|Greeted by Johannes this morning in full attire|
Who does this remind you of?
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Janelle was the host for her friend's baby shower today...
I just have to brag on her...
She created a most beautiful setting for celebrating a spring birth of our friend's anticipated baby girl, "Annabelle"
As you will see from the decor the theme was "Vintage birds and twiggy nests"
The decor is so cute and welcoming of spring, that we have decided to leave it up for a while, minus the swooping ribbon for the sake of our taller friends.
Decor nearly complete
Minus the flowers that were added to the tables
|Twigs with Newsprint bird cutouts in all the windows|
|Pussy willow branch in the foreground and eggs nesting in the background|
|Vintage dresses and Vintage Beatrix Potter books on the mantel|
|Dining room table with the flowers|
Birds' eye view
|Notice the birds nest on the chandelier|
|Chocolate peanutbutter nests with jellybean eggs in the background|
Cadbury Dark Chocolate Eggs
The string of eggs (blown and strung with pearl beads by Janelle) Eggs from our friends backyard "easter layer"
|Cadbury White Chocolate Eggs|
|The lovely gathering|
|Beautiful people, Beautiful smiles|
Janelle and her mom dreamed up and created the cute drinking glasses:
Ace Hardware mini-canning jar with vintage lace and button dressing each.
Finished off with Pink Lemonade with a pink straw
4 weeks apart
|Hostess and guest of honor opening gifts|
Monday, February 11, 2013
Long overdue POST
|Daddy and son time|
Waking up the day after Christmas overlooking Virginia Beach.
Off Season Rates are grand!
|I think I am in love with these little men|
|And more legos|
Teaching my four year old to follow directions, he possibly may not become a "typical guy"
Showing off his Lego truck
|Papa arrived and on his first cold morning here was tearing out the old rotten fence bordering our home|
Not an often occurrence
|All hands utilized to put the finishing touches on the custom posts|
|He's da Man of the hour/day/week!|
Thank you so much for such an incredible gift to me!
|Everyone took part in making this project happen|
Thank you Nana!
|Beautiful and strong new fence|
To be painted white in April/May after treated wood has had time to season..,
|I remember this age.|
Nothing quite like your first tools and getting to work along side Papa and Daddy
Thank you Dad (Lambert) for taking the time to train me up in this, so that I also take the EXTRA time to let my boys complete a task for/with me.
We couldn't let Nana and Papa come all this way and strictly do slave labor for their children...so off to the North Carolina Coast we headed...
|Enjoying a lunch at the diner on the way to the beach...|
|Excited to be with Nana|
|Nathanael bellying up to the table too these days...He is very eager to try food and quickly is showing less interest in mommy milk these days.|
Janelle is not so keen on that as he is only 7 months
|Nags Head Coastline|
Outer Banks, NC
|We rented this quaint cottage for the weekend|
|Beautiful garden even in January|
Notice the ice in the bird bath
|Kitchen with dinette|
|The next morning we visited the local aquarium where my boys got to be zoologists and study turtles.|
They didn't want to leave this part of the day.
|The health of his turtle is being analyzed...|
all serious moments require deep contemplation with thumb sucking for Hannes
|"This turtle needs me"|
|Interacting with the divers in the tank with well fed, docile sharks|
|Touching the Stingrays|
|Exploring the touch tank up close|
|The next day we went to the Elizabethan Gardens|
Beautiful in Ice
|How beautiful is that!?|
Colored Chard and Pansies
I may have to copy that one day!
|The Bay in the background|
|Nathanael stayed warm with his alpaca wool, Peruvian hat I brought home from Peru this past summer|
|Keeping hands warm|
Hearts warmed by keeping in step with Papa
|And now we leave you with a closing song from|
Well, ya' may just have to visit to hear that...