On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Noah's Boat Bash

This past week-end was the birthday celebration of
our grandson, Noah, who turned 5 on Sunday.


Birthday boy! He will never be 4 again!


We left early Friday morning with our car loaded to the top ...
and with Miss Kate on board.
She was all dressed up for the party, bags packed,
and ready to go with Nonnie and Grandpa!!! :-)
  

Since the celebration would be on a big party boat at Lake Travis,
dress was a little more casual.
 

Birthday donuts! And Noah's candle had a soccer ball on it.



Mama serving birthday donuts to 22 kids!
Kids seem to have a natural understanding about donuts,
don't you think?
A pic of a boat like ours
We parked here - a really great spot for the
kids to dive from the boat AND
the cliff!!! Yikes!

This is a shot taken from a video of Brady
diving off the top of the cliff.
Good grief!!! These kids are brave.
I think he had fun.
Noah swam and played non-stop in the
water only coming on board for donuts or
to jump off the top of the boat.

The prized Skylander watch.

Yes, I can tell you what time it is.

Grandpa chilling with the kids. It was blazing HOT outside!
  Lucky for Brady and Noah that their best buddies next door
have a pool to cool off in.
 
Looks friendly enough
Until ...
Boys and chicken and water guns







Strong man. One hand.

Brady is such a helper to his Mom and Dad.
He is always the first to pick up toys, or help with a chore.

iPads hold such a fascination for kids. 
Brady is always up early in the morning to greet me and
we have the best visits.
On Sunday morning, he read a Bible story to me
(from a real kids' Bible, not the iPad).


The kids spotted this frog in the shrubs.
Amazingly enough, it was Kate who grabbed the toad
and then let boys put him in the little box which they have ready
to welcome whatever new creature they might find.
 



Kate's first ride in the Jeep with Brady and Noah's Dad

At the end of a fun-filled day, getting a good picture has certain challenges
for Nonnie and Papa, but the kids are always cute!
 

On our way home
(Nonnie had to count out loud each zero Kate had drawn.)

The cause of this peaceful look?
I'm sitting still.
 
 One of the hardest things for us to do when we go visit these precious boys
is to say good-bye as we head back home.

 
And here are Brady and Noah just before
they said their fond farewells to the frog.
I bet the frog had no sad feelings about the end of this relationship.

5 comments:

  1. What a gloriously fun way to celebrate a birthday! I think I would like to do that now, even at my age!

    What a beautiful family and lovely pictures. Happy birthday to Noah! (I guess anyone named Noah should be comfortable in water...)

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  2. What a fun birthday party. Isn't this so special. Never 4 again!! We just celebrated our great grandsons's 6 and going to school. Oh my they grow up fast.

    I love the picture of you and your hubby and the kids, and your peaceful face is lovely. Pretty lady.

    Love and Hugs

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  3. What beautiful, beautiful kids and a wonderful birthday party. Your family is so lovely and what a nice picture of you-RELAXED and PEACEFUL!!! xo Diana

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  4. Glad to see the kids and that there was so much water fun to keep them cool. And I loved seeing a pic of you!

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