We have had some birthday celebrations around here lately.
Gracyn came up from Arkansas to stay a week last month, so we celebrated her 5th birthday while she was here.
We had a cookout and birthday cake and ice cream at her Aunt Kayli’s house.
All her cousins were there!!
The picture above on the right is Gracyn with her great grandparents.
I also threw a surprise 50th birthday party for Big Ran.
We had a Miami Dolphin cake and Mountain Dew cupcakes on the desert table.
I made a 50 sign with pictures of him on it.
He received some great old man gifts!!!
I don’t know if you have noticed or not , but Big Ran has grown a “Soul Patch” on his chin since he has retired from the Army Reserve.
He is very proud!
He joined the Army Reserve when he was 18, so this is the first time he has had to grow facial hair.
So to honor his “Soul Patch”, I bought those stick on mustaches and cut them to look like soul patches for everyone to wear.
I wish I had taken more pictures!!!
My cousin, Joni and her son, Dakota on the right and Big Ran’s coach from high school, Gerald Bond on the left.
We all had a great time!
My son, Nic and his girlfriend, Megan came over to celebrate their birthdays.
It just so happens that Megan’s birthday is the 17th of July and Nic’s is the 18th.
I usually try to let the kids pick their own menu for their birthday and Nic’s menu was no surprise. He wanted meatloaf and green bean casserole. It wasn’t too bad!
I know that they aren’t children any more, but, I used these rainbow candles anyway.
On a store-bought cake.
Fun!! Sorry this picture is so fuzzy. I’m not very good at action shots.
I have no idea!???! Madison is always full of surprises.
It’s always fun to have the kids at home together. It doesn’t happen very often!!
That’s life at our house, throw everyone together as often as we can!!