Monday, August 6, 2018

Two Family Birthdays

Two of our nieces had birthdays at the end of July, and we had a nice time celebrating with family.  Elizabeth turned three, and we drove out to Indian Head for the party.  Christopher's sister and her husband bought a church many years ago to renovate into a house.  It's a massive project, but it's impressive how much they have completed so far.  I cannot wait to see it when it's completely done - it will be very, very grand.  Vicki has a blog about the renovations here, but so much has been done since she last posted.  I'm pumped for the new posts when she has time to write them (completing a masters degree, while working full time, renovating an enormous space, and raising a toddler probably doesn't leave a lot of time for writing blog posts, so I can be patient 😉).

I don't want to spoil any of her posts to come, but I did ask to snap one photo of the framing inside; multiple rooms have been framed out, along with a couple big bathrooms and a loft!

I love watching projects like this come together, and I am looking forward to seeing what they do with the massive kitchen and living/dining space.

Anyway, back to the birthday party ...

We enjoyed chips and beverages outside, while the kids played on the play structures, in the pool, with the water balloons, and in their battery-powered cars (which are so cool by the way - nothing like we had when I was growing up).

I must have forgotten to take a photo of dinner, but we had burgers, and then cupcakes for dessert:

My brother's little girl Remi also had a birthday recently; she turned two.  We went over to their place to celebrate with dinner and cake.

Remi was really into opening her gifts, and carefully unwrapped the paper packages, while more aggressively dumping the bags to see what she'd find inside.

It is so fun to see these little girls grow up.  They both have so much personality, and are so smart, sweet, and adorable.  Nieces and nephews are the best!

Speaking of birthdays, today Everyday Foodie turns nine!  It's also a holiday, so Christopher is home, and we're going to spend much of the day outside enjoying the beautiful weather.

Have you done any celebrating lately?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Happy birthday to your sweet nieces and to your blog! Yay for having Christopher home for a holiday! I hope you had a fun day outside!

Paul and I went to a first birthday party for one of Phil's friend's kids. 2 of Phil's college friends have boys that are all going to be in the same grade when they start school. It will be fun to watch them grow up together!