Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chapter Three - The Birthday Boy!

Happy Birthday Little J! It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the birth of our first grandson! It's been fun to watch him grow and change even if it has been from four and a half hours away! Last weekend we took a quick trip over to the St. Louis area to help him and his mommy and daddy celebrate. The lucky boy will get another party this weekend with his other grandparents. I love this photo! His personality certainly comes through and it was fun to experiment with the new camera and about 300 photos in the pool. (Okay, I exaggerate a little!)
He loves his pool! With temps in the upper 90's, it was even better.
This child does have a few toys! And he got even more but it's still his books and even his birthdays cards that fascinate him. Maybe we've got a reader on our hands!

Dinner at Iron Barley was an interesting experience. Once featured on the Travel Channel, it's hard to describe the type of restaurant it is. Maybe a cross between a biker bar, neighborhood diner and barbecue joint. The food was good but their air conditioner had trouble keeping up with the crowd and the 90+ degree weather. But we still had fun! In lieu of a birthday cake, we planned on taking little J to Ted Drewes, the famous custard stand of St. Louis, but the little guy crashed in the car and slept through the whole yummy experience!

Daddy and Grampa actually had to get the instructions out to put together little J's new wheels. Guess auto mechanics they are not :) !
"Here, this is how you do it, Dad! Now give me some gas money! "

We are excited to see what the next year will bring :) It seems like these early years go so fast and before you know it, your babies are all grown up and having babies themselves! Sometimes I think it would be good to go back in time and re-live those days but maybe do some things differently, but then I realize that these times are too good to change and we wouldn't want it any other way! So enjoy these early days kids - they'll pass too quickly!

A little backtracking here -

I forgot to mention that D had a new biker babe with him last week! Hopefully, none of her middle school students will find out about her secret life!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Little J is just the cutest... well, almost! ;) Happy Birthday, little guy, you sure are a happy boy!

Life these days is the BEST, isn't it?

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Birthday Little J! It just doesn't seem possible that it's been a year already. Looks like you had a great trip!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

J's a doll.