Nine years ago this past week we traveled to California for the birth of our grandson Bobby. He was a "preemie" and spent the first two weeks in the neo-natal unit, but arrived home in time for us all to celebrate Christmas. This weekend, family and friends gathered in Rhode Island to celebrate his 9th birthday.
As you can tell by the figurines that decorated the cake, Bobby has become a Star Wars fan. He and his father have watched the older movies online.
And, he also enjoyed eating the cake.
No birthday is complete without birthday cards and Bobby read each card before opening the attached gift.
Then came the most fun — opening gifts; Bobby was excited at just about every one, which seemed to among his current favorites. His mom helped by telling people who asked what he liked now.
It was a fun afternoon for everyone especially the birthday boy — cake, cards and gifts —and celebrating with family and friends.
We're thankful that Bobby is a healthy youngster. We're even more thankful that we didn't have to travel to the West Coast for his birthday celebration.