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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Birthday Dinner at Steak and Shake? And the movie HOPS!

The final and actual birthday dinner - we went to Steak and Shake per his request.

He is so photographic - I think.


Daughter used the candles that wouldn't blow out - he had never seen them before and he was shocked! Drinking his lemonade with cookie cake! Yuck.
Grandma Chatty and the shadow is her daughter taking the picture!
Then we went to see the movie HOPS - WE LOVED IT! Five thumbs up from everyone!


Love,

Chatty

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”

Helen Keller (1880-1968);author, lecturer, activist

24 comments:

Sandra said...

i agree with Helen Keller and this post is a prime example of "heart". and he is very photogenic. I like the surprise shot when the candles would not blow out. i would like a piece of that big cookie cake myself. looks like he had a birthday to remember for sure. you are busy making memories that in the future will be the pilot light to start his memories. great post again

That corgi :) said...

Too cute about the candles!! Very clever for your daughter to pull that "prank" on GS! I bet the look on his face was priceless!! Sounds like a great birthday for GS with all the different ways it got celebrated!! I did hear that movie was cute; glad you guys enjoyed this special time!!

betty

Susan said...

Awwww, Sandie. What a happy time you all had. GS looks adorable and you look so PRETTY! Cherish these happy moments. They are more priceless than you can imagine---worth more than a million bucks. Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

He is just the cutest! He looks so happy. You have all given him a great 10th Birthday. hugs, Linda

Melanie said...

So glad Andy had a good birthday! I remember those candles that wouldn't blow out. :)
I love Steak and Shake! We're supposed to be getting one in our area soon! :)

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson! He's such a cutie. My girls always wanted to go to Steak and Shake when we visited the Atlanta area. We don't have them around here.

Glad for the shout out on HOPS. I had wondered/hoped it was good.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm so glad he had a good day, and thanks for the review.

Rae said...

That's a wonderful quote and so true. Looks like a fun time together. I enjoyed all the pictures.

Thisisme. said...

I love that quote, and it is so true. It was lovely to see all the birthday fun, and you are right, he has got a gorgeous smile. Loved the photo of the very proud grandma as well! Isn't it just the best being a grandma?! I love it. I've never seen those candles that don't blow out before - what a hoot!! Must try to get hold of some of those. Good post.

Home In The Hollow said...

You are right, Kiddo...they are the things felt by the heart...:)JP

sarah said...

what a great time you guys had and Andy rocks...and you know what Gayle...so do you do!!!! love his look with the candles that wouldn't blow out.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

y'all make a beautiful family! and, can i come celebrate my birthday with y'all? you do it RIGHT! blessings ~ tanna

Ginny said...

I love your hair!! And your pretty smile. Did you just go for dessert? No steak? But no shake, either?? The candles must have been hilarious!! I need to get some. He does have the sweetest, most sincere and dazzling smile, still childlike.

DaCraftyLady said...

Oh that quote is so true, what fun the cookie cake looks like. :) Great phtoos...I laughed about the candles.. too cute...Great birthday just like the one I had. :) Hugs, Debb

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

He is adorable. I agree about the lemonade combination. Glad to here that you like the movie beause I am going to take the Granddaughters this weekend.
Hugs, Sue

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Priceless memories aren't they?

Barb Hodges said...

Sandie, I love Steak and Shake. I'm not Catholic, but I gave up
S&S for Lent. I can't wait until Lent is over. I miss those fries.
(smiles)

Sandy said...

What a cute kid!!! Great photos!

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Making memories for him is the best you can do. Trish

LadyJane said...

No wonder Andy is such a handsome fellow...look at his Gram...hubba...hubba! Beautiful family! I am so glad he had a great birthday! I want to see HOPS...not sure if Jalina would sit through it yet though! Busy here as usual but I hope to talk to you soon!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like it was a great day.

I like the new look of your blog background.

Angela said...

I think Andy is photogentic too! He always looks good in all the pictures you share with us. I hope the movie was good!

Hugs,
Angela

Sharon Kirby said...

You all look so cute!! I'm glad that this was such a wonderful week of celebration for all of you.

Family is the best, isn't it? (Well, most of the time... :)

Annesphamily said...

Happy Birthday to GS. Looks like he had a super day! Your "grand" is a real delight. I am so glad you two share so many wonderful moments together. He will grow up to be a wonderful kind man! Anne