When you reach a 'certain age' all you want is a peaceful, low stress day and a quiet dinner with whatever family members are within reach. Unless it's your 100th birthday of course - that calls for a whopping big party...but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
The other day we celebrated Lloyd's 60something birthday in a way that made him call it 'the best birthday ever'. How did we do that? Easy. By staying home all day, just the two of us puttering and getting some work done, and then going out to dinner with three daughters, a son-in-law, and four grandkids. Then back to Amy's place for cake where we were joined by three more grandkids. Not a full house by any means but a nice little celebration.
|Emily, Lloyd, Sara and Amy|
|Papa's grandkids (some of them)...Sydney, Kenzie (making a face), Charlie and Max|
|Blowing out three candles representing past, present and future.|
|Lloyd and his 'baby', Emily|
|Amy, Tate and Curtis.|
In two years when Lloyd becomes 65 we'll try to get all 36 family members together for a really big bash, but for now, this was a lovely way for him to celebrate a non-milestone birthday.
Happy birthday Old Man!