Sunday, November 27, 2016

Happy Birthday, Christopher!

Monday is our son's birthday. Happy birthday to Christopher!  I have photos here of him throughout this year.


I swear even this dog looks like he has had enough of me. HA!

Christopher playing badminton on Thanksgiving day. You know he hit that birdie over the net!






Christopher calls his Grandfather in America, "Papa" and he was very pleased to see a tower of biscuits that Papa had made for our Thanksgiving dinner!


We had a great meal on Thanksgiving but hey, on a nice day you really need to get outside and play some games!
Daddy is very good at a game called "Cornhole".  See the wooden board, slightly elevated behind us?  There is another one just like it  27 feet in front of us and you have to throw a bean bag into a hole at the top of it. It's not easy to do, but you know that my Daddy can!  Richard got this photo and you can see the concentration on Dad's face! (This was also on Thanksgiving day, a very warm day, I did NOT need that long sleeve shirt!)
Besides badminton and cornhole, we also had fun with that air rocket (see it behind Daddy?)...you have to pump air and then, the rocket goes very high.  It is just a small thing but you still have to make sure you are out of the way when it comes back to Earth!


Christopher was able to speak with his grandparents in England on Thanksgiving day. Of course, it is not Thanksgiving over there but they know we have the day off, so it is a good time to speak with them .  I know he loves his Nana and Grandad!  Christopher was born on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving...just like him to let me enjoy a nice long Thanksgiving weekend! Thanks, son! Hope all of you had a great weekend also and are looking forward to Christmas, it is around the corner now.




Happy Birthday, Christopher! Hope you enjoyed your chocolate birthday cake!

34 comments:

  1. A very happy birthday indeed to Christopher. I'm glad he got to spend time with his grandparents on both sides of the pond. That sounds like a great way to spend thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you! It was a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. What a great post! Happy birthday to Christopher. Sounds like you all had a nice time together.

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    1. Thanks, Martha! It was a great time. :-)

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  3. Happy Birthday to your son! I had my first born (a boy) on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving 41yrs ago...time does fly! Your day looked like tons of fun and we had cloudy weather but temps in the 40's which for us is warm this time of year!

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    1. Time does fly, that is for sure! Yaya, you don't even look 41 yourself!! It will cool down soon but our Thanksgiving day was so warm, I could have worn shorts!

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  4. Many happy returns to Christopher! Your comment about you and his dog made me laugh out loud!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! I was hoping to get a laugh!
      And thanks for the birthday wishes for C.!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Christopher. Aloha from Hawaii.

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    1. Thank you! You will never guess, Richard and I bought him a ukulele for his birthday!

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  6. Happy Birthday to that handsome son of yours. I just love his smile. What a happy time of year this is for all of you with the holiday and his birthday. I can't believe Christmas snuck up on me this year. Your dad is just amazing!!!

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    1. You always notice his smile, Kay and I love that you do!
      C. always loved his birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas so close together! And Dad is really something, just like your Mom! x

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  7. Happy Birthday to Christopher! :)

    It sounds like you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend...the way it should be! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lee! It really was nice.

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  8. I am amazed that Christopher is having another birthday already. Didn't he have one just a year ago? Happy Birthday.

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  9. Wonderful pictures of you and your family, Kay, thank you for sharing them! My favourite is the one with you, the dog and Christopher.
    Here are belated Happy Birthday wishes for Christopher all the way from Germany!

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    1. No, you got the wishes right on time, his birthday is today! (Thanksgiving is always the 4th Thursday of the month, so sometimes his birthday has been on the day itself! The year he was born, it was the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year it fell on the Monday after.)
      And that poor dog, it just wanted to get away from me! HA!

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  10. Happy Birthday to Christopher! Such a nice post! The tower of biscuits looks delicious and I love to see a family having so much fun together! Both of my daughters have a set of corn hole, so we play it many times at family gatherings. But, oh, my! I think we don't set the goal ever 25 feet apart. Of course, some of our players are less than 8 years old, so that's probably why. But I'll have to mention this to my daughters and see if they want to try something for older people...I called my mother's parents Nana and Papa and my grandchildren call me Nana. But that is with a long "a" and I bet Christopher calls his English grandmother something that sounds more like Nan. What a good looking and fun young man he looks to be.

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    1. After reading your comment, I see that I typed "about 25 YARDS apart"!. I went back and corrected it to 27 feet, which is 9 yards, of course. My brother would have set this up, and I promise you he does things right! LOL!
      Thank you for the birthday wishes for C.! He is a great guy, you can tell, right? And he still says "Nana" for his grandmother, no one has told him to do otherwise! :-)
      You would have loved that tower of biscuits, you know we did!

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  11. Wishing you many happy returns of the day, Christopher!

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    1. I am thanking you on behalf of my son. x

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  12. A very Happy Birthday to your Son. Looks like you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that tower of biscuits looks just wonderful too !

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    1. That tower of biscuits, oh boy, it was impressive to look at but even better to eat!!
      Thanks for the well wishes!

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  13. Have a good one Chris. Look me up when you're next in the old country.

    Dave

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    1. Hey Dave! I am remembering the church with the stained glass by Chagall at All Saints Church in Tudeley. I am sure C. would like to see that too!
      I know that C. will read this and I will thank you for him.

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  14. Happy birthday to your son. Your Dad never ceases to amaze me.

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    1. Thank you! And Daddy just amazes me too.

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  15. What lovely pictures! I am sure that the English grandparents were thrilled to hear from Christopher even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here!

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    1. They know our holidays so we let them know in advance when we can call them. After all, we don't get too many holidays, not too many days off work!

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  16. Such a lovely, lovely post.
    Happy family times are so special.

    My good wishes to Christopher for a Happy Birthday.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan! And did I tell you that I have a sister named Jan? C. had some giggles with his Aunt Jan on Thanksgiving day! Thanks for your well wishes!

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  17. What a heart-warming post. One thing I do recall, though, is the pressure driven rocket. They could be really lethal if not used carefully!

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    1. You are correct, those rockets take careful adult supervision...which is why they didn't put me in charge! HA! I was just one of the kids, giggling and running out of the way! No, I take that back, I only did that one time, the rest of the time, I was under the shelter of the golf cart beside my Dad!

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