Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dan turns 33!

Yesterday was Dan's 33rd birthday. For his special day he requested a coconut cream pie so Annie supervised and barked instructions (or were they encouragements) while I whipped up his celebratory dessert.

Birthday Boy and His Pie
Before we had dessert we enjoyed an Indian feast at the Gem of India. Dan picked out some spices and goods at their store to aid him in his Indian cooking as he received a Vegetarian Indian cookbook from Annie and I as a gift. He was also treated to breakfast made by Kerry and Ray. All around a wonderful day for a terrific guy!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fourth of July

 We had a fantastic Fourth of July here in Springfield. Our friends Ray, Kerry and Avery had us over to their house to watch the Midtown Parade from their porch.

Dan, Kerry and Avery Awaiting the Parade

Ray and Mary Are Excited for the Festivities
 Some highlights of the parade included the Midtown Victorian Drill Team

Victorian Drill Team marches through Midtown
 Old timey cars throwing candy in the streets for the kiddos

 A group of penny farthing cyclists. Please note the handlebar mustache on this gentleman - apparently he has won prizes for his facial hair.
The Children loved the Cyclists

The Shriner's Mosque Band

After the parade we enjoyed sandwiches and a patriotic tart with the Patton-Allans.

Dan Decorated this Beauty
 In the evening we met up with Justin and Elaine and walked over to the ballpark for a good, old fashioned baseball game. The game ended in dramatic fashion as the Springfield Cardinals went home victorious with a 9th inning walk off home run to win 2-1! Afterwards there was a brief concert then fireworks over the field set to music. What a fun Independence Day. Hope yours was equally lovely.
Dan, Mary, Elaine and Justin at the Ballpark