Monday, July 19, 2010

BIG WEEK part two: new one-year-old

Our summer is full of grandchildren's birthdays. This was Alli's first birthday party held at her Smith grandparent's lovely home out in the beautiful countryside of Winchester, TN.
Alli loved the curly bow on this present.
After all the gifts were open, we all went out to the pool. The weather even cooperated. No storms bothered us and the temperature was not too hot until about the time everyone was ready to get out of the water, anyway.
This little sweetie is Alaina. She will be the next birthday (of the grandchildren), but not until December.
We all enjoyed the day. Alli was surrounded by parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. Even the babies loved the water.

Thanks, Marilyn and Chris for letting us enjoy your beautiful home and pool. I especially loved the flower garden and the butterflies.

BIG WEEK part one: new car

Finally, after weeks of trying to decide, I traded my car on a used (slightly used) van. It is so nice and so much more comfortable than any car I have ever had. In a couple of months I am going to have a hydraulic lift installed and I will be able to take my power chair anywhere I want to go. I'm looking forward to that.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Beautiful Alli

This is my beautiful granddaughter Alli. She was tired, but even though she didn't smile, I just love her eyes in this picture.

Another 6-year-old

Caitlin turned six yesterday. She had a Bounce-U party. They have so many cute things that can be done now for a party. This place had all kinds of inflated things for them to climb, slide and bounce on. Need less to say, all the children were totally exhausted after an hour of doing that. They had a blast! I enjoyed watching.

Unfortunately I couldn't get a good picture of Caitlin. She was very animated and hard to get her still long enough to take a picture. But she was having such a good time.

Happy Birthday, Caitlin.