Sunday, July 20, 2014

Birthday fun

 This weekend was our daughter's birthday and everyone was here together!
 PH fired up the pizza oven in the backyard.....
.....and we each made our own from a smorgasbord of toppings
 Charlie is a straight cheese man
 This morning was beautiful so we took the kids down to the lake with their toy boats made for them by our neighbor Walter.  Years ago when Charlie was a little guy one of his favorite books was Toy Boat by Randall deSeve and illustrated by Loren Long. 
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I asked Walter, a woodworker, if he could construct a simple little toy boat for him and he not only did one for Charlie but has continued to make one for each of the kids.  Michael received his this weekend.
He sat on the shore and played in the shallows but when he saw a real boat go by he made sure I saw it, too.

Happy summer!


  1. Oh Denise, what lovely photos a great summer. My hubbie would love to have a pizza oven like that....

  2. Wow! It looks like you're having a perfect summer. The photos of the children at the water are just gorgeous. What a wonderful gift to have all the toy boats. Wow again -- I just love stuff like that. And how perfect is that real boat -- it looks like it cruised by JUST for your cute little family!!!