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Our Twin Granddaughters’ Fifth Birthday Celebration

Harper and Juniper’s 5th birthday was earlier this month. Yesterday, Stacey hosted a party to celebrate her daughters birthdays.

The girls’ birthday party was held at Betts Park, here in Warren PA, from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Bob grilled hot dogs, which were accompanied by light refreshments. The party had two themes: Trolls and Beauty & the Beast. If I remember correctly, Juniper chose the Trolls theme and Harper chose the Beauty & the Beast Theme. Both girls, however, like Trolls and Beauty & the Beast. Stacey’s choice of pavilion was excellent, as it was close to a playground. All the children had a great time playing on the playground equipment, while waiting on the hot dogs to cook. Highlights of the birthday party included a pinata filled with toys, an appearance by Belle & her Prince, and the opening of presents. The party was well attended by all three sets of grandparents, as well as other family members, and Harper and Juniper’s friends.

I created this collage to provide you a glimpse into our granddaughters’ birthday party. Each photograph in the collage may be enlarged by clicking on them individually. Enjoy!

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Deborah’s Bridal Shower

I attended a friend’s bridal shower yesterday afternoon. Deborah’s bridal shower was held at the Corry Community Center in Corry, PA from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

As is traditional at bridal showers, games were played.

For the “Say the Word” game, each guest was given a handmade necklace.

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The rules for this game were if you said the words “bride” or “wedding” that you would lose your necklace to the person who caught you. The person with the most necklaces at the end of the game won a prize.

Another game was called “How well do you know the bride?”.

_LG20642Playing the game “How well do you know the bride?”

The person who had the most correct answers received a prize.

In the game “What’s in Your Purse”, points were received for specific items contained inside your purse.

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playing the “What’s in Your Purse” game

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If anything in your purse matched what was in Deborah’s purse, you were rewarded additional points.  The person who had the most points won a prize.

The last game I recall was one in which everyone received an envelope with a picture inside.

_LG20668Playing the “who has the groom” game

If the groom was inside the envelope you received, the recipient won a prize.  None of these pictures are the groom.

Each member of the bridal party attended the bridal shower.

_LG20671The bride with her maid of honor, bridesmaids and flower girls

I am looking forward to photographing Deborah and Brian’s wedding on June 24, 2017.

 

 

Ice Cream Social

Bob and I are members of a local motorcycle riding group.  Our riding group is called “2 Scoop Cycletherapy” because we ride for ice cream.  We get together with our 2 Scoop Cycletherapy friends throughout the year.

We attended an ice cream social with some of our motorcycle riding friends during the evening of Saturday, February 25.  Everyone brought something to the party, from cups and spoons to ice cream to toppings.  We spent about 2 1/2 hours eating ice cream and socializing with our friends.  Fun was had by all!

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We are looking forward to our first ride together in the Spring.  Hurry up Spring!

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.

_LG21818 4x6Ryan, 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.

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Will you be my flower girl?

_LG21829 4x6Harper, 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.

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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!

_LG21848 4x6Harper and June blow out the candles on their birthday cake.

_LG21853 4x6The 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!

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.

_LG17228 4x6This 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.

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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.

M1101976 4x6This 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.

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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.

M1101981+M1101982+M1101983-seniors-template-15In 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.

IMG_3543In this photograph Elise and others are eating birthday cupcakes.  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 wintery 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.

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Elise is such a happy child.  She smiles and laughs all the time.  In this series of photographs, Elise’s princess crown keeps slipping.

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

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