Friday, November 29, 2013

Sweet Success




















We all enjoyed the twins' 16th birthday this week with no lessons but lots of fun for the day. The twins started the day by baking yummy buttery croissants (starting from scratch the day before) for everyone. There was time in the pool to try out some gifts and Granny (mil) came for lunch to enjoy the celebrations too.

The twins chose to make a birthday ice cream cake, made with three different types of purchased ice cream. I love the way they decorated it and we all enjoyed eating it!

Miss G and Miss N's birthday always falls close to Thanksgiving, a holiday which isn't generally celebrated in Australia, yet I think it very fitting and am ever so grateful for our family. Or twins are definitely a double blessing - and to think we nearly called at family "complete" at two children - but that's another story.






Two of our younger children spotted this dragonfly on our back deck during the week, I'd not seen one like it before.




Mid week I finally completed a quilt top, you can find more about it here.







Miss E's water skills and confidence are improving in leaps and bounds, so much so that it tires her out.

It's been a good week, all the more so as we've seen some signs of improvement in my husband's eczema. He may even be well enough to return to work sometime next week. Many thanks to all those who have prayed for him, and all of us, during this difficult time.





21 comments:

Joy said...

Wonderful celebration. Belated happy birthday to them:)
Pictures touching my heart:)

Erin said...

Happy Birthday girls:) Was thinking of you on the day. Only the other day you were being pushed around in the pram.
Glad to hear improvement for J.

geanina said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful photos!:)

s.c said...

Ha, a serie for your great family book. By the way great dragonfly here.

Giga said...

Wszystkie najlepszego dla ślicznych bliźniaczek. Pyszności przygotowały na swój dzień. Panna E słodko śpi pod kołdrą przez Ciebie wykonaną. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
All the best to the lovely twins. Delicacies prepared for your day. Miss E sweetly sleeps under a quilt you made​​. Yours sincerely.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful, beautiful captures!! A very Happy, Belated Birthday to the twins and it's so good to know that your husband is recovering!! Holding good thoughts for all of you! Have a lovely weekend!!

Michelle said...

Late birthday wishes to the twins!

Joop Zand said...

My congrats to the girls.....lovely serie photo's.

Greetings, Joop

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Belated Happy 16th Birthday to your lovely girls.

Wonderful photos.

I love that quilt top.

I am so glad to hear your dear husband is doing better. That's GREAT.

Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

Dirk Rosin said...

super innlegg !!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

What a wonderful, nice and cozy pictures. This is family life!! :-)

I hope you'll have a great weekend!
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Erica Sta said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely twins, dear Karen ...

Special greetings by Heidrun from Bavaria
... it's so cold here

diane b said...

You have a beautiful family and how clever are the twins to make such delicious goodies. A great portrait of the sleeping miss E.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Happy sweet 16 to your twins!
Knowing that we had our twins so close to the same time makes me smile. They are such beautiful girls, and the photo of little Miss E sleeping is precious!
I'm very impressed with the cake, it might be the greatest birthday cake I've ever seen! :)

I've been thinking of you, meaning to ask my mom what things have helped my grandmother with her severe eczema. A lot of her troubles are sensitivity due to allergies, so she has to avoid being around certain types of trees. In her late 80's her eczema is doing better than ever before in her life. It sounds like it was miserable when she was a girl. Very glad to hear of the improvement.

tinajo said...

Aww - Happy birthday to them! :-)

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Janneke said...

A belated congratulations to your twins, to see on the pictures they had a great day with lots of fun and delicious croissants and ice cake.
The pictures of the dragonfly are just stunning and the little Miss E so sweet.
Wish you all a lovely Sunday!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

The twins are beautiful, glad they had a good day. So glad you're enjoying the warmth of summer as we begin our cool down to winter. Love your finished quilt top?

Sarah Jane said...

Those croissants look so perfect - and yummy too! I'm glad they had a good birthday - I hope you've all had a good weekend!
Sarah xx

Viera said...

Beautiful double celebration...sweet cakes and gorgeous photos... Our twins will be soon 3 months old...

Deanne Langford said...

happy birthday to the twins. The croissants and the ice cream cake look amazing.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

April 12, 2014

What beautiful children you have!!!

Tessa~
(Upper NYS of the US)

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