Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Hoopin' Good Time

Monday, October 12th was GranMe's birthday. I won't tell you her age but if she were a workin' girl, she could have retired Monday! We surprised her by meeting her at her favorite restaurant, Chianti's. One the way there I explained to the girls that this was a nice restaurant. In fact, it is the place where Momma and Daddy met and later the place where Daddy asked Momma to marry him. Morgan replied, "It's a special place to you, right?" I told her it was and then a small voice from the very back of the car said, "Did you say, yes?" Yes, sweet innocent Merritt, Momma said yes! Logical and analytical Morgan went on to explain to her that if Momma had not said yes, she wouldn't be here!

The girls had wonderful manners until Merritt discovered her inner talent of hanging a spoon from her nose!
Morgan had to give it a try too! GranMe decided she should try too but I was laughing so hard I didn't get a picture! The art of spoon hanging must be only for the young ones, GranMe was not as successful!

After dinner we headed to our house for GranMe's favorite, coconut cream pie from Strawn's. While the coffee was brewing, Morgan asked GranMe to listen to her violin practice. She surprised her with "Happy Birthday!" Morgan learned it on her own in less than two days! She's becoming quite the violin player!
I think GranMe was quite pleased and proud! It was the 6th Happy Birthday rendition of the day but the only one on violin!

Merritt decided to show off her hula hoop talents which quickly turned into a hula hoop contest!

Morgan shows off her hoopin' talents!

GranMe gets an 'A' for effort!

Poppy takes the prize for least coordinated efforts! We've never seen hips and hula hoops go in complete opposite directions! Thanks for the laughs, Poppy!


  1. Morgan, your violin rendition of happy birthday was the best birthday present ever.

  2. Looks like you had a very Happy Birthday. And no wonder you couldn't do the hula hoop... you have fewer "hoops" for that hula to grab on to! You're looking good for a person of "retirement age"! Love you!