Monday, August 30, 2010

Birthday Dinner With Family

What an awesome weekend we had!  My sister-in-law’s 40th birthday is coming up and she decided it would be fun for them to come to Dallas and celebrate with us.  So the two of them and mom headed south on Friday afternoon and we had such a great time!

Saturday night my kids all came over and the whole group of us went to Babe’s Chicken for a birthday dinner.  Of course granddaughter Brooklyn was pretty much the center of attention with all her relatives there. And fortunately for us, the restaurant had toddler entertainment in the form of water and paper cups.

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She would head over to the water stand to get each of us a little cup of water.  (And on a side note, I just cannot believe how big she is getting and how grown up.  Maybe 3 years old isn’t really grown up, but it seems like it was just yesterday that we were waiting in the hospital for them to come out and tell us that our granddaughter had been born.)


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And then she handed the water to her grandpa.  Is that not the cutest face EVER???  How I adore this little girl!!!

So many more stories and photos to come.  Sometimes when we experience a full weekend like this, full in the sense of ‘my cup overfloweth’, you honestly just want to savor and relish all the memories.


You don’t choose your family, they are God’s gift to you.”

- Desmond Tutu

1 comment:

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a fun time you all had together. And your little granddaughter is just the sweetest thing. I love that picture of her looking at her grandpa. So precious!! You need to frame that one for sure! Have a wonderful week. Love & blessings from NC!