Friday, 27 August 2010

Good Things #3

Meals!  Another of my things...taking meals to those in need.  The usual meal recipients come to mind...a new baby (my favorite meal to deliver) or an illness or death.  Recently I read an article and started to think about others who would really appreciate a meal...teachers during the first week of school - one less thing to think about while getting back into the new year.  Another good one is a neighbor after they have been out of town.  How nice to come home to a dinner when you expect the pantry and fridge to be empty.  

A great sight to organize meal support:  Care Calendar

My top meal tip:  Give food in containers you do not want returned.  Multiple meals are a blessing but keeping track of baking dishes and bowls to return puts a damper on the good deed.

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Sunday, 22 August 2010


The number of months we have left in London. We are moving back to America at the New Year. I could stay longer but I am also looking forward to being an American in America again.  Now I feel almost stressed to see the whole of London in the next four months. And as much of Europe as the budget will allow - that pesky budget always causing trouble. Today we ate a picnic on Primrose Hill and visited the London Zoo. I hate to be a check the box tourist but we have to be organized!  

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Thursday, 12 August 2010

A Bit More George

First time standing solo.

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

George's 1st Birthday

George started his birthday with his cupcake and candle.  Brent returns from work after George's bedtime so the lucky boy ate cake for breakfast...

His sisters helped him open presents...

He had his favorite dinner...chicken pesto pasta...

One more of the hat...he did not like it and would leave it on for about 10 seconds...

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Monday, 9 August 2010

Doddfest ~ Take I

Just the 22 of us.
Classic oldest to youngest.
Hands to elbows - we support and encourage. 
Our true feelings. 
Little Family Photo. 
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Sunday, 8 August 2010

George Turns 1 ~ Party Part 2


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George Turns 1 ~ Party Part 1

Invitations from Zazzle

Welcome to George's orange and yellow giraffe party...

I threw the wreath together with ribbon scraps. 

Orange tubtrug chilled lemonade with yellow giraffe picks for all ~ cut with prosecco for adults...

George banner...

The menu was included some of George's favorites:  

ham sandwiches with red leicester cheese and yellow mustard
blueberries (boo boos) and bananas (nanas)
hummus with bread sticks, carrot sticks & bell peppers
cheddar bunnies
m&m's and jelly beans in orange, yellow & brown

Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (made from scratch by George's daddy)...

Pick labels from Etsy Ladybug Labels

The birthday boy liked the cupcakes...

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