Today is DD's Birthday ... she is not having a party but has been doing things since Saturday ... starting with drinking with friends. Yesterday we chilled, chatted and opened presents a day early ... ate her favourite supper of 'Poor Mans Roast' ...rather like a meatloaf ... followed by warm Cherry Muffins and ice cream, made by Vicki. Today she is having a special meal with Vicki at a restaurant in our nearest proper town and then going for an evening swim?? Tomorrow is a day in Edinburgh, with her brother and his family, not forgetting a lunch out. ... she said it is a birthday with all that she could wish for ... friends and family... and good food ... not to mention great pressies.
As I sat and made her cards yesterday, I wondered where the years have gone ... is she really 37 ... I still feel I need to protect her ...warn her of the dangers in the big bad world out there ..worry for her. Then I think of me at that age ... and how irritated I got with my mother when she told me to be careful about something or other ... inside I would scream 'Do you really think I am still a child' ... but deep down I knew she did it because she cared and I hope the same is true for us. I really am trying to remember that she is all grown up lol ... but then she will always be my daughter ... a child is for life.
I haven't done anymore to my mini book yet as I feel I may need to order some pictures but as I said above,I did make my DD cards.
Please remember ... I'm not a card maker .... tried to be a little arty on the little one ...lol
WHY TWO???? .... no not just incase she didn't like one ... the big one is from the cats .... sorry ... cant help it ... we have always done it ...we are just soppy lol.
Here come a group of butterfly shots ... had to take some more before the flowers on the bush were finally no more. Not good on what they are but I think I have captured a Peacock and possibly a Red Admiral ... but it looks a bit orange ... not sure about the other ...possibly Painted Lady.
Now its The Boys ... as you will know from earlier posts, Emma has not rushed into them feeding themselves ... or the use of cutlery. They are fine with finger food lunches but to save time and sanity, she spoon feeds them all other 'messy' food, 'til their coordination is a little better, but they devour it all with glee anyway.
Well yesterday was a first ... and she sent the photos ...these are just three of them but they made my day and proved Emma's point ...but they are still smiling and devouring everything lol.
WHAT'S A SPOON FOR?
DONT KNOW ... JUST USE BOTH HANDS
DIDN'T WE DO WELL??
Hope they made you laugh .... or revisit those times!!!!
Lastly I cannot wait for the postman as he will be bringing me my very first ever blog prize ...A sizzix Giveaway from Ann, on CUPBOARD CRAFTER. Thankyou again ...so much.
Take care xx
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