Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Catching Up

It feels like its been a long time since my last post, but I guess it was only 5 days ago.  It's been very busy here since I got home from Lacombe and my boys.  Here's a self-portrait their parents took while on vacation last week.

SIL Anders and daughter Jenny

They really enjoyed their brief time away so I'm glad I was able to stay with the boys for them.

It's been a busy weekend.  Lloyd's birthday was yesterday but we started celebrating on Saturday.  He and I spent the day together doing all sorts of things.  We bought some cupcakes at our favorite bakery and put a candle in each of them and had our own birthday cake, with no leftovers to tempt us.

62 looks good on Lloyd

We went to the dealership and picked up his 2012 Mazda 6 which he traded in his Dodge Ram Laramie truck for.  We love the car...a nice change from the big, expensive to operate truck.

His last new car before retirement

Saturday evening we went to Rob and Cindy's place for dinner and birthday cake.  Anson and Brooklyn blew out the candles for him.

Anson moved in quickly and blocked Lloyd's face - bad angle on my part

On Sunday I babysat four grandkids at Sara's while Lloyd went golfing with Rob.  Then we had dinner at Sara's with yet another birthday cake!

With help from Charlie and Max.  Love the monster cake.

Then yesterday, his actual birthday, we spent another quiet day together and in the evening went to Amy's place for...apple pie...a pleasant change from all the cake we ate all weekend.  Amy and Curtis had just got home from a trip to Minnesota so there was lots of catching up to do, and visiting with the kids.

And that's it for Lloyd's birthday.  I'm not sure how, why or when our birthday celebrations began to be days or week long events, but that seems the norm for us now.  Lloyd said it was his best birthday ever.  (I think it's because the older he gets the harder it is for him to remember any birthdays before the current one ;) lol)



Happy Birthday Lloyd. Sounds like a fun-filled weekend with birthday cake galore. I had to chuckle over your comment, "the older he gets the harder it is for him to remember any birthdays before the current one." That explains me and my hubby to a T. ENJOY the new car. Take care.

Desiree said...

Happy 62nd Birthday, Lloyd! May you enjoy a great many more birthdays. Your new car looks beautiful! I wish you many carefree, safe and fun filled kilometres of pleasurable driving. It's great to have you back, Pat! We missed you!

Anonymous said...

happy Birthday to Lloyd! We make a big fuss over birthdays .... my cards are still on the mantelpiece, although my birthday was on the 2nd!!

Michael MacKenzie said...

Mazda! Woo!

Mickey said...

Sure looks like you had a wonderful birthday Lloyd! Great photos! You're still very young!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Birthday Lloyd - you must have been a good boy! sandie

just call me jo said...

Birthdays are troubling for me. Well, not really birthdays--just the getting old part. Lloyd will be young forever, I know. Happy Birthday.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

So much going on and on and on!
Happy birthday to your hubs! thats quite a gift he bought himself!!
Take it easy!!

Granny Annie said...

What is it about October birthdays? Everyone seems to be having multiple celebrations this year. My son is still getting little celebrations of his 41st. Judy (kenju) of Just Ask Judy has been celebrating quite often and now Lloyd. I'm thinking I want to exchange my June birthday for an October one.

Magpie said...

It sounds like everyone had a good time. Happy Birthday, Lloyd, and congratulations on the new ride.

Pat, are you enjoying the books?