Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Big Papa's Big 60

My Dad turned 60 on New Years Eve and we could definately not let the event pass without a big hoorah, even if the old grouch would say he wants otherwise.  We did not let him know that we were celebrating until people started to show up, not necessarily because it was a surprise, but because he might uninvite everyone or disappear himself if he knew what we were up to.  The party was a big success, Kaci, Bri, and I had quite the spread of food and lots and lots of friends and family were there to celebrate.  All of the grandkids were there, and in honor of the event we made them all T-shirts that say "My Grandpa is 60" with a great picture of him in the Hannah Montana wig.  
We even got Uncle Rob, Dad's brother to come for the event.  Dad was soo surprised that I think he might forgive us for the party and the T-shirts (even though we made one for Rob that says "My Brother is 60").  Can you tell that they are brothers?
Yes... you do see 60 candles, we had to make 3 cakes with 20 candles each, but it was worth it.  And do you know what!?!?!  The old guy got all 60 in one breath, you can see him celebrating right here.
Like I said, all of the grandkids were there in the special t-shirts.  This little one is ALWAYS happy.  It is probably harder to get a picture without a smile than one with... FYI--this is my nephew Brighton.
For a gift, Dad got a gigantic universal remote, lapsized I would say; it works too.  He loves it!  Jacob thinks all things remote are a phone, even the oversized ones.  Here he is having a conversation on the still in the package giant Universal Remote!
We had a big game of two-truths and a lie about Dad and also a game to see how well Dad's friends knew him.  We had poster's with 1947 trivia and some really great old pictures of Dad as well.  My personal favorite was the Huge 60 pin with flashing red lights...it was great but because it was magnetic it didn't last long with all of the grandkids around.  He tries to put on a grouch front, but does this guy really look so tough?
We had lots of food.  Please notice that even the chex mix is in a serving dish that says "60".  Happy 60 Years Dad, We Love You!


cmil said...

There are some great pictures here.
I love the one of you and Kaci in fornt of the food, all the grandkids, John hugging Tyler and the one of him and Rob. You did a great job with the party.

cmil said...

I forgot--I love the picture of Jacob with the giant remote and the picture after your dad blew out the candles too. And of course the great one of smiley Brighton!