Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is my dad’s birthday, and I have to say he’s the best dad around.  He’s put up with me for 28 years with patience I can only strive to have.  On Saturday, after the family portraits, all of us kids went over to my parents house for a relaxing afternoon of pizza, champagne, kiddie pools and sunshine.

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Claire thoroughly enjoyed playing in her kiddie pool, and Jen and I enjoyed soaking our feet in it. She loved pouring water on herself and splashing us, keeping us cool in the summer heat.

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Her favorite game, however, was one that involved “Uncle B” (which she now can say, instead of calling the two of us “aunt b” collectively). Uncle B would fill up the watering can and create a shower over the pool. When his water came out, Claire would promptly say “Shower? More water please?”

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After shower time, it was sandbox time. Uncle B was fun there, too…

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Of course, after she got sandy she needed shower time again

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All in all, it was a wonderful day full of laughter and family fun–I couldn’t have asked for a better day. Hopefully Dad had just as much fun! Happy birthday, pop-pop!

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