Lunch, Visiting, And Presents (Page Two)
Quotation To Remember: Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. - John W. Whitehead, The Stealing of America, 1983
Gathering by the tree...A most popular spot!
Did You Know? - Remember, you'll be three for only one year but you'll be awesome forever.
724 pounds of burgers devoured in 14 minutes flat
Our "bar-b-que-ologist" is looking for more business!
Did You Know? - Paleolithic Residents of Central Europe Knew How to Throw a Barbecue: In 2009, archaeological excavations at a 31,000 year old site in the Czech Republic discovered a cooking pit with the remains of 2 Mammoths along with other animal remains.
Meanwhile... Pete and Penny catch up!
"Nope! It was not me!"
Lookie here.... I got another one!"
Mitch keeps the barbie going full blast
We are lucky... Zack replaced the old BBQ last week!
However, the old one had a place for cold beer!
Did someone say beer?
"I'm a college guy now... Need to rest!"
Lisa keeps an eye out for trouble
Time for a beer!
Wow... Four months old and he wants to party already!
No Lisa... He can't go home with you!
Robin and Bob enjoying all the comings and goings
Hope the table legs are strong!
Someone spotted the presents! Emma asked Ally "Where is mine?"
It won't work Pete!
Lilly makes the first pass!
Paddle Ball anyone
Did You Know? - Created and patented (U.S. Patent 1,529,600) in the 1920s, the paddle ball was one of the more whimsical products to follow the invention of soft rubber.
In 1937, the Fli-Back Company was founded in High Point, North Carolina with the paddle-ball as their sole product. The paddle logo depicted a cowboy playing paddle ball while riding a bucking bronco. This first successful mass-marketing of the toy allowed the company to diversify into a number of other toys including the yo-yo and spinning tops. In 1972, the Ohio Art Company, the makers of the popular Etch-A-Sketch, purchased the Fli-Back Company. They continued to make Fli-Back paddle ball games in High Point until 1983.
In 1931 the toy was featured in Newsweek.
In the 1950s Duncan Toys Company manufactured the "Hi-Li Paddle Ball Toy" that sold millions of units. The paddle reads "Duncan's Official Hi-Li, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., Champion No. 99."
Rebecca takes notes.... The girls dig into the mountain of presents
What do we have here?
The neighbors are very nice...
Someone is having a great time
Lilly gets a little assistance
Everybody is watching!
Gift wrapping paper destroyed in seconds!
The audience enjoys all the fun!
Mommy and Lilly having so much fun!
"P-s-s-s-s-s-s-t Zack! Over here please!"
It's magic! The jumping house rises to it former glory!