Friday, October 02, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Last Saturday was my Dad's birthday! Since my Mom was out of town for my grandfather's funeral still, it was up to Dad, Samuel and me to have a great day together! Not a hard assignment!!

First, I made Apple Puff Pancake for breakfast from the Farm Chicks cookbook.

Then, we packed a picnic lunch and headed up Hwy. 24 to Manitou Lake. On our way, we stopped at the Donut Mill! I remember as we were growing up - we would go for drives in the mountains and stop here to get a donut!!

Unfortunately, they were out of apple fritters (the birthday boy's choice) but the glazed donuts were delish too!

We enjoyed a walk around the lake, our yummy lunch and some more walking. It was a beautiful Colorado day and the perfect temp to be outside and enjoy this beautiful scenery! The leaves weren't turned too much yet - but it was still fun to see the beauty!


I love this photo:
Here's the back of Pike's Peak looking across Manitou Lake:
Happy Birthday, Dad - I'm so glad we were there to share the day with you!

12 comments:

Laurie Anne said...

It looks like your Dad celebrated a wonderful birthday! These moments in life are so precious...

Cheryl said...

Ah, you are back form Colorado. I hadn't popped by for a while because you were off the grid for a bit. Looks like I need to catch up.
How nice you and Samuel were able to get to spend your dad's bday with him. I am sure he was loving that day.
Apple fritters are my fave too.

Mom said...

Great photos! I'm so glad that you and Samuel could spend the day with Dad on his birthday -- thank you for making it a special day for him. :) Love you, Mom

Amy said...

Hi Monica!! My name is Amy! I am a new reader :) Is that the Donut Mill in Woodland Park, Co?? It looks so familiar!!

Happy Birthday to your sweet Papa!!

Clorissa said...

Looks like he had a wonderful birthday! What a beautiful place Colorado is...I have never had a desire to visit there, but now I want to go because of all your beautiful pictures and personal stories!

Samuel is just tooooo cute!

Megan said...

Ahhhh, the Donut Mill! So many memories of the occasional morning camp run for staff donuts!

Glad you had such a great day with your dad!

Melissa said...

I love the Donut Mill! We would stop here on our way to the mountains for skiing. A fun tradition! I wish I could walk right into your pictures and enjoy some of that CO weather!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi MOnica:

SOooo glad you & Samuel were able to be with your dad to celebrate his birthday! Sounds like you made it a very fun day.

Lots of love, Grandma

carriecaribou said...

Oooh...we used to live in Colorado Springs and it makes me miss it to see your pictures! Good times! We'll have to go back and visit soon.

Ginger said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the one of him with Samuel

Elise said...

What a wonderful day with Daddy and Daughter!! Happy Birthday to him!!
Elise

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I am so glad you and Samuel were able to celebrate your father's birthday with him! I bet he enjoyed that!!! :o) Love all the pics! :) Looks like a beautiful time!