Saturday, April 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

April 19th is Dad's 70th birthday, but we celebrated today while my Sister and family were home. We had LOT's of laughs, tons of good food and I know Dad loved his presents. We had steaks on the grill, twice baked potatoes and veggies. Very yummy! Then it was time for presents.

Dad is a HUGE bowler, has been since he was a very young teen. He was in need of a new bowling ball so we all pitched in to give him money for a new ball. He was very excited, said he would pick one out this week while he was at the bowling alley.

He also wanted two "kitchen" items......a milkshake machine and a deep fryer. However Dad wanted the milkshake machine to make lemonade shake-ups. His absolute favorite drink. The deep fryer is for the fish fry's we have. He received both.

Once dinner and presents were over Shelby had enough of the old folks and wanted to go meet her friends at the park. She disappeared and came back looking like this. I know they are in style, but just a little off for the 40 year old Nanny! She does look stinkin cute in them however.

But look who is REALLY cute in them!

If you think that was cute, check out this look!! She is trying to be cool like her teenage daughters, but it just doesn't look the same. We did all crack up.

After a good laugh by all, Dad broke out the milkshake machine to make lemonade shake-ups. He wanted them to be frothy, and this little machine worked perfectly.

Colin was very interested in the machine and how it worked. It's electrical, that's enough.

Dad squeezing the lemons.

And once he fired it up, he realized he put too much water in the mixer and by the look on Shann's face, you can guess what happened. :)

See the froth?

After the excitement of the mixer we decided to have dessert. Dad's favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake. We had a little problem with the shortcake, we had to cut the bottoms off (that butter in them burns fast, catch my drift?). It was still very tasty, Dad loved it. We topped his off with a little bowling ball and pin candle.

Sophie girl wanted strawberry shortcake too.

Once the party was over I found Dad sitting at the table filling his pill container. Guess that's what happens when you reach 70! Happy Birthday Daddy, I love you.

1 comment:

  1. Groovy!!! HAAAA!! I have not laughed that long for a long time. Surely some type of good hormones got released in all of us after that.