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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Shayne

(Old Pics Found: While Christi's outfit is making me cringe, I love this picture! She looks so happy out in the yard with Shayne, raking leaves!)

Happy Birthday to the World's Greatest Husband and Father! We love you, Shayne!!

We met friends for dinner in Perrysburg Friday night and then drove to Dearborn, Michigan. Saturday morning found us enjoying "Greenfield Village" at the Henry Ford Museum. (Shayla loved Williamsburg, VA last year so much we thought she'd enjoy this too. It wasn't quite as amazing as Williamsburg, but for only being a couple hours from home, it was fantastic!)

Earlier this week, I told her where we were going to spend Saturday and asked her if she wanted to wear her pioneer girl dress. She told me yes and said, "Wouldn't it be neat if you would dress up in an old-fashioned outfit too?" I told her I'd ask Mrs. Wagner if she had a dress that might fit me since she's an amazing seamstress (She made Christi's First Holy Communion dress) and has some dresses she wears for our town's Heritage Festival.

Mrs. Wagner fixed me right up and Shayne even borrowed State Representative Wagner's hat, arm bands and bow tie too. We had a blast and were caught by surprised every time other guests asked to take OUR picture. Too funny!

Of course we had to give ourselves new names for the day. Shayla was "Samantha". Shayne "Hawkins" (Samantha's driver) and I was "Grand Mary" and very wealthy and generous! What a hoot!

As we were returning back to Toledo, Shayne said, "Shayla studied Ft. Meigs this year. Do you think we should take her there?" I said, "Absolutely!" So we stopped to visit Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg late yesterday afternoon, then had dinner in Bowling Green.
As we drove past campus, many outdoor parties (obviously involving a lot of alcohol) were taking place. Shayne muttered, "I can't believe you're walking away from 7th graders for this." I told Shayla to close her eyes because college was really nothing like this and all of the good kids were in their rooms studying. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Ought to be an interesting year next year. Oh, my!
Actress Shayla outside of Ft. Meigs pretending, "The Indians are coming!"
Little did we know in about three minutes, when she would be hiking up that hill to the fort, a little snake would climb out and make her scream like a girl!" (too funny!)


At 19/4/09 3:40 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

The photos of the three of you dressed up is just toooooooo awesome! How neat was that?

Todd and I want to take the girls to Greenfield Village! He and I visited there two years ago and loved it. They have the reproduction of the Wright House which of course, we have the REAL thing here. It was neat to get the story and perspective from both places. Looks like you had a wonderful time....!


At 19/4/09 4:21 PM, Blogger Campagnette said...

Nice to meet you, family Ingall's

At 19/4/09 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What FUN these photos are Angela! Happy Birthday Shayne!!! SO glad y'all got away this weekend and had such a fun time!

At 21/4/09 6:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know....I live about a mile down the road from Ft Meigs and have never taken my kids there to explore! You've given me an idea for the summer. Thanks!

Kim in Perrysburg

At 23/4/09 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too cute! We love it! You guys rock and give us all so many great ideas!

Rachel and all


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