Today is Jackie's birthday, and she turned 4 years old! We had the party for her yesterday, and we kept it kind of small, with just family attending. Jason's older brother David, came down with his two boys, Dylan and Ethan, to help with the celebrating. The cousins all get along very well and they played together, both outside and inside. I was able to get some pictures taken this time, so I hope you enjoy them. Nana and Tata also came (that's Linda's parents, so that makes them Jackie's Great Grand Parents). The visitors all stayed for lunch and for a little bit a resting period, before having to take of to get back home. Both Nana and Tata, and David and his sons, live north of here, so they all had to endure some traffic going home. Because it was Saturday, I am hoping it wasn't too bad.
Jackie is like most 4-year olds and was pretty excited to see all the people and all the gifts, especially since they were for her. The funny part is that as she opened one, she was ready to stop to go off and play with that gift, in her hand. We had to keep getting her to focus on the other packages. Stacy did pretty good too, considering that most of the stuff was for Jackie, and she only received a couple of things. David (and Miriam, his wife, who wasn't able to attend) gave both girls rain boots, with Hello Kitty on them. It wasn't all they gave, but it was the best thing, as far as Stacy and Jackie were concerned. They wore the boots most of the rest of the day, yesterday, and then again most of the day, today. From Nana and Tata they received a couple of hula-hoops and those went over big. It was kind of funny watching the girls try to use them while wearing the rubber rain boots.
Today we went to church in the morning and as soon as we got back home they both put their boots on and had a great day. I think Jackie was actually kind of confused with the party yesterday, and then today she was being told it was her birthday. We really didn't do much else today, other than finished with some clean up, and a friend of Jason came over, Gary K., for a short visit, as well as to give gifts to both the girls. Tomorrow is first day of school, for the new year, and they are both going to the same school this year, though Jackie is in Pre-K. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.