Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter! I just couldn't let today go by without a little post to celebrate one of my favorite children's illustrators. I have always loved Peter Rabbit and all of his friends.

I wish I had this talent to make a darling cake! So cute by Sweet Bee Bakery.

I love this photograph of Beatrix when she was a little girl, about 5 years old. And of course, I love the classic photo of Beatrix by her wonderful door! I wish I had an entrance to my home like this.

My mind has been wondering back to May when I was in Vermont and my friend Wilhelmina gave us a Peter Rabbit tea.

Even her dolls had the table set with a tiny tea set...all Peter Rabbit inspired with lots of details. Wilhelmina is such a dolly person and just gets lost in the world of dolls.

These photos are part of her collection, which is quite amazing. She was so kind to share it all with us.

Of course the visitors-Annabelle of Oregon and Annabelle of MT were invited to another tiny tea in the  dining room. Note Wilhelmina's collection of Peter Rabbit books on the shelf.

How fun to have a tea to celebrate this lady's great works. Happy Birthday! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Blog Tour at The Enchanting Rose


Happy Monday blogger friends. This is my rose by my front door that is in full bloom again. It's such a pretty flower that blooms off and on all summer. It's perfect that it is in bloom today as I want to share with you that next Monday on August 4th, I will be taking sharing with you on a BLOG LAND TOUR. It is actually my wedding anniversary too, so it will be a fun blog post.

Today, one of my most special blog friends, Stephanie is having her BLOG LAND TOUR. She is one of the sweetest bloggers I know. I do hope you will be able to visit her beautiful blog and meet a new friend. Click on the link under her logo for an enchanting visit.

The Enchanting Rose

Stop by next week to visit my blog tour. I will be sharing a few more blog friends who will be joining the tour next for you to enjoy. This is a great way to meet some new bloggers and see what motivates us to blog. Have a lovely week ahead. Can you believe it's almost August?

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Special First Birthday for Otto!

Happy First Birthday little Otto Wirth! Today is your real birthday, but we had a grand party last Sunday! Everyone had lots of fun and lots of friends and family came to celebrate your big day!

Look at all the fun food your mommy and daddy made for you!

Your daddy made a special BLUE VELVET cake! What a big cake for the birthday boy. Everything was so cute.

See your special cupcake waiting for you with a candle! FUN FUN FUN!

Ava was with you all day and was such a good big sister. You are so lucky to have her. She sure loves you. I think you were both waiting to go in the pool before the party started.

Grandma Kathy was there to watch you too. You do love the water!

Ava and her friend were excited to be together and they were playing Barbie and other games waiting for the party to start!

This is my good friend Nancy Black, who likes to be called Aunt Nancy. This is the first time she met you! Of course, you charmed her.

Cousin Amanda, Aunt Debbie and Uncle Bill stopped by to see how you were doing and how you had grown.

Aunt Gina and Eric came down from Seattle too...and there's Papa John, your great grandpa. We were so glad he was able to make the party.

Here you are, it's almost time for cake! You are always ready for a little goodie, or a sweetie as your daddy calls it.

You weren't quite sure about that lit candle...but we all sang Happy Birthday to you and mommy and Ava helped you blow out the candles!

Of course, daddy had to put some frosting on your little nose. It didn't bother you! You just wanted to eat your cupcake!

Look at that BLUE cake daddy made! WOW!

Grandma and Grandpa, Aunt Gina and Ava were there to help you!

Looks like you are doing just fine on your own! YUMMY!

The happy WIRTH family on a special day!  I think you just wanted to finish your cupcake!

OH NO....what happened to the baby???? A food allergy??? Blue cake and icing is NOT FOR OTTO!
Daddy put some cream on you and you started to turn back to normal!

Stylin' Uncle Eric and Aunt Gina with Papa John!

Lots of presents!

Grandma and her little RED man! Love you baby!

A Glance at Otto's First Year

"Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while....but our hearts forever."  Unknown

Our little Otto Wirth came into our lives one year ago today. Oh, what a year this has been for our family. I am a bit sentimental this afternoon as I work my way through this blog post, but the purpose of my blog has always been to record my personal feelings and journey. This post is just a glance back over Otto's first year with us, so I understand that it isn't for all my readers. My heart is about to burst today and the tears are appearing off and on, tears of sheer happiness! I am so grateful that God allowed Angie to carry this baby to full term. It was a difficult nine months for my daughter and for Chris. Each step was hard and required a great deal of faith along with lots of prayers.  The delivery was not an easy one, but thanks to Gina and Chris, Angie was able to get that little guy out!

Being a grandmother is such a reward for raising our own children! It has brought me unexplainable JOY and HAPPINESS. I told Ang I didn't know I could love a grandbaby as much as I do...almost as much as I love my own two daughters that I was blessed with in my life. Being a grandmother is fulfillment that I was not able to understand....another pure JOY of being a woman. I raised two daughter and my life was filled with pink and dolls and gentle wonder. Now this little guy has been an exciting surprise to me the past year! Blue and trucks and strong little muscles...with lots of giggles and laughs. Having a grandson is a new adventure in my life and I quite like it!

I don't want to forget Otto's sister Ava in this post. We are so blessed to have her as our bonus grandchild! Those of you who know me, know that I would have been a bit sad not to have a granddaughter. Ava loves playing dolls with me and has been so much fun. She has even gotten me back into my vintage Barbie doll! She plays with me all the time and you know how grandmas like that!

So with a grateful heart, I will just be quiet now and let you have a little photo "review" of Otto's first year!

Happy Birthday sweet Baby! Grandma loves you...and so does Grandpa!