August 29, 2012

Birthdays and Lakeside Dinner

This past weekend we celebrated the joint birthdays of my Birmingham grandchildren.     McKinley is 7 today…born on the day Hurricane Katrina hit!   Her brother Cade was 2 on August 18th.    For the last two years my DIL has let them share a birthday party with family and a few friends.    We met at a local park and thankfully it wasn’t extremely humid and left for lunch before it got too hot.


Here’s my sweet little grandson….look at those curls!


My baby boy and his baby boy!



My two favorite girls….Taylor & McKinley


Cade checking out the cake…he’s very food friendly!


After spending the afternoon with all the grown kids and grandkids, we headed to the lake to meet my sister and her husband at their lake place and dinner at the lake


We got there around 6:30….it was so peaceful and quiet. 


We ate at one of my favorite places on the lake…Sinclair’s.    We usually go several times during the summer but this is the first time we’ve been all summer long!


I love how you can “drive” your boat up to the dock and get out to eat


This was apparently a party boat as their music was blasting and they sped off really fast


There was a “school” of turtles gathered at the edge of the lake waiting for bread crumbs to be tossed out


Sunset at the lake…doesn’t get any better than this



Thankfully we have dodged the worst of Hurricane Isaac here in central Alabama.    We had a little bit of rain this afternoon and other than it being a little windy…that’s it!    I know our friends south of us aren’t as lucky.    We had planned on going to the beach for a few days next week but after seeing all the news reports, I doubt we’ll be able to go.  

My husband is on vacation next week and I have a lot of things I’d like to get done while he’s off (if we don’t go to the beach).   I’ve had to put on hold finishing the guest room until he can cut out the headboard for me.    We got the curtain rod hung last night and I’ve got to finish up with the drapes and paint the two pieces of furniture going in there.    I know I keep saying it, but I absolutely LOVE how this room is turning out!

I worked on a small project today.    After seeing my friend Diana’s (@Our Vintage Home Love) mailbox revamp I got busy and started working on mine.   I got it painted and the post partially stained before it started raining.    Hope I can finish it up tomorrow.   I’ve always wanted a copper mailbox but they were too cost prohibitive.    The copper metallic spray paint I used makes my mailbox look just like the copper mailboxes I’ve always admired.    There was an AT&T phone guy working in the neighborhood that even stopped to admire it!     Check out Diana’s post…you might get inspired to make a little upgrade to your mailbox too!


NanaDiana said...

Your family is beautiful. Congrats to the birthday kids!

I saw that redo of the mailbox, too, and thought-I need to get at my own...I see you beat me to it.

Get your honey-do list ready! xo Diana

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

Yay! Can't wait to see pics of your mailbox, too! Thanks for the shout out, Judy! :)

Ron said...

Judy, you have a beautiful family. A day at the lake is so beautiful. We are still in the hotel going check on the house today. There is still no electricity Uptown, so we may stay in the hotel another night. Thanks for thinking of us. xo

Kelly said...

I saw her post about the mailbox and thought how pretty that looked too. since I live in a subdivision with "certain rules", I can't change the color of my mailbox. Hopefully, noone will steal yours thinking it's real copper! Ha! Copper theft has been on the rise. Glad you had a good time at the lake. Your grandkids are so adorable. I'm sure you'll get alot more done on your guestroom next week. I can't wait to see it when it's done!

Kelly - Talk of the House said...

This looks like a wonderful weekend. Your grandchildren look precious!I love eating at any restaurant that you can boat up to!
Glad you all were spared all the water and wind from Isaac. Can't wait to see more of your guestroom.

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