We had been trying to get Grandma to smile for the camera all day. But she just wouldn't smile. She was plenty happy when the camera wasn't on though. Here is Camille Kemp and Nina Foster with Grandma. Nina had made her own gifts for grandma. Not sure what they were but they were hand made and of course grandma loved them.
Maybe the lack of smiles had to do with me abruptly waking her up at about 10 am and saying surprise you are having an 85th birthday party today. Here is Bev Kemp and grandma holding a beautiful live orchid they brought her.
Danny made the appearance for him and Jamie. Almost a smile with a handsome young grandson's arm around her.
The Stewarts made it. It was a challenge to get them all together long enough in one place for the photo but we did it. Grant, Lucy, Malcolm, Emma, Stacie, Ian and of course grandma.
The Zezula's made it. Jace and Brooklyn enjoyed Bavarian Choclate cake with vanilla creme cheese filling and chocolate frosting. Come to think of it we all enjoyed the cake. Then it was off to play in Barnes park with grandpa Barnes of course.
Rowan, Robert, Raiden, Rachel and Grandma. Yes we got Raiden to stop perpetual motion long enough for the picture. Then he entertained grandma Wright by spelling his name on crackers with easy cheese.
The Nelson's were there. Shelbi brought homemade banana nut bread. Aubree entertained us by running from one "safe" lap to the next. Brian is ready to set up Grandma and Christine with a Taiser. I think a flashlight would be better. I have to make enough trips to the emergency room with them as it is!
Tara and Noah came. Noah thought the strange blue creature toy was interesting but he loved the pop up toy was great. Thats whats fun at grandparents house. The toys are always different. Come on grandma I know there is s smile in there.
Shelly and Kylee came bearing gifts and smiles. She will never admit it girls but she sampled all of your gifts as soon as you left She said lets put it all out for everyone to share. And share we did.
Happy 85th Mom and I know you had a wonderful day even though you will probably sleep for the next day or so to recover. Greg Kemp is supposed to be coming up on the 25th her real birthday. And Her children are going to take her out to lunch. Hope she is recovered enough by then. Thanks again to all who came and made this day special for your grandma.