With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Birthday Weekend

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Birthday Weekend

Monday is John's birthday and so we kind of made this a birthday weekend.
Friday evening we went into Philly to the Walnut Theater to see Amadeus.

From the Playbill:
Amadeus weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the influential court composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The final contest is not between Salieri and Mozart, but between Salieri and God.
Though there are mountains of snow outside, for a change of pace, John requested a summer barbecue menu for his winter birthday dinner.  We had burgers and hotdogs from the grill, homemade baked beans, macaroni salad, deviled eggs, chips, iced-tea and cherry Kool-Aid (his favorite summertime drink ~ it's the boy in him)
We finished with candles in an apple/pear/mixed berry cobbler.
We spent some time with these cuties on Saturday morning as Keri played soccer.
Saturday evening we  used a gift card from Jill & Brad and went to Outback with Jared for dinner.
Caleb is a boy of few words. At one point it was just Caleb and Pop-Pop in the dining room eating cobbler and ice-cream.  He looked up at John and simply  exclaimed, 'Yum' in his sweet, musical voice.
This is the reaction when I asked Caleb to give Pop-Pop a birthday kiss... 
Our ever alert sentry
...and an embroidered note to my Beloved, machine stitched on fabric with the words done by hand.  This sweet idea came from Flamingo Toes.  She has complete instructions on her blog.

Linking to Mary @ Little Red House for  Mosaic Monday.

32 comments:

Carol said...

Looks like a fantastic birthday for Pop-Pop :) Happy Birthday! Love the embroidery, great gift!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a fun post to read! Family is such a blessing - a true gift from God. And I LOVE the embroidered love note. What a neat idea. My daughter got married in September and I'm going to send her a link to your blog so she can see it. I'd love to make one for her to give to her new honey. Thanks for sharing. I'm your linky neighbor at Little Red House. I hope you'll come and visit me!
God bless ... Lynn at Cottage and Creek

A Garden of Threads said...

Looks like Pop Pop had a wonderful birthday. Love your present to him. Wish happy birthday for me and take care.

Regina said...

Happy Birthday to John. Precious and a wonderful party!
Blessings.
Happy new week.
xo

Regina

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to your "forever love," LDH. May he have many, many more years to celebrate. Susan

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful tribute to you hubby, Lorraine. It looks like not only you adore him but the rest of the family does too. He looks like a wonderful man..I can tell just by looking at the pictures of him...and he has eyes the same color as my Dad's...that light and unusual blue color. I was hoping one of my kids would get them...but none did...but I am thinking that BabyE's eyes are pretty close to his. Hugs- Diana

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

What a sweet gift! I love your version of the note - the stitching is so sweet. Thanks for the link! :)

marie said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday celebration for John. The photos of Pop-Pop and his grandchildren are so dear. I really love the one with Jared leaning on his shoulders. What a precious relationship they must have!

I love the stitchery you made for John ~ so simple and so sweet! And that menu sounds awesome.

Mildred said...

Happy Birthday John! Sounds like a fun celebration and the photos are just precious.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like a wonderful birthday. Your menu is one of my favorites.

Have a wonderful week.

Carol

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful weekend. Happy Birthday to your John! I love the photos of Pop-POP with the grandchildren. They are all just adorable. Have a great week!

Pondside said...

The pictures tell it all - a joyous occasion - the love - the high spirits. Beautiful mosaic!

Life In a Little House said...

A very Happy Birthday to your husband a summer bbq sounds fun and what a beautiful family you have. That craft is adorable I am going to make one for my husband for valentines thanks for sharing ~Love Heather

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A birthday party surrounded by family....couldn't be better.

Mary Lou said...

I love this post. Happy birthday to John, a blessed man.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos!!! Love all of your gorgeous family in these photos!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!

Kathleen said...

How sweet! I think the bbq menu is a good idea, makes summer seem closer!
The kids are adorable!
I lived near for Philly for a year when I was in grad school at Villanova. Long time ago!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy birthday to Pop Pop! Your grandchildren are lovely!


Happy Mosaic Monday!

Ann said...

Well happy birthday to John. I love his idea for a birthday dinner. Your pictures are wonderful and that embroidered note is so cute. I just love that idea.
Raider makes a much better sentry than Duke...lol

crochet lady said...

Having the grandkids around I'm sure made the day extra special for your hubby.

What a sweet stitched note!

Traci said...

TO be surrounded by loved ones (dog included)on one's birthday is the best gift. Happy birthday to your beloved.
Love these happy mosaics!

Buttercup said...

The most adorable pictures! Happy birthday to John and every wish for a wonderful year of good health, happiness and lots of celebrations.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to John! What a fun celebration. Love the birthday dinner menu!

Julie Harward said...

What a great party you put together! Your husband and all the grands, everyone looks so happy. (Good luck with your book!) :D

linda said...

Beautiful heartwarming photos.
A very nice mosaic of love.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to John! That Caleb has so many expressions! What a cutie. Thank you very much for the Bible verse you shared with me and for the link. Precious!

corners of my life said...

A winter picnic - how fun. Looks like it was great day.

Lallee said...

Belated happy birthday to your husband. Mine celebrated on the 27th. You have a beautiful family, Raider included.

Abounding Treasures said...

What a perfect celebration!! Thanks for sharing it with us :o)

I like what someone else said above - "A mosaic of love!"

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Love Caleb and the kiss picture. So sweet.

Joycee said...

love his way of thinking, if snow is everywhere...just have a picnic anyway! Your stitched I love you is so perfect..

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Your family is beautiful, your pictures are fantastic, your skills are endless! I could read and read and read some more here at your blog but alas, I need to get ready for church. Thanks for introducing yourself at my blog. I love meeting new people and checking out their own blogs and lives. I will be back! :)

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