Monday, December 14, 2015

A Merry and Bright Birthday!




I hope everyone is having a very joyful holiday season! I am very behind on all my usual Christmas preparations, because of recovering from eye surgery, but our Colorado weather makes me feel as if I am living in a virtual Christmas card! Our neighborhood has received a few inches of snow on and off for the past two weeks and everything looks so beautiful. (All photos will enlarge if clicked on)


My oldest grandson was turning seven this past weekend, so to celebrate we all went to White Fence Farm -- a family style restaurant 


I took these photos last summer of the beautiful grounds and animals on the restaurant's grounds.


The placemats show a map of all the White Fence Farm features--please click on to enlarge. You can also see the map and more photos of the farm online at this link.


They serve unlimited appetizers with their dinner menu of hot corn fritters, pickled red beets, creamy coleslaw, red kidney bean salad, and a special blend cottage cheese. They have a full dinner menu but are famous for their fried chicken..  It's very unique and very mid-western!


There are many charming places and displays inside the buildings. My granddaughter enjoyed the play farm house and the talking chickens...


...while my grandsons enjoyed the "pig chute" indoor slide 



Every nook and cranny of White Fence Farm was beautifully decorated for Christmas!


It was fun to see all the fun and festive touches. I even took my Christmas card photo of our grandchildren in one section.



The restaurant gift shop had many beautiful Christmas items for sale.


There is even a room that has year round decorations that are for sale called the "Colorado Christmas Room. "


We gathered early so the children could play but it was now time for dinner and we entered the main dining room.


As we were checking our menus Santa Claus came to our table and surprised us all!


Santa sat down and spent quite a nice time talking to all the grandchildren. They were thrilled!


After dinner my grandson was surprised again with an ice cream sundae brought by the wait staff, who were also singing "Happy Birthday" to him!



It was a very Merry and Bright 7th Birthday celebration for our dear grandson "L"!  He brings a lot of love and joy to our lives.....he's a wonderful big brother, soccer player, karate champ, cub scout and future scientist!


I hope you are also having a Merry and Bright day!\



I also wanted to thank my friend, Linda, of the blog Chow Ciao Linda, for surprising me with a tin of her home made anginetti cookies. You can get the  recipe for these light and flavorful cookies on her blog here.  Everything Linda makes is so delicious!  She really brightened my day while I was recovering from the first phase of my eye surgery. Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes!

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37 comments:

Sheila said...

Such a special birthday celebration. The pictures are delightful! I'm so glad to hear that you are recovering well. All the best to you and your lovely family for Christmas Pat! "May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmases be white!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Pat,

I'm so glad that you're on the good side of surgery. I'll be praying that you recover quickly.

Your grandson is fortunate to have his family available to celebrate. He's a handsome fellow.

I like your blues; thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday.

Linda W. said...

What a great birthday surprise for your grandson! Glad your eye is doing better.

Wandering Wren said...

Just stopped by Pat as saw you'd had eye surgery to say Hi and glad you are recovering well - love your festive post. Wonderful birthday setting for L
Wren x

Ola said...

You are really enjoying a just right Christmas scenery! I liked to see the pictures full of snow and Christmas decorations:)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat, Happy belated birthday to your grandson. He is a cutie. Looks like a fantastic place for a birthday dinner, very cool the kiddies were surprised with Santas visit. Wonderful post and images. I wish you a speedy recovery and good wishes on the next surgery! Have a happy week!

Donna said...

I am glad to see you are doing well after your eye surgery...and you have our snow...none here but a dusting one day in November...so strange. Your grandson picked a great spot for his birthday celebration! Merry Christmas....

Snap said...

Happy Birthday to the little man! What a cutie! I'm sure everyone enjoyed Santa's visit. Looks like a wonderful day. So happy you are doing so well. Merry Merry and a Happy Happy ... Ho Ho HO!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a wonderful place to celebrate. How fun that Santa stopped by. Your snow looks so pretty.

Al said...

It looks like a fun place. It's a winter wonderland here today!

The Gathering Place said...

What a wonderful place to go for a birthday, especially at this Christmas season. I could spend hours at a place like that. Happy Birthday to your cute grand son.

ellen b. said...

What a fun destination for a birthday party. So much to look at and enjoy. Happy Birthday to your grand!

Lorrie said...

How fun to have Santa stop by the table and chat. I'm glad your grandson had a great birthday. Today is our granddaughter's 5th birthday. It can be a difficult time of year for a party and all, but it's important to celebrate, too. I hope your recovery continues to go well, Pat. You do live in a beautiful part of the continent.

podso said...

