Yesterday we celebrated my dad's 72nd birthday with lunch from Bar-b-Cutie and an ice cream cake (his special request). I love that my dad can live close to his two grandchildren, Daniel and Erica. I realize that we are blessed to be able to be living in the same city (even within two miles of each other) and that we all are happy about that! Our family spent many years living miles apart, so we don't take this for granted.
We took the traditional birthday pics (for our family, it's blowing out the candles and holding up the gifts after they're opened), but I also got some great shots of Dad, Jeanette and Erica. The blue and pink quilt has special meaning, because when Dad became a Grandpa for the first time, thirteen years ago, he brought this quilt back from his trip to Ridgecrest, NC, a favorite and memory-filled family vacation spot. Now, his new baby granddaughter can benefit from his gift. Only God knew back in 1995 that a quilt with both blue and pink squares would be appropriate for Dad's grandchildren!