Wednesday, June 24, 2015

..another party.. plus.. 2015-6-14



On Sunday 22 June we went to a birthday lunch/party at one of our local clubs for a friend who turned 90.

She was happy to see there was about 30 of her family and friends there..





.... the food was wonderful.... an presented beautifully...





Then there was the birthday cake.....
..when it came time to cut the cake, Edna was given so much advice on how to do it , that in the end she screwed up her face and 'threw' the knife into the cake, much to everyone's delight....


... later she posed for some photos under the bridal arch.......


 It was a lovely afternoon with lots of laughter and fun ..... and one happy friend.... xxxx



... this is my Kyton soaking up the Winter sunshine yesterday.... I love the 'spaced out' look on his face.... couldn't resist a photo..  xxx





.. Now  the Big showing off  begins....
.
My Granddaughter brought her son to see us here at home ..... we were so excited to see them.... We were out shopping when we got a phone call telling us to go home that we were getting visitors in 30 minutes....
... of course we went straight home  and hubby baked some scones and we put on Afternoon Tea.....

............  fresh from the oven .....mmm
We did a generational photo...... five generations together....
.. Mum didn't want to let little Hunter go... ..... she loved holding him.........

BUT .... she was a bit horrified when they brought the baby home from hospital in a Superman onesie....... not dignified in her eyes.....  
....... I love it....... great fun .... our Generations are showing..... hehehe.....

.... It was a special afternoon and I appreciated that they wanted to show Hunter to Mum....very thoughtful...
They have chosen Mum's surname 'Conn' as his second name ..... Mum was thrilled.....

I think my Family is pretty special... xxxxx


.. I'll say goodbye with this gorgeous Snapdragon in the rain........

Have a great week my friends.......
Hugs.... Barb  xxxxx

Sunday, June 14, 2015

.. happy days... 2015-6-14




.. well.... it was a week of waiting this past week.....

My eldest Grand Daughter's baby was due on 3rd June...... but it didn't happen.....  so... we waited.... and waited .. and waited......

The drs. wouldn't let my grand daughter go any longer than 10 days over ....

So my Daughter was with her Daughter for the birth on Friday 12th ..... a long and tiring birth....

Please meet Hunter.... the newest member of our family......

... a gorgeous little Boy...... so happy both he and my grand daughter are doing very well...... xxx






My second eldest Grand daughter and her fiancé came to visit yesterday to show us the Invitations to their Wedding in October.... she told me all about the make up and hairdresser arrangements she has made.....
the bridal party is taking over my home for the night before the wedding and the 'getting ready for  the wedding' photos..... Hubby, Mum and I are going to a Motel for the night and leaving them to it.( that's my plan ).... the hairdresser will be arriving at 7amto start the hair-dos..... and the photographer will be there to 'snap' the bride getting out of bed etc...........Happy days ahead.....  xxxx





Hubby has planted more vegie seedling out into his planter boxes...... hoping for a good crop..... 




I hope you have a happy week......... xxxx
God Bless.....

               ....... Hugs........
              ...... Barb xxxxx


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

..busy times... 2015-6-2 ...

    
We  had a   lovely time with my sister and her husband when they came to visit us a couple of weekends back.

Mum has been to hospital and had some skin cancers surgically removed. She is still getting stitches out....hopefully this week will see the last of them gone. Mum had 2 on her scalp, 1 on her jawbone and 1 big one on the back of her hand removed.   No photos of these because Mum is self conscious about them...and truly, you really don't want to see wounds and dressings now, do you ??? Mum is tired all the time these days.

I've been spending extra time playing Yahtzee with Mum to keep her mind off herself a bit.... and I've discovered I can crochet while I play.....  
I can only do simple crochet ... but I have fun......


I made this scarf and crocheted a little trim on the spiral hat I knitted a few years ago....

... I crocheted this trim to brighten up a plain cardigan........

.. I crocheted the edging on this beret I knitted..... I like sets..... xx

.. this little blanket is for my Grand daughter's baby that is due any day now...Drs. date is 3rd June.... we're all excitedly waiting to see if it's a boy or a girl..... xxx



We are getting Winter mornings now .. but most of the days are fine.... and freezing nights....
I'm finding it very pleasant weather... any colder and I won't like it ..
We're getting a few buds on the plants that were damaged in the hail...
..but it will take months for the garden to look good again.....


Our son brought over some wooden shelving on the weekend for my side of the back room..... I'm excited about this....
... I'm going from this cupboard and bookcase to this.......
... I'm planning to use pretty boxes to put my 'stuff' in .....
....this will be my next project....  and my sewing machine will be able to be put here and not in my wardrobe any more....  bonus.....  xxxxxx   ... the white cupboard on the wall is my ironing center....
This set up is bigger than what I had , but the things will be more accessible....... very happy...


... have a lovely day and I'll see you soon.......
Hugs..., Barb  xxx