Happy 2nd Birthday Bayou Grandbaby!

Time is moving too fast. I can’t believe that she’s 2 years old already. Being a grandmother is the best thing ever.

She is the light of my life.

This year, her party was at Joe Brown Park in New Orleans East.We had a rainy day, but to be honest, I preferred the rain over that “hotter than Hades” summer heat.

The birthday girl pre-party time!

The Princess right before her guests arrived.

And this is what a successful ending to a baby party looks like! A too pooped to pop baby! With Purple Knight (uncle), Yellow Jacket (mom), BayouCreole(MiMi) holding the knocked out Princess, Maw-Maw Jan.  Paw-Paw Romi and Paw-Paw Navy Seal in the back. We are family!

 

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50 and Fabulous and We Have a Winner!

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes.

I had a wonderful day!

I had racked my brain, trying to come up with something to do,when all I really wanted to do was spend the day with my family.

So that’s what I did.

I feel so blessed that I’m now 50 years old.

The fact that I have made it to this day is not lost on me.

As you all know, I share my birthday with my daughter.

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She was trying to steal my day!

We spent the early part of the day together then,I told her to skedaddle!

Her dad had a family reunion and all her aunts and uncles were in town so,  they  celebrated her birthday over there.

I had a wonderful birthday surrounded by family. I’m very happy that my dad was able to share the day with  me.

I’m the ultimate daddy’s girl (even at 50) so, the moments we spent together on my birthday laughing and reminiscing are priceless to me.

So many memories are in this house…

NavySeal made my day a truly special one.

It’s wonderful to have such a kind man who adores me in my life.

My cake was beautiful!

And it was delicious!

I say was because…it’s gone!

We tore that cake up!

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After the cake cutting,I opened my presents and then NavySeal and I headed out to dinner and a movie.

 

It was raining terribly, so  there was no way I was wearing shoes out there!

Give me my sneakers and let’s roll!

My hair was banging, but after the weather got to it, I had an afro puff.

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I had my ribbon on that said, “50 The Big One”   and spent most of the day saying,

Yes, I’m REALLY 50. 

I AM…trust me, I’m 50.

I  fully embrace this second chapter of my life.  I love that  I am a seasoned woman.

I wouldn’t want to return to my 20’s again for anything.

I thank God that  I’ve been blessed to age gracefully.

I was not always appreciative of the gift.

Being 29 and looking like a pregnant teen, I didn’t feel joyous about not looking my age back then.

I’m grateful the gift has remained with me.

It showed me that God is patient with me,

even when I’m not patient with myself.

I’m grateful to have come across such wonderful people as you all.

Even though I’ve yet to meet some of you,

your words have gotten me through some dreary days.

And for that, I thank you.

Oh, we have a winner for the birthday giveaway!!!!

Y’all had some really great odds!   Every time you posted a comment, I put your name in the basket,

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Yeah, I know it’s an easter basket!

I had to improvise!

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And since I had some handy hands hanging around me, I decided to put them to work and let him pick the winner.

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IDA, YOU GOT IT CHICK!!!!

You won the $50 gift card from Walmart!

YAY!!!!

You have one week to get me your address before it goes to the runner-up.

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That would be VAL!

Val, you must have good energy around you because, you’re two for two. You hit on my last giveaway.

Ida, send your information to  Bayoucreole63@yahoo.com so you can receive your card.

My 5th anniversary as a blogger will be in October  and I think I’ll do another giveaway around that time.

The number five is all around me this year.

Five represents change and freedom.

I’m gonna have to think of something to get my lurkers out for the next one.

In the meantime,

y’all stay safe and have a great day!