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


Friday, September 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Brady!

The shoes pictured above are what he wanted for his birthday. His Mom and I worked fast and furiously online trying to get them. Apparently, these are highly desired among the kiddos and the queue was long and the computer kept doing that spinning around thing. But finally, they were ordered (thanks to Mom finding another website) and the shoes arrived just in the nick of time.

There are many pros and cons about our technology, but one of the really nice things is that we can see and talk with someone separated by distance. This morning first thing, we received a Facetime call so we would be able to see Brady open his gift and card.

What can we say about a boy like Brady who's so handsome, funny, kind and smart? 

Happy birthday!
You've reached a milestone and accomplished a lot at the age of 10. Your future is bright! 

The other nice thing about this technology is that you can snap pics as you are talking with them face time. Isn't that amazing? (The little squares in the top right are Papa and Nonnie watching him open his gift.)

Now here is something I especially like and it brought back memories of another birthday for Brady. New shoes for Big Brother means hand-me-down shoes to Little Brother, Noah. Noah is so excited as Brady opens his new shoes that he has already bent down to take the "gently used" shoes off  his brother. I love it that he has such a happy spirit of receiving his brother's shoes. 

Sweet Noah!

A few years ago, we had gotten Brady a pair of cowboy boots for his birthday. As he opened them and it became obvious what the box contained, it wasn't Brady who was excited. But rather, it was Noah. Over and over, he said with excitement, "Brady got boots! Brady got boots! Brady got boots!" I have saved that video because he was overjoyed that his brother had gotten a pair of boots (which, of course, he eventually inherited!) That memory and the smiles today always put a happy face on me!


Melanie said...

He looks so excited about his new shoes! Face time is great. I've chatted with my daughter a couple of times. Happy Birthday to Brady.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh how precious! You are blessed to have such handsome and sweet grandsons. We have one, and his name is also Noah. He will be 17 next week, and lives in Maine, so we don't get to see each other very often. Maybe I need to check into the facetime thing. I assume that is on your phones? I don't have a fancy phone, so will probably just have to be happy hearing his voice. Thank you for these pictures. They brought a smile to my face.

Toni T said...

Isn't it a blessing to be grandparents. Your grandson is a handsome boy alright. He looks like he really love his birthday shoes. Your wonderful photos make me miss my grandson who lives in Texas. He is 22 and the apple of my eye. Thank you for sharing dear Nonnie.

Terri D said...

Oh my goodness, those are two really great kids!! I loved seeing these photos and reading your words about your grandsons!

Mary Hutchins said...

Happy Birthday Brady! I don't know what it is about shoes these days...kids definitely have a special love for them. I can see in the picture that Brady certainly loved his new shoes!!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Brady, and a very happy weekend to you, Nonnie.

Debbie Huffaker said...

Happy birthday to Brady. Our oldest grand-boy is 10, too. Thanks for sharing the pics of your cuties. There's NOTHING like grand-kiddos!!! Happy weekend to you.

Consider It All Joy said...

New Shoes, New Shoes, A Happy Gift for ALL!! Blessings for a great weekend, Cindy xo

Jill said...

Awe so sweet! Happy birthday Brady! I just love Facetime, really helps connect with those far away!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

How sweet, hope he had a great birthday!