Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Celebrating Daddy's 70th

When your Daddy is having a 70th birthday you have to do something special.   So our family crammed our cars with coolers, fishing poles, bicycles, and anything else we could think of and headed out to Roosevelt State Park for the day.     Despite it being a very hot day, we were in a covered pavillion under a lot of trees.    There was a great breeze and it felt wonderful.

Since fishing was what Daddy wanted to do, we spent a great part of the day out on the pier.    They say there are two types of fisherman -- those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish.     We must have been fishing for sport, because we sure didn't catch anything.    We didn't feel too badly because no one else on the lake seemed to be catching anything either.      My sister bought the twins matching Dora fishing poles.   They had big stars on the end instead of hooks.   They would cast those out into the water and then pull them back in.    They had so much fun catching stars and I had so much fun helping them!!

 Fishing really makes you hungry.    Grill Master T (aka my brother-in-law) did an excellent job cooking up lunch for us.    My boys are convinced that he can grill anything to perfection.   I am sure that Grill Master T wouldn't argue with that.

Since it was a pretty warm day, we brought along a couple of ways for the kids to stay cool.    My sister brought a swimming pool for the girls.     I brought water balloons and water balloon launchers for the big kids.

After homemade ice cream and a little more fishing, we all packed up and headed home.   It was a great day celebrating the birthday of our special Daddy!     We love you, Daddy!


The Japanese Redneck said...

A lot of fun and good food!

Allison said...

Aww! What a special day. Those neices are TOO precious!

Katherine said...

Wow! Your boys and the twins are growing up so fast! :)