Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 18th -- a special day

Today is a special day for me. It is my dear husband's 58th birthday. It is also my dear mother's birthday. I have always found it ironic that Mom and Joe share the same day. I wish he could have met her. But I do feel that she does know him and looks over us all every day.

It is a beautiful day outside. I am contemplating driving to town for some annuals. I am anxious to see the colors of spring/summer in my whiskey barrels. I am waiting for Amy to call so we can visit with the Ohio grandkids via computer. In the meantime here are the pictures of Mia and Aubrella playing after eating at Rise & Shine.

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Goodness these girls love the slides!

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Mia first

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Then Aubrella

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Look at Auby marching up those steps

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The gal is on a mission

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The sunglasses gang

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Yes, the slides were fun but what the girls were patiently waiting for was the swings. There weren't very many at this park and everyone had to wait their turn. The time finally came for Mia & Auby

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Auby was finally able to swing too

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What do you think? Are they having fun or what

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I have to say....they sure made the most of the time they had to swing. Amy noticed that a couple of more kids were waiting their turn so it was time to give it up.

Emmeline had been watching from Papa Joe's arms

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Apparently she told him that she wanted to slide

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"Do you mean like this Emmeline?"

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There it is people. Remember how I told you that every time Joe knows he is having his picture taken he opens his arms. It's just weird I tell ya

We finally managed to get Joe off of the kiddie slide so the 8 month old could have her turn.

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Jeremy tried his best but at 6' 4" it was a bit difficult to get his legs out of the way!

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Steph and Joe being silly.

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Now this is a happy man

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Something has changed in Joe since the grandkids have been born. Something wonderful. It has changed his (and my) life. It's true what I had been told. Being a grandmother is one of the best things I have ever experienced in my entire life. It truly is a blessing, and I am forever grateful for it.


Karen said...

You must feel like you're looking at Steph when you see Emmeline (I just love that name). They both have those beautiful blue eyes.

Karen said...

Oh, and meant to say, Happy Birthday to Joe! Looks like he had a great time on his b-day!

Scott W said...

I can't help thinking how much digital (digikal) has changed picture taking!

Syd said...

Happy Birthday to Joe!

Zanejabbers said...

Great pics. I damned near died laughing at the ones of Joe. But then it IS hia birthday. So glad he was not in pink. Y'all do have fun.

allhorsestuff said...

Hullo there!
Thanks for stopping in at my Boss hoss's blog!
Your Header is sure cute with the pups!
Lovely to have your loved ones share a B day like that! And Being a grandmother looks great! So fun watching through your film of the days antics...really LOVED the shot of the simultaneous swinging, with them both looking down at the shadow!
Be well!!!
KK w/Wa mare~

Peruby said...

Love the sunglasses! And it looks as if the swings were well worth the wait.