It's hard to believe that three years have gone by since we welcomed little Rusty into the family--the first grandson on both sides.
Mike and I have been friends with Donald and Laura for almost 20 years and were so excited when their eldest son fell in love with our oldest daughter. They got married and started having beautiful babies, our beloved grandchildren.
This past weekend, we got to celebrate Rusty's third birthday.
His parents threw a birthday party for him in their backyard. They invited friends and family to help celebrate!
The kids played games and we enjoyed snacks and birthday cake.
A New Bike!
Poppi and Lolly (Donald and Laura) got their grandson his first tricycle. A little red trike! He loved it!
In fact, Rusty loved all his gifts and had a blast opening each one.
It was so nice to see how excited and thankful he was, unaware of the price. He saw value in everything from little cars to a brand new trike.
It was so nice to see him playing nicely with his friends and little brother. What a blessing to have a good-natured grandson.
Let me tell you about the party theme.
Rusty loves the movies Cars, so his party had a Cars theme with a Lightening McQueen Pinata and other decorations.
Katie Beth borrowed two large cars to decorate the food table and the drink table (see above).
The cake was decorated with Cars decor, too.
She planned the party for 4 p.m. Sunday so little ones could nap after church before they arrived for the fun. That was a great idea!
Us older folks sat around and talking and fellowshipping.
Fun, Friendship, & Fellowship
What is so fun about birthday parties?
I think it's the celebration of life! It's so fun to honor someone you love, to bless them with presents, to let them know you think they're wonderful!
It's also good to relax with people you like and love, who make you feel safe. It was a lovely time and I'm so grateful to have family and friends--they make me wealthy beyond measure.
Have bright beautiful days!