Took a blog break yesterday, so here's what we've been up to...
Of course it started with our Thursday morning surprise for Ruth's dad, Tony. We (including our son Alex) had spent the night before at Ruth's brother's place right next door to her dad's place. Then, we called him using skype, and wished him a happy 80th birthday. Sure was difficult not to trip up on anything! At one point, he jokingly asked if we were coming for morning coffee...and we hesitated before reminding him that we were in Las Vegas.
Then, Alex went over to next door. His grandpa was expecting him anyhow. Ruth and I stayed in the attached garage and waited while Alex made up some excuse to get his grandpa to come to the door.
Alex took a short video using his iPhone. It's not the greatest, but you get the idea...
He was definitely surprised! Ruth's sister Lesley had driven up from Toronto area the day before, so she and her husband Jay were there as well.
Lesley and Jay brought their two dogs as well, so we got our doggie fix while we were there.
Kevin with Zeva. She's only a year old, and she's a super friendly pup.
One of the neighbors had offered to host the birthday dinner, and Ruth made a trifle for dessert. One of her dad's favorites, and mine too!
Mmm. Trifle for dessert!
12 people for dinner!
Tony, the birthday boy! Happy 80th!!
Then, we played a few games of cards, and had a great evening. Fun being back with family. Haven't seen them in almost a year.
Yesterday was a kind of a lazy day, and as I said, I even took a break from blog writing! We did go for a drive to the nearby town of Carleton Place because Tony had an errand to run, and Ruth and I went with him. Didn't do much besides run into the bank and pick up a couple of groceries.
Ruth's sister Lesley and husband Jay had to go back to Toronto, about a five hour drive so they left yesterday.
Lesley, Ruth, and Tony, happy to have his two daughters home at the same time.
Tony is an Ottawa Senators fan, while Jay is a big Boston Bruins fan! Boston lost the matchup the night before.
Kevin, cooking dinner on the BBQ.
What we woke up to this morning!
We had tried to bring some Arizona sunshine and warm temperatures with us, but the border agents wouldn't let it through customs.
Today, we're headed down to Ottawa and I'm looking forward to going out to meet up with some old friends for a couple of beers and a few games of pool.
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