Barbara and I drove to Chico to celebrate grandson Parker's second birthday last Thursday and to spend the July Fourth weekend with daughter Jodi and her husband, Zach Drysdale, and their friends. Our weekend included a traditional barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and the Chico Outlaws baseball game and post-game fireworks show at Chico State's Nettleton Stadium.
Parker, being our only grandchild, received for his birthday a BMW toy car, a bike, a Radio Flyer scooter and from his aunt, a 54-inch high basketball standard, among other things.
Boy, does Parker know how to shoot a basketball.
At the same time, daughter Stacy and her husband, Kyle Howard, who were married in February, left for the East Coast to celebrate the holiday with his family and for their two-week honeymoon trip to New England and Eastern Canada.