Monday, August 8, 2011

Birthday celebrations for Pete and Shauna

Kyle and Kari came down from Bellingham so they could take Pete and Shauna out for their birthdays (which are on the same day.) That meant that we had the pleasure of having all four grandkids for the evening. We fed them dinner and played and before long it was time for bed. Kyle and Kari and kids spent the night but the Myron girls went home with mom and dad for the night. I had noticed at about 11 pm that Hailey escaped from the bedroom and I found her sprawled out on her tummy just outside the door in the hall.

Thankfully all the kids are good eaters

Charlotte was in a happy mood

In the morning I made waffles for breakfast, with chocolate chips of course, and Jill arrived at about 9:30 with our niece Emily, who I had invited to spend the day with us. Emily was a big help and kept the little ones entertained quite well!
Just a wee bit of TV time, which all the grandkids ask for when they come to our house!

Awww. Aren't they sweet??

 Kyle and Kari and kids had to leave at 11:00 am to go to her mom and brother's birthday celebration, so I tried with marginal success to have all four grandkids sit together for a photo.

This was the best of six shots! Saben, 6, Annika, 4, Charlotte, 10 months, Hailey, 2 1/2 years
Dave was sick all day Saturday so he pretty much stayed in the bedroom most of the day. Poor guy! The reason we had the Myron girls was that Pete and Shauna had rented a Harley Davidson "Fat Boy" for 24 hours so they wanted to make the most of it. They had planned on doing a sky dive but the weather was too overcast so the place in Snohomish where they were scheduled called them in the morning to let them know they would have to postpone it. Pete and Shauna did stop by for a little while in the afternoon so they could get a photo with their girls. Shauna was very bored sitting on the back!! I do believe she is eager to get back in the driver's spot on a sports bike again.

Looks like Charlotte is ready to take control!

Jill very kindly came and picked up Emily and Pete came by to pick up the girls and I had kind of a boring evening since Dave was in bed by 8 pm. Shauna had Pete's family and Jason & me (Dave still wasn't feeling tip top) over for dinner Sunday at 4 pm. I made a gluten free chocolate cake which was pretty tasty. What a fun family time! The guys raised two walls of the huge shed Pete is building.

When this is complete they can clean out the garage and get the car back in!

It was fun watching 5 little girl cousins play together.

Sylvia, Ella and Hailey

Charlotte and Genevieve. Miss C is 7 weeks older than Gigi

How about a kiss!

OK, but I need to give you one too!
All in all a fun birthday weekend. Sure wish Dave had felt better so he could have enjoyed himself. Thanks, Emily, for your help on Saturday.


Shauna said...

Oh my goodness, those pics of Charlotte and Gigi are awesome!! :) Thanks for watching the girls for us and thanks for the cake - it was good!

Shar said...

Precious photos, esp. of Charlotte and Gigi. You're going to have to share the cake recipe! I think this is the 2nd time you've mentioned it.