Thursday, April 9, 2009

Birthday Boys

Well we have several family birthdays this month. My grandson James (photo above) who is now 3 years old born on April 6, my son Brook (photo below left) who is now 39 born on April 9th-TODAY...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM and then my husband Allen born on April 13th (see bottom photo below of his daughters and us) he'll be 65. Three males all in different stages of life but interconnected by family ties. James was adopted into our family by my son Daniel and his wife Tina, Brook is my youngest son from my first marriage and Allen joined our unique blended step family almost 16 years ago with his four daughters. All combined we have a total of 21 grandchildren plus 2 step grandkids, 4 sons and 4 daughters and lots of in-laws and ex-spouses. Many of them have never met each other. Not unusual for this time and day. 

My youngest son Jeff from my second marriage calls his 3 older half brothers, his brother and a half. LOL! Sometimes it's a strain to try to keep all the relationships straight and know what to call who as there are moms, step-mothers, dads, step-dads, sisters, brothers, step brothers, half brothers, step sisters, uncles, aunts, step uncles, step aunts, grandpas and grandmas and step grand parents, then add in-laws and exes. All together it makes up ONE UNIQUE extended  FAMILY in the process of being blended.

10 comments:

Mare said...

Happy birthday to all. My brother's bday is April 10 and his daughter is April 13th. And your family..the more the merrier!

Deborah Godin said...

Whew! that is a lot to keep track of. But sounds like a wonderful happy bunch!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Deborah, that's a lot to keep upwith, but does sound like a great bunch! That's all that matters! Happy birthday to all from me as well.

dellgirl said...

Happy birthday to all the birthday boys! James is such a cutie, that gift really brought him a big happy smile.

ramblingwoods.com said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all....Lin..here is a website I found called Utah Birds. You do have the black-capped chickadee in your state..

SandyCarlson said...

Many happy returns of the day to one and all!

Carla said...

Happy Birthdays to all!

Kay said...

What terrific photos and your grandson is adorable! What a glorious moment you've captured.

Terri Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday to all of them! I loved that happy face on the little one:) He is adorable.

Linda Reeder said...

I think I got lost in the middle there, but as long as you've got it straight, that's all that matters.
Happy Birthday to all those April "kids".