Tuesday was granddaughter Addies 5th birthday. Since we’ve been having surprisingly warm fall weather, we decided to have a small birthday celebration for her at the farm last Saturday.
Tina and Ken arrived with Jackson and Addie just as I arrived with the pizza. We started our picnic outdoors with pizza before a few sprinkles of rain moved us into the barn.
It was actually good timing since it would have been difficult to light the candles on the birthday doughnuts outside in the wind.
The doughnuts were a huge hit as Addie proclaimed, “this is the best birthday ever!”
This picture leaves no doubt about how much they loved the doughnuts.
Presents were next. We got Jackson and Addie each a coloring book and a book of nursery rhymes. A bit later they each spent some time reading and coloring.
Addie modeled, as she put it, “my beautiful new dress” and matching hair scrunchie that I made for her. She also showed me how she could make the skirt twirl by “spinning around on one foot.”
The rain had stopped, so grandpa and dad got out Jackson and Addie’s EV (electric vehicle) that we keep at the farm. Dad put the battery in it and Jackson and Addie took turns driving it around.
At one point, when Jackson was driving, he stopped near where his mom was standing. He asked her for a coke and when she replied that we didn’t have any coke he told her “No, just pretend.” It was then that she realized that she was (pretend) working at a fast-food drive-through and she dutifully filled his (pretend) order. After placing his order in the back, he drove on to the (pretend) grocery store. 🙂
Addy was thrilled when she and I found an egg in the chicken coop. “I can use that to make my egg salad,” she told me. (Egg salad sandwiches are her favorite lunch.) Of course, I gave it to her to take home. Other activities including playing ball with Ruby, giving lovin’ to Ranger and Peanut and feeding carrots to Colby Jack and Bernard (the neighbors horses).
What blessed day it was!
I don’t know who enjoyed the day more – Jackson and Addie or Grandma and Grandpa, but as they were leaving, and Addie asserted “I want to come back,” she was assured by everyone that we would do this again.