The Annual Joint Birthday Celebration 2008

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.  ~George Santayana

Michele & Sue Celebrate Their 2008 Birthdays

No silly... They are not each 1004 years old... It is the first time we could get together close to their birthdays and celebrate!

We went to Marina Del Rey and ate at the Warehouse.

The Warehouse Restaurant   The Warehouse Restaurant

We Arrive On Time

Of course Paul has to drive around Marina Del Rey and the airport trying to remember what it was like 50 years ago!


Mr. Theo sees the fresh fish and wants to go swimming!  Mom says no!

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008
Theo spots Grandma Sue and Grandpa Paul

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Theo And Paul Play With Crayola's (Keeps Them Both Out Of Trouble)

The company was founded in New York City in 1885 as Binney & Smith. The founders were cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith. Binney & Smith's initial products were colorants for industrial use, including red oxide pigment and carbon for making tires black. In 1900 the company added production of slate school pencils. Binney's experimentation with industrial materials including slate waste, cement, and talc, led to the invention of the first dustless white chalk, for which the company won a gold medal at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1902.

In 1903, the company's Crayola produced another innovation, the first child-friendly crayons, which it sold under the brand name "Crayola" The Crayola name was coined by Alice Binney, wife of company founder Edwin and a former school teacher. It comes from "craie," the French word for "chalk," and "ola," for "oleaginous," or "oily." The crayons that had existed previously were made from wax, dull in color, and used mainly in industry.

Since 1984, the company has been a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards. On January 1, 2007, the company changed its name from "Binney & Smith" to "Crayola". Information released by the company stated that the new name was adopted to showcase the company's well-known brand, which was in use in more than 80 countries and had 99% name recognition in U.S. consumer households.

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008
Silly Grandpa, you are supposed to stay between the lines!

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008 "No Grandpa, that does NOT look like Theo"

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Franklin Saves The Day

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Time For Exchange Of Presents (But It Is Not Theo's Birthday)

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008
Grandparents revenge... A toy with a hammer and loose parts... he he he!

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Michele Is Not Quite Sure About This Choice

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008 "Come on Mom, I won't make too much noise with that nice little hammer.... not tooooo much!"

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Now We Know What To Do With Pictures!

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

GrandSue Gets To Drink Her Present (Good Choice)

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Theo Has It All Figured Out, No Hammer Required!

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Lunch Is Over... Time To Run Around Before The Car Journey Home

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008
"So Theo, now you know why the fish in this restaurant are so fresh!"

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008 Zoooooooooooooooooooooom goes Grandma

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008 Plenty of running space out here!

Bye Bye For Now!

Sue and Michele celebrate their birthdays 2008