Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Caleb...cute as can be!

It was so nice to see little Caleb and he is such a cute little guy...all smiles and as cute as can be.
Here's a video of breakfast time with Drew and Caleb:
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I'm not washing these windows anytime soon!
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Caleb's was such a good sport here!  Tasting an orange for the first time.  I guess the orange must have had a sweet after-taste because Caleb kind of liked it after the initial puckering shock!
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We're so glad Brenda and Mommy Kerry came out to let us spend some time with Caleb.  While they were here, they took him to a restaurant where the waitress said he was like "an angel"...so true!  He's full of smiles and has such a sweet disposition.  Thank you again for staying and letting us meet Caleb.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lotsa Pictures! Turning 99, A Great Visit and One Adorable Baby!!

These first pictures are of Boomp's 99th Birthday Party.  We also had a fun time with Dave's sister, Brenda, and her daughter, Kerry and Grandson, Caleb, visiting.  Lauren left for school at 4 a.m. after this party (sigh). No words for that...we miss her...
Boomp entertaining the troops, as always:  Dave, Boomp, Lauren and Drew.
As usual, he has them cracking up over something.  Nothing new about that - his sense of humor is 99 years  young.  One of the most poignant things for me is that I remember how my Dad loved Boomp's jokes and his natural sense of humor.  I can't be around Boomp and not think of my own Dad - laughing at all those silly jokes.  
Here's Dave holding Caleb, the youngest of Boomp's Great-Grandchildren who also include Gunney (also a little guy living in Georgia) and Carl who is pictured below and is a regular on Boomp's Blog.  And he also has two Great-Granddaughters:  the cutest little baby girl ever - little Emery - from Georgia and the all-grown-up Brittany who is a Graphic Designer working with National Geographic.  Wow. Not everyone gets to see the family they have started.
My guys and their cuties: Lauren, Kevin, Drew and Giovanna
Dave's sister Brenda with her daughter Kerry and her grandson, Caleb -more on him later - he is sooooooo cute!!!! 
Boomp blowing out 99 (!) candles!  With Barbara on the left who takes amazing care of him.  Grandson Brandon, who is a professional chef with his own restaurant, is serving up the cake while Great-Grandson, Carl, is looking on.   
Two grandsons, Tommy and Brandon here in the kitchen.  I was having too much of a good time to get a better pic of Tom, who has been such a big help to Boomp and Barbara and also of Ray who built the stair-chair with Tom.  Ray and Tom are around all the time to take care of Boomp and to help Barbara.  I guess I was enjoying the evening too much and not focused on getting the right pictures.  And a picture of Great-Grand-Daughter Brittany escaped me altogether.  Hey- I am not a professional - I get distracted when I'm having fun.  But I did get one of Brandon, working hard in the kitchen, making us a dinner we won't soon forget.  What a special thing for Boomp to have his accomplished grandson make everyone a memorable dinner at his 99th birthday.  Dave and I have been saying  for so long that we want to get up to Brandon's restaurant but, as always, life intervenes and we get sidetracked with other stuff.  After this dinner. I must say, we really want to see if we can get the family together again for a good time and....
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It's all good...Carl, Barbara, and Fatima around Boomp.
After we got home, we had the joy of spending time with...one adorable baby!  Here's Dave with  Caleb, his Great-nephew.    
We so enjoyed having Dave's sister Brenda and her daughter Kerry stay with us and share this cute little guy.  I have a few really cute videos of Caleb that I'll  post later. 
It wasn't exactly a birthday cake - we celebrated Brenda's birthday with a breakfast birthday coffee-cake.Well, if it has candles, it's a birthday cake!  Happy Birthday Brenda!


That's all for now.  More on the adorable baby later...