Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dad’s Birthday

On May 21st. Dad turned a young age of 86. Still going strong taking care of himself, home and yard work. Sometimes I don’t know how he does it, with the way I feel after doing my yard work.

The day was perfect for a gathering on the outside deck. Us four siblings all kicked in and bought the Pizza, salad, soft drinks, two kinds of pie, and two kinds of ice cream.

We ate first, then Dad opened his greeting cards and gifts.

Reading his card from us

Excited for another card










Afterwards the candles were placed in each pie, to celebrate Sister Judy and Dad’s Birthdays.

Enjoying our singing of the Birthday song

The reason for the pies and not cakes at Dad’s birthday is this.

The first 3 kids mom and dad had were born in May. Brother Ken on the 5th., Me on the 14th. Judy on the 19th. and by the 21st. on Dad’s birthday the family pretty much had their fill of birthday cakes. Dad always wanted a pie. So to this day, he still gets a Birthday Pie. Smile The 4th child Catherine, was born in August, 10 years after I, the eldest was born. Her and I keep joking on the differences in our age. Family jokes between siblings never get old, just better!

The back yard is just about finished. The recycled patio blocks were put in place, with the sod being removed first and relocated.

Recycled patio blocks make a perfect walkway.

From a prior post I took a photo of the Lilac bush area, before and after it was cleaned up. I decided that this would be a great place to place the sod that was removed from under the patio blocks.

Sod removed for walkway was placed here.

Still looks like I could use a couple more pieces of sod to complete the area in front of the AC unit though. Maybe a little grass seed will do the trick. Eye rolling smile

Until next time, be safe and God Bless.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to dad!! The yard is really turning out nice.