Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Double Trouble

We celebrated Peter and Daniel's birthdays over the Thanksgiving weekend. It was the holiday rotation for everyone to be seated at our home for turkey and dressing. As we had them all in town at the same time, sometimes a difficult task, and Daniel will be celebrating his actual birthday in was a go for December birthdays in November!

I must admit I was not good at keeping up with my camera and taking photographs this Thanksgiving. When I escaped from the kitchen I was heady with the thrill of enjoying my family and not too keen on spending time behind the lens.

We had a wonderful weekend and as usual, most of the pictures are of the little ones. Although it wasn't Lily's birthday, she has a penchant for wearing the fluffy tiara whenever she is at Sush's. I do think she wears it like no other ever could! 

Without further ado...Grandson Peter's 4th Birthday celebration and Daniel Son's 30th!
Peter's Mom once again fulfilled his birthday request with chocolate cupcakes....Notice his number FOUR?
Trey was right there to make sure Happy Birthday was sung loud and clear, and wishes were made...
Looks like Mom did her top notch job once again! That's a chocolate smile of contentment!
Daniel's sister Elise fulfilled his request for a devil's food cake with rainbow chip icing!
He's such a shy retiring young man...
Lily helped blow out those big chunka monka 30 candles for Uncle Dan!
Speaking of Lily, no one styles a tiara like this gal! Step aside Queen Elizabeth...roll over Princesses comes Princess Lily! Where is the paparazzi anyway?
Princess Lily awaits her loyal subjects...! Nah I think she's just waiting for her cupcake!
Now that's what I'm talking about....toss the tiara and dig into the cupcake!
Pop sure seems to be enjoying his cake...great baking Aunt Elise!
And what are birthdays without presents??? Not much is what I'm thinking! Peter looks quite content with his Mr Wolf pillow pal; look out Peter, Uncle Dan may be taking that back with him!
When you share a party, it's nice to take turns opening gifts! Uncle Dan takes a turn...
Well when you're four I think you get more turns.
Stylin' that new cap Peter...looking really cool dude!
Now that we have everyone's attention and help...Uncle Dan, back to you!
Peter's up again...
Oh look, little Miss Zoey is helping her Daniel open gifts!
Yes, Lily...I think we all thought it was that kinda birthday! When the little ones are worn out you know the party was a success!

Happy Birthday to all and to all a good time!


Shelly said...

Oh, Sush, the warmth of your family just gushes through your words and these pictures. Thank you for sharing such delightful times with us! Great occaisions to celebrate!

Desiree said...

You have a very good looking family and gorgeous. Lily belongs on a chocolate box! It is wonderful to share in these delightful occasions with you, Sush. Your home is beautiful and is clearly filled with love.

karen said...

A good time was had by all! Isn't it great when you can get them all in the same room at the same time? It doesn't happen often enough, I tell ya! Love Lily's face at the end. Party till you drop!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

How blessed you were to have such a fun family celebration!

Belle said...

Happy Birthday to Peter and Dan! Family birthday parties are so much fun. I love Lily's tiara. Everyone should wear them upside down.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what a beautiful family you have, Sush!!! Happy Birthday to Peter and Dan!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment~sending Louisiana (((hugs))) your way and love your fleur de lis!!!

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday to the two birthday boys. Looks like a good time was had by all.
Love the cupcake smeared mouths. Brilliant. :))

Sush said...

Shelly...Thanks for your kind words...actually those sweet kids, young and old shine the warmth of love!

Desiree...I need to try and get some short videos of the kids posted on here! They are so precious in 'real life'!
Loved seeing your furry wonders enjoying your pool!

Karen...LOL yes she did party til she dropped! And it DOESN'T happen often enough, having them all in the same room. We did all agree we have almost outgrown the table in the dining room.

Marsha...You are so right! I am indeed blessed and count them every day!

Belle...I will really be sad the day she starts to wear it right side up! She really rocks that tiara!

Cindy...Thanks so much for stopping in! You have so much going on and I love when you make time in your busy N'awlins day!

Ellie...I think the amount of fun at a party for a child can often be measured in the amount of cake and icing left on the face!

Shady Del Knight said...

Happy birthday to Peter and Daniel, two fine young men! The closeup of Lily with her chocolate goatee is priceless! That picture will generate laughs at family get-togethers for decades to come.

I agree with the others who wrote that love grows where our Sush goes. I might have written this before but it always strikes me that you could teach a clinic on good parenting and good grandparenting. The world needs more like you, Sush!

