Monday, June 14, 2010

Birthday Weekend With Family

Last Thursday was my husband's 56th birthday.  He wanted to spend the weekend with our grandsons, so we picked the boys up on Friday afternoon, took them to our local Community Days festival, and we took them back home on Saturday.  The busy weekend ended with a cookout prepared by our son, Austin, and DIL Melissa.  They then had a small carrot cake for "Grandpa Bobby" and a small chocolate cake for Logan and Landen.  Landen, also known as Grandpa Bobby's shadow, and I helped Bobby blow out his candle.
Austin took the picture.  He was a photographer for the Air Force for four years before his current position as a recruiter.  I wish he could take all my pictures.  He's a very talented artist and photographer.  We came back home happy and tired. 
The birthday weekend started out on Thursday morning  It was a beautiful sunny morning and I served my hubby breakfast out on the deck.
We had a nice, quiet, calm day ending with my parents taking us out to dinner. 

The calm and quiet ended Friday afternoon and the fun began.  We met the kids halfway and exchanged Logan and Landen.  They were so excited because we were going straight to the local Community Days fair.  It was a very warm evening and the fair was very crowded.  They rode the little train,
and then we stood in line for an hour for Logan's turn in the bouncy maze.
His total time inside the maze - 3 minutes.  The excitement on his face afterwards was worth it (I think).

Sorry these pictures are so blurry and small.  I was so mad I forgot my camera and these came off the internet.

It was really a lot of fun to experience the local fair with two young boys again.  It was fun years ago with our  sons, but it's exciting with grandsons. I think with your own children you just took the time spent with them for granted.  With grandchildren, you feel lucky and blessed to be with them.

After a good night's sleep by all, we had a morning of pancakes and watching the boys play in the lake.  We cleaned up, I gathered up the completed four curtain panels for Leanna's nursery, gave Landen his Dramamine, and we headed back to Logan and Landen's house. 

As dinner was being prepared, Bob helped me put up the curtain rod and hang the curtains in Leanna's room.  I have been working on these flannel lined curtains for a few weeks now.  Melissa and I weren't able to find the right color and size as store bought, so we bought fabric that was perfect for the nursery theme and I got the sewing machine a hummin'.  Thank goodness, they fit perfect and ended up looking better than we could have bought.  Now this way they'll also be warm and insulated when winter comes.

Here's the crib set that we were matching.

We're still not quite done with the room.  A matching lamp, mobile and hamper have been ordered.  I have pictures for the walls and a canopy that I'm going to make.  We also have a small chandelier picked out that we want to get.  It's coming along and looking cute.  I just hope baby Leanna can hold off coming into this world until we get back from Spokane a week from Wednesday.  I don't know, though.  At her appointment today, the doctor gives her about a week.  So I guess it's all up to Leanna. 


Denise said...

The curtains look great and go nicely with the rest of the room.

Theresa said...

Oh how fun Nina! I just love spending time with the grandkids, ANYWHERE:) Love the nursery, great job ladies! Have a blessed day and can't wait to see pictures of the new baby and your trip to see your Son:) HUGS!

DJan said...

If only the baby really DID make the labor happen. A friend, Kate, is overdue and sure ready. Very nice weekend you had, Nina, and the curtains are really lovely.

Karen said...

Hi there! What a fun day! And to top it off setting up the nursery . . . how fun! Sigh. I can't wait.
The nursery looks wonderful. How sweet it is. I have my fingers crossed that she holds off until you get back. But you know how babies are! Keep us all posted!
Have a great day!

Annette said...

I couldn't agree with you more about being lucky and blessed to be with the grandkids. With my children it was more of a chore and with my granddaughter I'm more relaxed and enjoy the experience more. The curtains are so pretty and the nursery is gorgeous!

Lily Robinson said...

I love those colors! The curtains look wonderful. They'd look good in a teen's room, too. Good job.

Grandma Becky said...

I love this room!! How fun!
I am knitting a sweater for my granddaughter, so I'm sure her mommy will like it too. Hugs.

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

It sounds like a busy birthday weekend but that's what I would like to be dong on birthday - spending it with family.
The curtains are darling.

Paige said...

Just wanted to stop by and say THANKS for visiting me on my SITS day! Have a great weekend.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Nina, Aren't grandchildren the best? I have five of my own and two are on their way now to spend the night with us. The nursery is adorable and the curtains look great. Thanks for your visit and sweet note you left on my family room post.

zandra said...

Just stopped in from the Sisterhood of the Bloggerette's party. Happy belated birthday.

Barbara said...

What a great post! Your sewing skills are awesome. Just stopping in to say "Hi" from a sister in the Bloggerette Sorority. Nice to meet you. I love your hydrangeas. I have some pink ones that are beautiful right now.

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

Mollye said...

Hi new sister! I am so happy to meet you and hope we become true sister friends in our sorority journey. I apologize up front that this message is a "cut and paste" message to all the sorority sisters because I wanted at least to become a follower of all of you and take a moment to say hello. For those who may not know my youngest son was killed last week and we buried him on Tuesday. I had started my project before that tragic event and am not finished but I did post what I've done on it so far. If you have visited me already I thank you and if not I invite you. I am just not quite at the point of being able to think of something to say individually at this time. I will soon hopefully be able to be active and visiting everyone. Love you already, Mollye

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Nina! I didn't have any trouble accessing your blog. It loaded easily and no problems. I Hate computer problems. I think we are plagued with viruses because we have problems with it all the time. Good luck to you! Twyla


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