Monday, July 8, 2013

Special Nashville weekend - blessed day

Friday June 5th ... Sarah and Wade arrived at Nashville Airport. This is going to be a special weekend with my girls and their families. William knows their names and it is so cute when he calls them. 

We all take turns finding new ways to set up Williams favorite ... the train track.

Helen has worked for quite some time on a gift for her husband. Time to give it to him.

William helps to unpack.

Ben loves his new quilt. Helen still has to do the hand-sewing around the binding but she decided it would be easier if she didn't have to do that in secret. It had been difficult enough to keep it a secret so long. Proud of my girl. She did a beautiful job. So talented. 

After-nap-time snack. He is doing pretty well with the fork too. Video!

We were not blessed with the most beautiful weather this week and unfortunately it made a dent into our Saturday plans. There is a creek in the back where there is none usually.

It let up in the afternoon so we went to Cheekwood to have lunch and then we walked around the gardens a while. It kept dripping from the trees though and the benches were wet.

We were all wondering what this is? Those "rivets" went all the way to the other side.

We decided to stop at a famous ice cream place on the way home. Helen says that this is a famous place!  Sarah was entertaining William while we were waiting. Fishface?


No nap today!

A little bribe to take a bath at Omi's so that he could fall asleep in the car going home.

Well, it worked. William had a good night's sleep and was awake early enough for church. Service starts at 9 am. This is St. Phillip's bulletin of this Sunday:

We were all SO PROUD of our boy. He could not have been any better. Those in the congregation who were not already surely fell in love with him. We even heard about some teary eyes.
Got some Videos:
Here! (only 11 seconds, operator error)
And here!

Godfather Jon had a fancy camera and there will be some nice pictures later.

Afterwards we had a little party at our place.

We had fruit and nibbles and yes, mimosas (besides ice tea etc.)

And Kathy's recipe original and vegetarian breakfast casserole!

We were 14 so we were all over the place.

Ha-ha. Helen had found the top layer of the cake from the wedding blessing ceremony in England (March 2006). In England and often in Germany you save the top layer for the baptism of the first child.

It is usually fruit cake ...

 ... which I normally like. But no, this one is beyond it.

Wimbledon (muted). Andy Murray won. Yeah!

In the picture above you can see behind William his great-grandmother Geegee who celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday. Congratulations, Jessie!

After everybody had left, we watched some photos and videos thru Apple TV. Everybody had fun with that and William loved seeing himself.

At 2:30 James had to bring Sarah and Wade to the Airport. It was so nice to be together as a family.

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