Happy Birthday, Mia

Our best gift is to see our kids and grandkids together.  The most recent occasion for such an occasion was Mia’s 3rd birthday party.  She turned three on May 9th, 2013.  Older sister Sophie is 4 and 1/2 now.  Nick and his wife Jen invited us to their home for beef and chicken shish kabobs and brats on the grill.  Just delicious.  Our daughter Jenny and her kids Addie, 10, and Gunnar, 8, from Tioga, ND, were able to be here for the party.  As I said, it’s the best gift, but we did miss Jenny’s husband Christopher.

Grandpa Al and the birthday girl.

The grandkids had their own little table next to us.

Among many other gifts, Jenny gave Mia and Sophie all kinds of costumes that her kids have now outgrown.

We all enjoyed the new play equipment in Nick’s backyard.

Sophie enjoyed showing us their compact garden and also their strawberries and raspberries nearby.

Jenny is Sophie’s godmother.

Jenny is Addie’s mother:)

Sophie loves her little bear named Whiskers, a favorite almost since she was born.

Time to go home.  Thank you, Nick and Jen, for a wonderful day.

Love, Grandma Sue and Grandpa Al