Monday, 27 April 2015

Party!!


Celebrating 2 birthdays!!

My daughter Lissa was yesterday...and my son Ryan is on Wednesday...

We all gathered at Ryan and Annas...for a celebration!! 

Miss V helped her Uncle Ryan open a few prezzies!!


Plenty of delicious goodies to eat...

And gluten-free too!!

Bean soft tacos and gluten-free pasta salad for dinner...

A delightful time was had by all!!
 

"Hurry Up Uncle Jeff & Uncle Ryan...we need cake"!!!!!


{everyone grab your phones for picture time!!!} 



"Happy Birthday Auntie Lissa"   ♥️♥️♥️



Last week Miss V made birthday cards...

and wrapped a few gifts...

she gave Auntie Lissa this glass cat, who looks just like her cat JJ...Lissa loved it!! 




Hope you are having a great day...and that you had a great weekend...

We got to the cottage Saturday noon...

Don't get me started on the weather out there!!!

Do the letters   b r r r r r  mean anything??

Another chilly dull one here today...

Miss V still napping...think we will bundle up, and go to the park, when she wakes up!!

Cod is soaking in buttermilk...which will be baked to a crispy goodness...

Alongside some hashed brown potatoes,bok choy, and baby carrots!

Have a great day, and evening...

                    Cheers!  :o)
                        linda 

52 comments:

  1. Same kind of w/e for us.. love family get togethers..:) w/ 6 kids though and 4 under the age of 9..it's more hectic:)
    So more wine on the counter;)
    Looks like everyone had fun..nothing beats these family parties.Nothing.In fact they are the only ones we go to..
    She's got gorgeous eyes and lip that Miss V.The glass cat is too cute..almost looks like my daughter's chihuahua..

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    1. Ha! WAY more wine when the gathering is at my house!
      Love getting together with my kids....the best♥️
      Miss V is a doll......

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  2. Great photos and Happy Birthday to your kids.

    I love that bookcase/shelf off the kitchen. Very nice. And of course, I
    LOVE seeing a table FILLED with good eats.

    As for winter, we still have it. The heat is cranked but thankfully today,
    no snow. Knock on a skeleton's skull, it stays that way.

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    1. Thanks Ivy!
      My son is hooked on early modern design....loves a good estate sale!
      Still winter here too.......bah humbug!
      Enjoy your week.....

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    2. Yep, flippin' burrrr here this morning. But I do see the sun
      and boy, does she look bright and happy.

      Enjoy your week. Catch ya' on the flip side.

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    1. Thanks Linda!
      Have a great week.....

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  4. Looks like you all had a fun time celebrating birthdays. Love the photo of Miss V and the china cat. So cute! Cold, windy, rain off and on here. Just. Not. Nice!

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    1. We did Pam! Isn't that a cute glass cat! $2!
      Cold here too.....not.....nice...

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  5. Looks like fun at Ryan's. He does have a lovely home, doesn't he. No matter what the celebration, Miss V still looks like the star of the show. :)
    Dinner sounds yummy.

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    1. Yes, he is Mr Mid Century!
      Oh she is.........for sure!
      Loves seeing her aunts and uncles♥️

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  6. I think Miss V would have been happy to keep the cat!
    Jane x

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    1. Yes.....she liked his "diamond" necklace!

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  7. Happy Birthdays and lovely photos with lots of smiling faces including little Miss V . . . . :)
    Making steady progress here . . . . perhaps a little more . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie!
      It was a nice day.....for sure!
      Glad you are better.....take your time....how was your cousins visit?

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    2. Rodney was such good company ~ he is six months older than me and we have always been close, more like brothers.
      I shall motor up North to vusut him soon . . . : he helped me a lot . . . :)

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    3. I like your I like list . . . especially the last line . . . :)

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    4. His visit was a good pick me up for you.....
      How did you make out with Peter?
      Yes.....I ♥️ the last line too.....

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    5. Had Peter last Thur and Fri from 12.30 onwards.
      Was not ready really and was struggling a bit ~ glad I had Rodney there and Peter took to him very quickly . . .
      Not having him this week but should be ok . . . next . . .and will take him into the garden to give him a few little jobs to do which he loves . . . :)

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    6. Good thing you weren't alone....
      Our Miss V loves to help in the yard! We had her sweeping and piling leaves in the bin yesterday! So cute!
      Have a great week....

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  8. I will never get over how loooooooong her eyelashes are!

