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!
Man, he’s OLD!!!!!!!
He is the one on the right.
The other distinguished gentleman is my Uncle Bob.
They were born on the same day, seven years apart.
It would be very hard to find anyone better that these two!!!
We threw a small surprise party for them at the local Mexican joint.
Fifteen people in all.
They both deserve more but there is always next year!!
We spent the last weekend in Springfield.
It was a celebration of all four of the grandkids’ birthdays.
We all met there and had a blast!!
It was great having everybody together.
Each grandkid took their turn at opening presents.
Hudson Lee was first for his 2nd birthday.
Michael Eugene was second for his 3rd birthday.
Gracyn Nachele was third for her 4th birthday.
Kennedy Ann was last on her 6th birthday with her new doll.
We had Nerf gun fights, water basketball games, cake with ice cream in it, and lots of fun!
I had to have a picture of the four kids and I.
We don’t get all of us together very often.
This is just a hint of how much fun we had!!
I can’t wait until the next time!!