Monday, 19 September 2011

Feeding the LOL!

As if my Birthday weekend could get any better, we had Hailee, Hannah and Cade for the day yesterday. Yipeeeeee!  A beautiful sunny, cool Fall day, 3 kids who had energy to all added up to "we need to get out with them" LOL!  So naturally that meant feeding the ducks.
  Off the kids and grandpa go...Cade struggling with
a loaf of bread under his see if the swans
were back at another section of the lake.
The kids were all excited and so were grandpa and I. It's always such fun.  However for some reason today there seemed to be more gulls flying around screeching, than there were ducks or geese.  It didn't matter though. We were loaded down with 4 loaves of bread as well as a big bag of buns, and whatever was able to get to the pieces thrown out on the grass and into the water, was more than welcome to have it.

We all had a good laugh when one gull grabbed a half bun from the water and tried to take off with it....s/he was followed by a dozen or so other gulls, all trying to get s/he to drop the bun LOL!

I'm not sure though who had more bread....the kids, or the birds LOL! 

Everyone say cheese!
Funny how kids are always attracted to "rocks"!
Can it get any better?
Pretty good smiles considering the sun was shining
right into their faces :)
All in all it was a great weekend!  I had packed lunches for the kids, which they could hardly wait to get into. Food always tastes better when you're outside :)
When we were done at the park, we took a little drive to visit Great Grandma and Grandpa.....

It was time to leave and get back home.  More plans...the playground is calling...but not before everyone has a snooze LOL!
You can just get a glimpse of Hannah sound asleep
in the back seat....ahhhh....quiet :)
Hmmmm....maybe this grandma will stop counting birthdays this year and I can be 60 again next year!

To add even more excitement to the weekend, our little Hannah lost her very first tooth This morning! had been loose for a few days, and she was quite upset that it hurt and was bleeding a wee bit. So I convinced her to let me look at it and then convinced her to let me flick it.  She wasn't too sure, but I talked her into it as this happened before we left to feed the ducks.  She, or none of us, would have a very good time if she had a wet paper towel in her mouth the whole time. So bravely she opened her mouth and let me take it out.'s right there on the bottom left :)

Pop....just like that. Out it came....sooooo tiny. Wonder if the tooth Fairy will be able to find it LOL!
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60? Already?

I know I've said many time how time flies...especially when you're not looking. But wow, on Friday, Sept 16th I turned 60.....already! Where did all those years go? I can remember it all like it was yesterday. Can I possibly have three grown sons, grandchildren and still feel like I'm "much" younger? LOL!
After telling hubby and our DIL for weeks that I did NOT, repeat NOT want a birthday party, I have to admit that I had loads of fun and it will be a weekend to remember. It was perfect, absolutely perfect. So a great big thank you to our dear Angele for putting so much time, planning, energy and love into making my birthday weekend just that....perfect :)
Great family, friends and food....who can complain about that? Our DIL's parents did a fish fry...yummy!  I LOVE fish and they worked hard, frying up 80 fillets which disappeared in record time I believe. Thanks SO much Sue & Eddie. It was very much appreciated!

All the kids were excited because any birthday is a big deal to them, let alone grandma's 60th...hehehe!  Balloons, cake, playing, laughing...what more can anyone ask for :)
This was too funny! As I was lifting Cade onto my
lap for pictures, his left foot ended up in the cake LOL! 

  A very special gift made by Hailee (grey sweatshirt).
A lovely card and an empty pudding cup container(washed LOL)
with beautiful flower stickers placed perfectly around it,
 and wrapped just so.
Gifts from the heart that grandma will treasure forever!
Something a little funny, and frightening at the same time....
the gift bag that Hailee had her gift in, had somehow been placed
in the trash bag.  Yikes....we had to go over to their place on Sunday to
dig through the gift wrapping trash to find the gift!  I would have
been SO heart broken had it been destroyed....and so would of Hailee!
Getting comfy and star gazing around the fire with Hannah after
all the festivites were over with. Yes, that is a winter jacket
I have on.  It was a beautiful sunny day, but it was cold!
Hannah ended up falling asleep in her chair and had to
be carried to bed by Uncle Warren!
Grandma & Grandpa, after a very fun day!
Believe it or not, Hailee took this picture. I think
she has a future in her hands!!
So after all my complaining and saying NO party, I have to admit it was a wonderful time. I received lovely, heart felt gifts that I will treasure for a lifetime....and by gifts, I don't mean just the kind a person can open. Thanks to my family and friends for making my 60th so very, very special :)

P.S. As an added bonus, we had the 3 grandkids the day after my party.  Hannah had her very first loose tooth and it was bothering her to no end.  She finally let me look at it. I knew it HAD to come out or it would ruin her whole day.  I quickly flicked it a couple times and out it came. Just as quickly she ran to the bathroom for water and more water as she didn't like the taste of blood LOL! 

Her very first tooth fairy visit! How special!
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Swimming, Swimming..... my swimming pool!
Ms. Hannah learning how to take a flip
 into the pool! Well done Hannah!     
Yes, it's Thursday night and swimming lesson time.  I was able to snap a few quick pics before I was told that NO picture taking was allowed :(  Times have changed.
Our Ms. Hailee was so afraid of the water a couple
years ago. She has since turned into a fish LOL!
Great job Hailee!
You'll notice that I'm playing catch up with my posts.  It was a very busy week/weekend, and I have no idea how to change the date on my posts, so everything is happening today LOL!

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