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  9. Miss V is growing up in a lovely situation surrounded by all of her loving family. You do always put on such a lovely spread of food, and very tempting tasty food each evening, you make my mouth water.

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    1. Hi Rosemary......nice to see you!
      My son and his gal Anna did that spread.....it was very tasty!
      My weeknight meals are pretty good......I must say!
      The Cod tonight was so moist.....with a nice crispy crust!

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  10. Wonderful photos ! Happy Birthday to all there ! Oh supper sound YUMMY ! our weekend was good Saturdays weather was nicer then Sundays today it has been chilly and overcast ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. We nearly froze to death on Saturday!
      Sunday morning was much better.....then the darn wind changed directions!
      Thanks for the b'day wishes!

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  11. What a great time!!! Happy Birthdays!!!!!!!!! What a great house your son has, I love the retro look, great style he has!!! xx

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    1. Yes he does Amy.....and he does a lot of it himself! Paints things....frames things.....adds different legs....
      He is a very smart cookie! A web designer by trade.....

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  12. Wonderful family time and celebration of birthdays!!! Memories in the making... especially with Miss V. =) Hope it was warm in the park! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Hi Tanna.....
      Nope.....cold....cloudy and blustery!
      But.....we bundled up, and she had a ball!

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  13. Lovely family, thanks for sharing. Such a warm feeling shining through your photos, LSK. Weekend was busy, including a new phone for my BF and lots of new techie things to learn. Hopeful for warming weather later this week...take care...

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    1. Well thanks Hester....you always say such nice things!
      Guess that is why I like you so much......
      A new phone can be a nightmare to figure out!
      Supposed to be 18 tomorrow!

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  14. Ryan does Modern Mid Century very well! Looks like a fun party!

    Still cold here...was just out feeding Peaches and had my coat on and hood up!

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    1. Yes...he is very talented! Takes after his old Mom.....hahaha!
      Hope you can help Peaches♥️
      Darn cold here today.....but some sun near the end....

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  15. Happy belated birthday to your "kids" :)
    But the most cute you know how is: Miss V!! of course, always charming,beauty and lovely:)

    BTW I wanted an answer in the other post...:( But I understand!!

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    1. Thanks Gloria......Miss V is your favorite!
      I looked back at your comment.....not sure what your question was?
      Tell me again......

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    2. Only I wanted you say me Hi:)) Dont worry!

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  16. Happy Birthday to your "little ones."
    I just love family parties!
    :0)

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    1. Oh they will love that! Lissa is 41, and soooo beautiful! Ryan will be 38 on Wednesday....
      My " little ones"......they will always be little to me♥️

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  17. Happy Birthday to all, and I think Miss V enjoyed the party as much as anyone. She makes lovely cards, and chooses very sweet gifts. The cat is very cute. Love your healthy food options, it always looks good at your house Linda. I will have to try the soaking fish in buttermilk idea, it sounds delish!

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    1. Meant to comment also, your children's ages, 41 and 38, same as my first two!

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    2. She was so excited when we made the cards....Today when she was here, she talked non stop about the party!
      My youngest will be 36 in September.....where do the years go?
      I do enjoy cooking......and eating! Hahaha!
      Oh do try the buttermilk....the fish puffs up, and is so moist!
      I coat it with Panko crumbs!

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  18. Such a lovely family! Ryan has some very cool retro décor - love it. I had a whole collection of little china animals when I was a child - just adored them. I probably still have them some place! I love that basket filled with colourful, tissue-wrapped prezzies. How festive!

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    1. I will pass that along Suzanne....he takes great pride in his home....
      He and I both collect china dogs...love them!
      That was Lissa's gifts....and a basket to make a garden planter, or whatever she likes!

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  19. Hi Linda. Yes, Noah's birthday is the 26th. So same day as your Lissa's? Happy Birthday to Lissa and Ryan. Looked like a great time! And good eats too!!!
    Today is my Mom and Niece's birthday. We are going over there for BBQ ribs tonight. Should be a good night for a boat ride too.. High 90's here today. Ugh!!!!
    XO Kris

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    1. Hey.....don't complain about it being too hot! We are dieing for heat here!
      A lot of birthdays at the same time......fun eh?

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  20. Miss V... she's such a doll! And that's one heck of a party, Linda! Great food too. (Is the drool apparent?)

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    1. They did a great job!
      I have great kids!

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  21. LOVE ryan and anna's house! but then you'd know i would!
    what a lovely time had by all. you have a lovely family. xo♥

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