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March Birthdays in VT

Monday, March 28th, 2011

What a wonderful fun filled weekend!

Bill and I arrived in town on Friday night.  Todd led us to the boys’ day care facility and Jack gave us a guided tour of the place.

Pizza for supper!

Will had to attend one last rehearsal for his part in the Odyssey of the Mind competition to be held the next day.

Saturday morning, Will was out early with Todd to meet his team at the school that held the Annual State Tournament.

As there was not much for  a 2 or a 3 year old to do while waiting for our boy to preform, we headed for the Echo Aquarium in Burlington.

Then off to the Odyssey of the Mind!

Here is a “taste” of the production Will and his collaborators presented:

The ‘Shrink-o-lator Three Thousand’ created by our very own engineer, Will. (displayed by one of his classmates)

Will had a sleep over birthday party date for Saturday evening.

So, the rest of us had a nice dinner in St. Albans.

Back at “the ranch”  on Sunday morning, Tina prepared a luscious Birthday Celebration Brunch.

First course? Nice presentation!

Here’s Jack “sitting” at the table. 🙂

I don’t think Jack actually has a lap!

Cake is coming right up!

And gifts 🙂

Happy Birthday everyone.

And Happy Trails to you!

2/24/11 — 2/27/11 In GA

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Kendyl is growing up so fast.  (Or so her Northern grand parents think.)

Bill and I packed up and headed to GA to help celebrate Kendyl’s 8th birthday.

Here are some of the highlights.


Karate class

followed by a scrumptious dinner at the Mexican restaurant.

Friday was the circus!  What a fun time.


Then “prep” for the main event, the Birthday Party.

Then off to the stables.

Kendyl selects “Stormy” as her steed.

Jase ready for a ride around the ring.

Great party!

Here comes the cake.


Bill and I had to depart . The kids came to the airport to see us off.

I had to head home.

Bill, on the other hand,  headed to Yellowstone for some snowmobiling!

Busy Busy Week End!

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

On Saturday we celebrated Bill’s Mom’s 90th birthday.

She shared the party with her Brother-in-law, as she has many times. His birthday is a week before hers.

It was his 90th as well!

Big, big do’ins.

We served two ninety inch long sandwiches.

We had 90 cookies, all perfectly numbered.

Special cakes with likenesses from their youth were printed on them.

Special for Great Gram Pat, we made a scrap book with 90 memories.

Her two kids and her 4 grand children and their families compiled 15 memories each.

We popped them into a scrap book!  Hefty.  But very satisfying for all concerned.

There were kids:

There were grand kids:

There were great grand kids:

And all sorts of family and friends in attendance.

Great party for two great folks.

Kaison is 2 !

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Happy Birthday! Luck #7!

Happy Birthday Kaison. 🙂

The 3rd for Jack

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Two days early we celebrated Jack’s birthday.

Tacos were the fare.  They were yummy!  A special treat.

After eating our fill, we adjourned to the living room and Jack’s presents.

Kim and Anne planned a special surprise for this party.

With family and friends gathered they were planning to announce the gender of their second child!

They had read somewhere that  a fun way to make THE announce was to invite

family and friends to a party.  The expecting parents took a sealed envelope with the gender concealed inside to a bakery and ask that they

color the cake pink if baby is a girl or blue if a boy.  That way, when the cake was cut, the gender is revealed to all guests (and parents).


Here’s the cake!

Here is the singing.

Untitled from Cass Barrett on Vimeo.

Here is the cake cutting.

Untitled from Cass Barrett on Vimeo.

And the envelope, please!

It’s a brother for Jack. from Cass Barrett on Vimeo.

It was a great idea, and a good thing the parents had a back up plan!

Pre-birthday Gathering

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Kate and Ted flew into Boston for the big event. 🙂

Auntie opened her home to us.  We met in the Boston Garden and the boys had a great time at the playground.

The boys loved the city.

With Halloween around the corner, Jack tried out a monster hat.

The boys loved the stairs at Auntie’s .

Shopping at Whole Foods. 🙂

Next stop? Grammie’s!

(to be continued)

Chris’s and Kim’s B-day Party

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


This was from way back in July!

I just happened to check old posts and realized this post was trapped in the drafts!

So, in the realm of better late than never, I’m dragging this birthday post out, and posting about Kim’s and Chris’ birthday celebration.

Jack helped decorate the cake.

But …..Who is that serving the cake?