Tuesday, November 18, 2008


so today is my dad's 65th birthday! can you believe that?? it's so crazy to me. my dad is so special to me... these are some things i love about him.

-he is the most caring dad ever

-he is sensitive

-he loves his family

-he doesn't judge

-he makes silly jokes

-he looks like gepetto (funny story about that in a minute)

-he's an EXTREMELY talented contractor

-he loves to make our family happy

-he is the EXACT same age as micky mouse (seriously, look it up if ya want)

-he likes ice cream

-he loves history

-he is a fantastic grandfather

-he loves to fish and camp

-he isn't afraid of catching spiders

-he loves trousers

-he will do anything for his family

-he is understanding

-he takes us out for crab

-he can't really carry a tune but he tries anyway

-he is encouraging

-he used to be a really good gymnast

-he loves the gospel

-he used to play some pretty good pranks back in his high school days

-he loves to travel

-he loves loves loves reading

-he is my dad, and i love him

we celebrated last night and went to bonsai for dinner. it was dad, mom, lisa, chris, and me... thomas was working and sadly couldn't come, but he all missed him. we all love to go to that place and whenever we go, we always pretend it's someone's birthday so we can get our picture taken. so far, we have 7 pictures all in the same place... hah only 3 of them have been ACTUAL birthdays. it's so much fun to go and look at our pictures there and see how everyone has changed. so, back to the birthday. my dad is great, he even paid for his own birthday dinner! thanks dad. after dinner, we went back to my parents house to open presents. dad got some pretty sweet presents. lisa and chris gave him a ticket to the body worlds exhibit and a home-made card by lisa.. she is getting to be so crafty! mom gave him a golf shirt, a book, and season tickets for the hail center theater. thomas, gracy and i gave him a book by elder holland. all in all it was a great birthday celebration.

so, i promised you a funny story... the other day, my dad was eating alone at some restaurant (as he frequently does), and the waitress came over and said: "there is a group of kids over there and i told them that gepetto is here. can you go over and pretend that you are gepetto?" so my dad went over and pretended he was gepetto for all of these little kids!!! oh man, i only wish i would've been there. what a good sport dad is! so here's to you, happy birthday gepetto.... i mean, dad!


i'm janetha. said...

that is so funny about the gepetto thing! maybe he can reenact it for you? you should have got him a pinocchio puppet for the bday! finally a super good post on your blog, i am sure it will mean a lot to your pops! :)

Lisa and Chris Sanders said...

Good old Papa Newsome... It was a good birthday party. And I love the Gepetto stories.