You sound like you have recovered well. What a fun place to go for a birthday at Christmas time, and to have Santa stop by. I'm sure he'll remember this birthday! Your neighborhood looks so pretty in the snow.

Peggy Jones said...

Hi Pat , just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and yours. I empathize with you and eye surgery. I had a Cornea transplant about 10 years ago and because they used a cadaver I must use an antirejection eyedrop the rest of my life. Love your family pictures. I love this time of year. Ky. just goes from hot to cold to rain and so on. I guess your weather is about the same.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh what a fun place to visit any time of year but I think Christmas looks especially festive there right now. Great for all ages! Your grandson is sweet and I'm sure he had a wonderful time. I'm glad you are doing so well after your eye surgery Pat. Your neighbourhood looks beautiful in the snow and seeing deer on the street along with people is pretty cool. Have a great week. Pam

Barb said...

Love the photos of this happy family time, Pat - looks like everyone (even Santa) enjoyed the party. Did you get more snow today? Snowing hard in Breckenridge. I'm sure glad we traveled back home yesterday!

Vee said...

Thiis post is like a giant Christmas card! The colors and light are perfect. It sure looks just like Christmas. The children are growing so well. They must eat their veggies. You could never deny your eldest grand. He so favors you! Sparkle on now...

Marie C said...

Wonderful Christmas post! What a great place to spend an evening...complete with Santa! Hope your eye is healing well. Have a merry Christmas!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photos and wonderful presentations ~ it all looks delightful and festive ~

Take care of your eyes ~ xox

Wishing you the magic and love of the season,
artmusedog and carol

Michelle said...

That looks like a fun place to have a birthday dinner. I would have to try the pig chute!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So nice to see a restaurant go the extra mile for your grandson's BD, especially to have Santa sit and chat.
You certainly do live in a picturesque state Pat, I'm always amazed by the scenery and places you hike.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

A real live Christmas card is where you live. So many beautiful places to visit and the snow just makes it look like a fairy tale. I love that place you took the grandkids too - how big they are getting Pat. I remember when your first grandchild was born - how time flies!!! I'm glad I could brighten your day with those cookies and I hope your vision continues to improve.
Linda

Claudia said...

I think your little guy had the picture-perfect birthday. Your area does look like a winter wonderland - in all ways. I wish you the speediest of recoveries and I hope your holiday is very merry!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh what a fun place. I love the name! This was a wonderful post.
Of course I loved all the Christmas decorations! I love Christmas.
Thanks so much sharing!

Betsy Adams said...

Can't believe your oldest grandchild is SEVEN now... They do grow up fast, don't they? What a neat place for dinner and for the kids... Glad they all got to see Santa... LOVE IT....

Glad also that you are doing well. Keep us posted.

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

annie said...

What a great place for a party!
I am praying you are in the 75%.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great place to have a party, especially a kids party.

doodles n daydreams said...

What a wonderful place to spend Christmas, and what a fun birthday.

Diana

ladyfi said...

What beautiful shots! And I wish you a speedy recovery of your sight.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a wonderful place to celebrate and of course Santa thrilling the little ones with a visit...love your snow pictures as well since we have none as yet here.

I hope that your eye continues to heal after the surgery.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

I'll have to agree with you that Colorado is beautiful! Those pics DO look like right off of a postcard, even the pictures sans snow!

Rue said...

I'm so glad you're recovering for your eye surgery, Pat. I know it must have been awful, but at least you can see better now.

What a great birthday your grandson had! I think even I, at 46, would love something like that ;)

Hugs and Merry Christmas,
rue

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hi Pat- wow your shared such awesome Christmas festive pics!

Sorry about your eye surgery - hope your recovery is super fast and easy for you.

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year, too!

Yvette said...

What a wonderful celebration, Pat. Thanks, as always, for sharing.

Well, I'm off to visit Skye and her family for the holidays. Yippeee!! Haven't traveled for Christmas in many years, so I'm really looking forward to it - if a little nervously. :)

I hope you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas and Very Happy New Year, dear Pat. God bless.

P.S. Hope you're eyesight is improving minute by minute.

edenhills said...

It certainly looks like a wonderful time! Hope your eye has fully recovered by now. Love the first collage of the deer.

Jann Olson said...

Happy belated Birthday to your grandson. Looks like a fabulous place to celebrate! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann