Monday, September 5, 2011

Tin can, faux flower arrangements, a piece of fabric from the fabric store over top of a white tablecloth, with white plastic plates and red cups created the tablescape for an important birthday celebration, on Saturday morning. 

Our tablescapes now include various shapes of sippy cups, colored plastic spoons and forks, and booster seats.

This is the beautiful birthday girl! 
What a privilege it was to celebrate her and the many roles she fulfills in life.

Our middle daughter, son-in-law and little granddaughter were home for the weekend, due to a family wedding.  We were thrilled to have them join in the birthday celebration, and sad to not have our youngest daughter and her husband joining us.

This little one is learning to make the transistion from her quiet, peaceful world to the world of many cousins wanting to dote on her continually. 

I go to great lengths to find fun ways to keep these two entertained while sitting in their highchairs, after they are finished eating.  This dollar store purchase worked well.

French toast and sausage was the birthday girl's request for the breakfast menu.

As you can see, the tablescape quickly changes as the breakfast progresses.  Sticky buns served as the birthday cake, and the lit candles lasted all of three seconds, with so many little ones waiting to blow them out.  You have no idea how much work was involved in catching this picture with them still lit:)

Fortunately for each of us, we had three generations in the same kitchen. One more daughter and one more grandma, would have made this picture even more special.

I look forward to sharing pictures of our nephew's beautiful wedding with you, in the next post.  If you enjoy seeing wedding pictures, please stop by.
As for today, I wish you and your family, a wonderful Labor Day!
Thank you for sharing in our family's simple joys.


lindsey said...

fantastic post as always Judy. So much fun to have the generations together. I know how it feels when some are absent :( I also know what the table looks like after a few little ones have been eating at it! Looking forward to the wedding photos.

Christine said...

Birthday Breakfast on the porch...
what a fun way to celebrate.
Family, fun and food.

corners of my life said...

I love the length of your table and the randomness of the chairs. Martha Stewart would be jealous {I know I am}.

Kathleen said...

I love your "simple joys". Those wee ones have sure grown! It was also fun to see your Bouquet of Beauties (all you ladies) :)

Debbie said...

What little cuties your grandbabies are...and that French toast breakfast looks WONDERFUL...Hope you had a great day! HUGS

debi said...

I find I can experience joy in seeing others gather with their children and grand children. Nothing tops that ~

Have a blessed week...


Barb said...

Judy, I love your post. You make everything so much colorful and full of life.

You make me smile. Many blessings to your entire family.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You have such a lovely family, Judy. happy birthday to your grand daughter. I visited my grandboys last week and I helped my daughter shoose her wedding dress! It was such a wonderful time!


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