|Dad in his new birthday shirt|
Earlier that week Dad had another stroke, so he had pretty much been stuck in bed. With a lot of man/girl power, my siblings got dad moved into his wheel chair and brought him out to the front room so we all could celebrate together.
|Crew telling Grandpa about his drawing|
We started the evening with Dad's favorite dinner... hamburgers and beans. Then Dad got to open his presents. His grandsons gave him cards, drawings and Sawyer gave Dad an imitation Monet that he painted this summer. It's awesome. Dad was lucky enough to get gift cards to his favorite places to eat... McDonalds and Red Robin.
|Amy explaining to Dad our gift|
|Dad checking out his lottery tickets|
You guys are amazing. Seriously. We were overwhelmed by the response. It was so fun to open the mail box each day to see who else made this crazy birthday gift come to life. I know in situations like this people want to help but there isn't always something tangible to do... this was tangible and you delivered. We feel really blessed!
|which of Dad's llamas does it look like?|
So we found a talking card that said, "We have 3 wishes for your birthday" on the front and then when you open it, the voices scream, "ONE MILLION DOLLARS." It was perfect. Amy helped Dad open it up and explained to him what we did. He thought it was really cool.
We then ate llama cupcakes (they reminded me more of the Cadburry Egg commercials where they put bunny ears on a lion... I'm allowed to say that because I made them), but Dad liked them, as you can tell by his best smile and my nephews recognized them as llamas, so that's something.
|Dad's best smile|
Before bed, we scratched a few tickets. And did so again the next day, and the next day, and the next day.
|Our first winning ticket|
|Christmas morning... another winning ticket|
I love you Dad!