Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pap's party

Pap had his 70th birthday party at a shelter at the park. The whole family invited friends young and old, and quite a few family members made the trek for cake and ice cream and pie... oh, all right, there was LOTS of real food there too, but we know why everyone really came.


You'll see several kids with raincoats on, and plenty who have shucked theirs and ran around in the rain regardless. It was a damp and drizzly day. That didn't seem to affect the cheery partygoers or dampen the birthday boy's spirits.

The pictures speak for themselves; everyone enjoyed themselves and there was a LOT of laughter.

I'd never seen this picture before, but it has become one of my favorites. These are Pap's parents, Mona and Charlie. She was a teacher, and therefore not allowed to marry. So they married in secret. I love how romantic that is! They are so incredibly cute. I never got to meet Mona, and only got to spend a brief amount of time w/ Dada's quiet grandfather. I do miss his killer handshake and his twinkly eyes.  

Neva with Aunt Becky, who is doing what she does best- teaching reading.

And I love how Liam is listening to Michael so raptly. The kids cannot get enough of Michael. Any single ladies out there should seriously snap him up- he is wonderful.

Hehe, and then there's Zach. He was completely soaked and loving every minute of it. I'm fairly sure that entire puddle is just from him, waterlogged socks and all.

Glad you had a great birthday, Pap! Thanks for a fun party!
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