Friday, April 16, 2010

Grandparents are.....

...a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love.
~Author Unknown

Yesterday was my dad's birthday! I like that I can think of the country's *tax day* instead as my dad's birthday! It creates a perk to the day for us! We all went to celebrate during lunch break at my dad's garage! I took sloppy joes and Devon took cheesy potatoes and cake! (She also made a peanut butter pie for my dad....oh how I drooled over that! ;)

After eating, dad opened his gifts. The kids made him a recordable card that we all listened to and laughed over many times! Below is a pic of the old inspection sign that I got for my dad to hang in his garage waiting room (where we had the birthday party). Although you can't tell from this picture...he *did* like it! ;)

Then...the kids came out from a back room in a surprise attack with silly string! It was so funny! Jaxson couldn't get his to work...and by the time he figured it out and pushed the was pointing to the left and ended up spraying all over Madelyn! It was so so funny! My aunt got it on video! It will be a great memory!

We came home from the the birthday party and the kids immediately ran outside to play! I did some housework (oh, how I enjoy using my Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products!) and did a little rearranging of things.

Schooling was done, I worked on receipting taxes a bit, clothes were hung out on the line, and animals were cared for. It was a full and busy day...but completely enjoyable! :) The weather was gorgeous!

When Chris got home from work, he had to quickly shower and then was going to a men's fellowship supper with my dad and his dad. So the kids and I enjoyed a supper of beef roast (cooked till it fell apart in the crock pot...yum!), mashed potatoes, gravy and corn. Before bed, after baths...we sat down and each enjoyed a scoop of icecream (mint chocolate chip...the kids' favorite) while Madelyn (who volunteered) read from her Bible to us...she chose to read about the birth of Christ! :)

Crawling into bed last night, with a good book felt wonderful. Although I didn't read much before my eyes got heavy and I had to return my bookmark and turn off the light. Full and happy days. I couldn't be more blessed!

I hope you are enjoying your week as well! We are expecting a thunderstorm in our area, today, sometime this afternoon. It will be a good time to snuggle up with the kids (who will all be scared) and read some books! Thank you for visiting!

AND....My Sister is having her 300th Post Giveaway!!!
Cute handmade items!!!
You have till Saturday, April 17th!
Go check it out HERE!!! :)


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day!!


  2. Sounds wonderful and the pictures are great! Love the silly string!

  3. Looks like a wonderful day. I love crawling into bed tired from a full, great day. Have a great weekend!


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