Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Big "4" B'days

On Saturday, February 27th I turned a wonderful 64.
Both of my children came for a visit. Kelly, who turned 40 on Sunday, brought two of his dear ones: Alana, who turned 14 on Monday, and Marcus, 3 1/2. Kimber rode along with her two, Isabella, 5 and Baby Dante, 4 months.
Here I am on the first evening with the Baby Dante. He is SO mellow, rarely fusses over anything, and smiles often.
He appears to have a bit of a Charlie Brown look with his round face and serious expression. On Saturday, I was blessed with a few turns at holding him. Grampa Jay, Uncle Kelly, Auntie Lovella and Uncle Stephen all got in line behind me, so my turns were short.

This is my big boy, Kelly. We had tie-dyed 3 shirts as an activity to celebrate Alana's b'day when we found the swimming pool closed to us. Kelly honored us by wearing his to church! He is my precious one who will be training in the month of May to go to Afghanistan in June with the National Guard as a Chinook helicopter mechanic.

Alana had a great time tie-dying her shirts, eating Turkey Wraps and cream puffs, riding the 4-wheeler out at Grampa's ranch and taking her turn at holding the baby.

This is the first of several posts, mainly for my family who lives elsewhere and will want to see some of the 89 pictures I took.


Connie said...

Dante is adorable... and growing so fast!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

He is so cute! Kelly looks great, too. Alana looks like she is having a ball.

I'm sorry I missed your birthday, Catherine! I'm such a space cadet when it comes to birthdays.

Happy birthday very late!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

How fun! So glad you got to spend your b-day with family. What a blessing!