Saturday, February 7, 2009


Today is Griffin's fifth birthday. He chose a bowling party and it was last night with his friends. Here he is with his BIG green bowling ball.

I had not been to a birthday bowling birthday party for kids, but it was great. They had them three lanes set up with the pads so they wouldn't get frustrated if their bowling balls didn't go straight. The adults had their own lane ....wished at times there were pads in the lanes for ME....and we had a great time. Of course, there was pizza (which is a favorite). The kids (and moms & dads) ate pizza throughout the night while waiting on friends to bowl.
Here is Griffin (in the red shirt) watching his little buddy, Blake, bowl. Blake's dad is our pastor at church.

CAKE TIME! I made this picture just as Griffin was blowing out his candles. The employees at the bowling place did everything. You can see one of them holding the cake and then she cut it and served everyone. All mom and dad had to do was pay! There were many other children who are not in the picture....sorry!
It doesn't seem like it has been five years since this miracle came into our lives (another post). His mom and dad and two brothers were living with us at the time because they were building a house and it wasn't quite finished. Grandchildren are wonderful....just ask any grandparent. Happy Birthday, Griffin!


Zaroga said...

It does look like a wonderful time was had. Happy Birthday to Griffin!

Sue, please pick up the Lemonade Award at my blog: I was just too sick at the time to name specific names. You really deserve the award.

Sharon said...

Happy birthday to Griffin! This is a good day for a birthday; it is my youngest son's 33rd BD. That bowling party idea is new to me but it really looks like a good one. And you're right, they grow up so quickly!! Enjoy all you can. Sharon

suzimuniz said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photos! Looks like a great party! I miss working with that age group. Have a great recooperating weekend! Suzi

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Happy Birthday Griffin! Cute pics and looks like he had a great day!

We took my grandaughter bowling a couple of weeks ago. She had a blast too.

Enjoy your weekend!

April said...

Isn't he just the cutest??? Now I see why you are one proud grandmother! I can hardly wait to become one myself!

You really can't beat a bowling party...we've done that for our girls several times and they had such fun! What wonderful pictures you shared...especially the one of him blowing out his candles! Oh, I can just feel the excitement!

Susan said...

Griffin is such a cutie. Looks like that was a fun party.

This Country Girl said...

Now that's one little boy that looks like he's having a "ball"! :) Joy went to a bowling party of a friend of hers and it was so much fun, like you said, and they took care of everything! You can't beat that!

I know Griffin is a blessing to you all! Happy birthday to him (belated)!


Nana said...

He is just too cute!! How fun!

Lorrie said...

This picture of Griffen with the big boweling ball is just too cute! I would love to have bumpers in the lanes when I bowl too! I'm so glad you got to share this fun time with him.

Darlene said...

It looks like Griffin and every one there had a fabulous time! Bowling parties are too much fun!!!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Looks like Griffin had a fun bowling party. Happy Birthday to him!!!

Kath said...

Now that looks like a FUN Birthday!! :)
Griffin sure is a cutie!!


Picket said...

Happy Birthday to Griffin!!!! I love bowling parties...I took my whole family bowling at one time and we laughed so hard...especially when mama tried to bowl and nearly took daddy out with the bowling ball! lol lol

Thanks for coming by Sue...don't the napkins look perfect there??? Oh wait til you see how I did the window over the sink! lol lol I had to work magic there girl! lol Have a great week my friend!

Kele said...

Looks like he had a great time!!
What a cutie he is!

Debi said...

Oh Sue dear,
How sweet!! I am sure he enjoyed his special nite!! Give him a special Happy Birthday from me!
I hope your having a wonderfully blessed day!!
Btw, I finally got the letter done today... I didn't forget... just so much going on here, and had to write them all down too! :D
Debi xoxo