Friday, March 18, 2011

A break from ABC's

I am not really taking a break from ABC's. Rather I am adding a new post not related to it.
Every year, the past 3 years, for my youngest grandson's birthday, we have gone to Grapevine Mills Mall Rainforest Cafe to celebrate. The kids and their mom come here to Waco and then we go up to Grapevine for his birthday.
We always take a picture in front of the Rainforest Cafe sign with James (my DH), the boys and myself. It is my main picture at the top of my blog. I have been amazed at how much it shows the boys' growth over the years.
Last year my youngest (and my tallest) grandson was just under my shoulder, a little higher than breast height on me. This year he comes up to my chin. Same photo each year, but just a little different. Soon he will be taller than me. He is 7 this year. The oldest will turn 9.
They are growing up so fast, esp. when I only see them about 3-4 times a year.
We had such a wonderful time. This year my son in law was able to join us for the first time. We rented a mini van and all rode together. We were all very tired at the end of the day, but it was a lot of fun.
Here are some photos:
James & I

Jen & Chris (acting like they were in love. LOL)

Jen & me (Wearing matching shirts. We got these for Valentine's Day, but have never seen them on each other in person)

Jen, Chris and the boys (acting silly)

And finally, the birthday boy blowing out his candle:

I am sure I will be back to stitching at the end of this weekend and will have more ABC's and insight to go along with it. But for now, I think I will play with some little boys while they are still little.
Hope you have sunshine and daffodils!


Anonymous said...

How precious! Looks like you all had a great time.... If you're like me you just don't get to see your grown children enough! Its wonderful when we do.

crossstitchbibs said...

Love you pictures. Happy Birthday to the birthday boy! Looks like he was enjoying his day! No daffodils yet for me although they are poking out of the ground. I do have crocuses blooming though and our snow has finally melted!!!!!

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures of your beautiful family. Looks like it was a lot of fun, children do grow up fast. My son is going on 14 and starting high school in the fall, it amazes me at how fast the time goes by sometimes. Enjoy your visit with your family and I look forward to some stitchy posts soon! Happy birthday to your grandson.

Meari said...

That is a really cool birthday tradition. :)

I did something similar at Christmas with my nieces. At first there were only 3, so it was easy to plop them on the steps at my parents house. Then there were 4-5-6 and a nephew. They're all teens now, so it's not so easy. The funny thing is that they remember getting pics on the steps and insist I still take one, LOL

The birthday celebration looks like it was a lot of fun :)

Penny said...

Looks like you all did have lots of fun. Arn't Grandkids great.

Carolyn NC said...

Great family pictures!

Carol's Stitching said...

Kids grow so fast don't they? My baby is up to my nose and he is only 10! Enjoy the kids while you can and stitching can always fit in whenever.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fantastic tradition and what a beautiful family!