Jun 172012

I have had a wonderful weekend.  It started with a trip to Nashville to celebrate my grandson’s first birthday.  Friday’s trip in was a little longer than expected due to the traffic in Chattanooga.  What began as a downer, turned into a nice detour through some back roads.  We arrived at Krystal’s Friday evening.  It was nice to have Krystin there as well.  We spent a couple of hours of grandkids and family time and then off to our hotel.

Balloons in the morning

The Hotel Rosenberry was wonderful.  It is located in Thompson Station.  The caretakers are wonderful folk.  I got up early as Nashville is on Central Time.  I has able to see several hot air balloons taking off early in the morning.  Oliver and I took a stroll around the neighborhood while others slept.  The caretakers made a good waffle breakfast.  We then checked out of the hotel and went back to Krystal’s.

I dropped Lynn and Mackenzie off at Lynn’s friend Jill’s house.  Jill has been diagnosed with cancer and has been going through Chemo therapy.  I went on to Krystal’s house.  We decided to pack up Zafer and Krystin to head to Toy’s R Us to get his birthday gift.  Mimi and I got him a chair and ottoman

Melody is ready to help grandpa Bruce with the projects around the house.

similar to what his sister has.  We picked up Lynn and Mackenzie on our way back to Krystal’s house.  Once we got to the house we helped Krystal get the rest of the party items ready.  Then we loaded up and headed to the Storybook Village for the party.

Zafer’s party was fabulous.  He had a good turnout.  There were kids of all ages.  The party decorations were of a music theme.  There were cupcakes with music notes, the rice crispy treats were in a musical shape, licorice guitar screens, musical note shaped brownies, triangle sandwiches with a pretzel stick, drumsticks which were a large stick pretzel with a HUGE marshmallow on the end, and of course, soda!

After the party, we headed back to Chattanooga.  The trip back to Chattanooga was less exciting as coming into Nashville.  We did have to take a detour for a wreck but it was not all that long.  We arrived home late in the evening but it was nice to be home again.