Sush said...

Tom...there you go again and bring tears to my eyes! I agree with Des, your comments are like jewels to treasure. Have a wonderful day, cause you've surely made mine!

jabblog said...

It looks as though you all had a wonderful time together - fabulous:-)

Sush said...

Janice...Yes it was wonderful...but we didn't write a book! Congrats again!

Chatty Crone said...

You were busy! That looked like so much fun - everyone celebrating. And those chocolate little faces - adorable! Sandie♥

Barbara F. said...

Hey Sush, looks like Thanksgiving was lots of fun at your house! You have a beautiful family. Blessings to all,

Gawgus things... said...

Looks such great fun! Cupcakes and tiara's, what gal wouldn't be happy with that!! Thanks for your lovely comments. Have a lovely evening :)

LOLA said...

Great family photos. Great family fun. Nothing like Old Lola who walks around the park wishing kids would share the good stuff.


Kristina said...

WOW! :) Looks like a fabulous celebration with family and sweets! :) Yummy! Your family is precious!!

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Thisisme. said...

What lovely happy photos for us to look at my friend. Happy Birthday to the two birthday boys. Looks like you all had a very happy and special time, and I don't blame you at all for just enjoying the moment, and not worrying about taking photos. Although you did very well with the ones that you did take. Little Lily is a real treasure, and I love that chocolate covered face. Bless! Thank you for sharing your family Thanksgiving with us. Hugs.

Catherine Ensley said...

So many possibilities for scrapbooking! Lovely, lovely, lovely pictures.

Sush said...

Sandie...Something about chocolate smiles that just makes the world brighter! Your holiday sounded lovely as well!

Barbara F...Oh thanks for stopping in again! The house sort of vibrates when everyone is here!

Emma...If ever Lily were to have competition with her tiara it would be from YOU...Ms Gawgus!

Lola...LOL You know some days that good stuff might just be what the Dr ordered...wink, wink!

Kristina...Whew, 'cause I just don't have anything 'Shop Worthy' these days. Thanks for the lovely thoughts...

Diane...Hi back to you dear friend and you are so right, gotta love those chocolate faces! Hope Dec finds you feeling well!

Catherine...I am serious....where DO you get the energy for everything you do? Thanks for stopping in!

Pearl said...

You have a lovely family!


Pat MacKenzie said...

Hi Sush

It looks like you had a lovely joint birthday party there. We seldom are able to 'do' birthdays on the actual day, which makes it fun for the kids because then they have two special days. Happy times to all.

Sweet Tea said...

I'd fit in good with your chocolate-lovin' family and I'd be proud to wear a chocolate mustache! Cute, cute, kids and happy family time. it just doesn't get any better than that!!

yaya said...

Love all the pics! What a great time and you have such cute subjects to capture...Happy Birthday to everyone! I love the last one..those sleepy eyes!

romance-of-roses said...

Oh how I love these pictures, darling children. How wonderful to celebrate Thanksgiving or any occasion with our beloved family. Hugs...Lu

orchid said...

Oh, happy birthday to your Engels♡♡♡
Lovely Photos and your blog is always heartwarming!!!
Thank you very much for stopping by. Really a pleasure, my friend♬♬♬
Blessing to you and all of your wonderful family, xoxo Orchid*

Crystal Pistol said...

What a beautiful family! I love the pics of the little ones with chocolate on their faces. So cute!

M.Kate said...

Your set of photos are beautiful :) Nothing like having the family together :)

Life 101 said...

Looks like Lily is saying -- I've had about as much fun as I can stand. I think it's time for you good people to go home.

BTW-- Good luck tonight with you team.

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh have such a beautiful family. You, my friend, are truly blessed.



Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sush,
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!
Go Saints!!!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

You look like one big happy family! Seriously, it looks lovely and idylic and Lily looks so sweet with her little face smeared with chocolate... You have a lovely family :-)

Thanks for all your sweet comment, sorry I can't always reply. Thanks also for entering my little giveaway, good luck! Have a lovely week, Love from London ox

kneesandpaws said...

Hi Sush, your celebration photos make us all feel like we were there enjoying the day. Lily is darling and Peter is so handsome. I love the first picture of him with the sunlight on his cheeks. I'm glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving so much that you didn't stay off to the sidelines taking pictures. That's when you know that life is good.

Sush said...

Jenny...I just checked back, I had missed your comment! Yes often it is better to just live in the moment instead of trying to capture it.