

Wilma’s children

Wilma’s son with his family

Wilma’s daughter and her family

Wilma’s nieces and nephew

Singing “happy birthday” to Wilma


Because Wilma was not at the birthday party to blow out her candles, three of her great granddaughters blew out the candle.

Happy Birthday Brian!

Our friend Brian’s 50th birthday is today.

Beth, Brian’s wife, surprised him with a birthday party this past Saturday evening.  The party was held at McCulla’s Steakhouse here in Warren, PA.  Attendees included mainly family members and a few friends, including Bob and I.  Bob and Brian are coworkers and have worked together for the past 10+ years.

This is a photograph of Brian with his wife, Beth, and their youngest son David, when they first walked into McCulla’s Steakhouse.

 

Happy birthday, Grandpa!

Brian saw his grandson first, whom he scooped up into his arms.  Brian then noticed Bob and Garry (another coworker) at the table and said to Beth “you didn’t!”.  Beth’s reply was “yes, I did”.  Beth pulled it off.  She threw a surprise birthday party for Brian’s 50th birthday.

We enjoyed our prime rib dinners, followed by cupcakes for dessert, and the never-ending conversation.  We met several new people, three of Brian and Beth’s friends as well as their oldest son Steve and his family.  We have seen so many pictures and have heard so many stories about their grandson, Ben.  It was very good to finally meet him in person.

Ben and his grandparents

Brian and his family

Happy birthday Brian!  Bob and I enjoyed celebrating your 5oth birthday with you!

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