First, I want to wish a Happy Birthday to the BEST Daddy in the whole world. (you know who you are! <3)
I took photos at my co-worker’s son’s birthday party this afternoon. It was a lot of fun!
The weather was perfect, the monsoon rain and thunder-storm came just as the party was scheduled to end!
Dylan is a sweet 2-year-old, who was pleasantly tolerant of me following him around all afternoon! I even followed him into the bouncy house! (That was a good show, I’m sure, as when I attempted to climb the stairs to go down the slide the whole side of the air-house collapsed under me, dragging two little kids down towards the black hole – haha good times)
He also loved his cupcakes! I think the frosting was his favorite part! ;)
Well, today I worked all the live -long day. It was a friend and co-worker’s birthday, so we celebrated by eating cake and cookies all day long. :)
This cake was made by yours truly, and though the decoration leaves something to be desired, the cake itself was reported as; “the best cake I’ve ever tasted!” by those in the know.
Yesterday, my mom and I drove down to Stayton, Oregon, where my great aunt lives, to meet up with my dad.
My great aunt turned 100 years old yesterday, and they were celebrating with a weekend-long party.
She’s in good health; she gets around on her own (with just the help of a walker), and eats heartily (she ate a big piece of birthday cake!).
The biggest trouble is her hearing, which made for some funny times during our visit yesterday! ;)
It was good to see her, and other members of the family (I met a few 2nd cousins whom I had never met before!).
It’s crazy to think of all the things this woman has seen in her lifetime. She was born in 1912, so she’s lived through everything from before the roaring twenties, to Y2K!
She lived through the depression, WWII, the Korean War, she watched the first man step on the moon, the Cold War, the “Swinging Sixties”, the dawn of the hippies, the “Me Decade”, the Vietnam War, disco music, the 80′s (and by then she was already in her late 60′s!), she saw computers shrink from the size of a room to the palm of your hand. And those are just the surface things! She has four children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren! (does she have great-great-grandchildren? Possibly?…I’ll have to find out)
Happy Birthday, Aunt Edith, may you live another 100 years! :)
Here is my entry for this week’s WordPress Challenge of “Two Subjects”
This week was my great aunt’s 100th birthday, and her kids and family celebrated by having a weekend-long party.
My dad drove up to Stayton, Or, and my mom and I drove down from Seattle (where she was visiting me, it ended up a perfect transfer point to get her back home).
Here is my dad talking to my Aunt Edith (she’s a bit hard of hearing so you have to get in close for her to hear you):
She is doing really great for being 100, she gets around on her own (with just a walker), she eats well, and -when she can hear you- has no problem participating in the conversation!
I love you Aunt Edith, I hope you had a very Happy Birthday!
Today would have been my Grampa’s 98th birthday.
My sister, Amanda Ward, at Amanda Ward Photography found an old shirt of his, something he wore nearly every time I remember seeing him. She took it out and put her two kids, Emma, 4, and Bennett, 1.
Her photos are so touching. Check them out here: amandawardphotography
(This is not the same shirt, but here’s a photo of me at age 12 with my Grampa.)