Sunday, September 27, 2015

Happy 60th Birthday, Grandma Barbara!

Happy 60th Birthday, Grandma Barbara!

On September 19, 40 family and friends came to Benny and EJ's house 
to help us celebrate Barbara's milestone birthday:

Benny and EJ served clam chowder, shrimp salad, mahi tacos, and fried shrimp:

Clam Chowder

Our gift to Barbara was this framed family photo 
that included birthday messages from family and friends:

A note from Benny:
"Happy Birthday to the best mom in the world. 
I love you more every day." 

A note from Gran and Grandaddy:
"To our #1 Daughter, you're the best. Thank God for you."

A note from Benny, EJ, and Harper Grace:
"Words cannot describe how blessed we are to have you in our lives. 
You are always there for us and we couldn't love you more! Love you!"

A note from Barbara's cousin Beverly:
"Happy Birthday! You are such a kind and giving soul and
so proud you are part of my family! I love you. 
Maybe you can sit at the 'grown up' table now."

A handmade gift from a friend:

Kisses from Gran:

Hadley (11 months) loved shaking that bottle of sprinkles!

Barbara and her brother Kenny

Gran and Hadley

Cousins Savannah and Harper 

Hadley and Uncle Kenny

Harper (2 years old)

Hadley and Grandma Barbara


A friend gave Barbara Neapolitan ice cream as a gift. 
It was an inside joke!

Gran and Tal

Hadley loved playing with Grandma's necklace!

Hadley and Tal

"Riding" in Benny and EJ's golf cart:

 Barbara baked this yummy cake for Harper and Savannah, 
so they could blow out the candles:

Gran made this pig pickin' cake (made with mandarin oranges) for the party:

At Barbara's request, Gran made this German Chocake cake (Barbara's favorite) from scratch:

Cutting the Cake

Harper and Grandma Barbara

Waiting for a piece of cake

Hadley loved sliding down the slide:

Harper loved the cake!

Granddaddy, Uncle Kenny, and Benny 

Barbara and her boys Benny and Tal

Barbara with her parents and cousins

Barbara and her parents

Barbara with her parents and brother

We loved throwing Barbara a party to celebrate her 60th birthday! 
We hope she felt extra special!

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