Today, one of my grandson’s had a birthday. Remember those days when cousins, and family all came over with brightly colored packages and we were so excited we didn’t want to visit; we just wanted to open our gifts?
Today, I still think of my birthday as a special day, and I can get pretty hurt if my children forget; but I don’t get so excited any longer. I guess I look at it as a day closer to being older.
For Caiden, that wasn’t the case. Although it was his birthday, I received fantastic gifts! As soon as I walked into my son’s home, I was welcomed with big smiles from the little blonde grandson.
A hug came straight from the birthday boy himself. The little granddaughter wanted me to hold her many times, and when I was ready to leave, the oldest grandson told me, ” I want a hug grandma.” These actions warmed my heart better than any cup of hot, steaming cocoa.
Of course, grandma had her camera with her and grandma took some awesome photos, if I say so myself. I didn’t doctor any of my photos. I kept them natural. So let’s celebrate together the birthday party of a cute and adorable 6 year-old with family.
The granddaughter that wanted me to hold her. I figured out why. She wanted my ice-cream and cake, and of course, I let her have it. Hey, who needs those extra calories anyways? lol
A lot of people say my granddaughter here, looks a lot like me, especially when I was younger.
This little one is thinking, ” hey, I want something to open too”!
The birthday boy wanted to dress-up in shirt and tie, but shortly after this photo, ditched these clothes for play clothes. Sure glad I captured this moment.
Older brother holding baby brother. Aren’t they handsome?
This cake is full of bright colors, any boy would love to stick his fingers right in the icing.
I had an awesome time. Sharing with family, I couldn’t help but think often about the family I left behind in KY. I felt a sadness. I wished for more. Dreams come true, but I don’t for see this dream happening. My entire family together, being able to visit often, love on all the kids and remind my grown children how much I love them and how they have made my life worth living; but I can always dream right?
Heather had grilled hot dogs, brats and hamburgers. There were chips galore and many salads. Combined with my family, it was an awesome day!