Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Times Three!

Since we have three birthdays in our family within a two-week time span, we thought it would be fun to celebrate all of them yesterday at a park.  We decided to go to Carriage Hill Metropark in the Dayton area because it is halfway between where our daughter and her family live in Columbus and where the rest of us live in West Chester.  None of us had ever been there before, but I think we'll be returning.  It was such a fun day for all!

We decided to first take a walk around the lake.

None of us had any idea that there would be so many wildflowers in bloom in mid-September.

Then it was time for some games.  All the "boys" had fun with both a football and a soccer ball.  Of course, the little boys enjoyed just running around and doing the things that boys like to do.

Then it was time for a picnic lunch followed by opening birthday gifts.  Here is Tom setting up the lawn dart game that he got.  Haiden and Garrett were very anxious to try it out.

Then it was time for birthday cake cupcakes.  

Here are the birthday guys who just happen to be arranged left to right in the order of their birthdays. (Stephen's was yesterday, September 14.  Garrett's is on September 23, and Tom's is on September 28.)

Then we went to the Carriage Hill Farm.  The farm is a recreation of a farm from the 1880's.

...and then, all too soon, it was time for us to go home!  We all had such a good time that I'm hoping we'll all go back again.


Barb said...

It looks like a wonderful family day!! Happy Birthday to all the Sept. birthday boys!!

Marilyn said...

Looks like a great time, and great weather also.
The boys are getting so big!
Happy B-Day to all.

Ann said...

Such a good-looking family! I know you had a wonderful time, and it's so nice to have everyone so close.

Margaret said...

Looks like a great place to visit! Happy birthday to the three birthday boys! My DH's birthday is September 22!

woolwoman said...

Looks like a fun family day - I'm glad all your "kids" are close so you can enjoy times like this. Hope there are many more happy returns for the birthday boys. Mel

stitchersanon said...

Wow what a wonderful day. That is my kind of day out!

Mouse said...

what a lovely way to spend the celebrations for the birthdays ... think I will have to hitch a ride next time :) love mouse xxxx

Jackie said...

The living museum looks like so much fun! I love things like that. The horses look wonderful too.

We have 3 birthdays within a 7 day period in August. It's fun to celebrate them together. Celebrating at a park is a great idea and makes great use of what I hope is cooler weather for you. It looks like a beautiful and fun day!