Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

What is a blog for if you can't write about something personal?  If you are wanting to read more about my cottage I'm preparing a new post with lots of good pictures of The Coral Cottage for Tuesday.   Or you can check out the archives to see if you've missed a post.

Today I'd like to share one of the best birthday parties I ever had and it was given by my children recently at the home of my youngest daughter, Meghan, and her husband Tom, shown here with their 9 month old daughter, Josey:

It's been a hectic year and I haven't seen my children and their families as much as usual so we decided to just do a family party--all of my kids but one (Jordan and his wife live out of state) and all of my grandkids came.  Here are a few members of the cast of characters:

Our oldest child, Jonathan, with his four kids and holding his niece Charlotte, 3 months old

Our daughters holding each other's babies...Kristen (on left holding Josey) and Meghan (right, holding Charlotte) with me in the middle

My husband Henry and I with our grandkids (L to R Madeline, Anna Kate, Charlotte, me,Josey, Henry, Ella, Tyler, and Violet)

Meghan decorated and set the table beautifully (more on that later) and everybody had a wonderful, noisy, happy to be together family time.  Everybody loved on everybody's kids and we did the usual birthday things:

Lunch--finally a photo that includes my wonderful daughter-in-law Lisa and my excellent son-in-law James

The kids table set with toys and crayons to draw on the tablecloth!

Gifts selected with love

Gifts made with love--Paintings done by the children for me to use at our beach cottage!

And of course, the birthday cake--this one was caramel--birthday girl's choice!

It was perfect. absolutely. perfect. 

Mucho thanks to Meghan who provided many of these pictures--she blogs at Loquacious Lady and I'm sure she would love for you to stop by. Do you recall a special birthday?  Tell us about it!


  1. Happy Birthday, I just love the grandchildren's paintings! My special birthday was my 50th where my husband took me to the "Donny and Marie" show in Vegas and we met him backstage! I blogged about it

    1. Julie, I loved your blog post. Donny Osmond is so talented, isn't he? I remember watching the Donny and Marie TV show way back when--I guess they were teenagers at the time! Glad your husband did something so creative that he knew you would enjoy for your 50th birthday!

  2. It was wonderful--I felt very loved.

  3. Happy Birthday Very, Very, Vicky! Those grandbabies are just squeezeable! Looks like you had a fantastic day.

    1. They are squeezable indeed! It was a glorious day! Thanks for your comment Janet!

  4. Yay for birthday parties and grandbebe's!!! Happy Happy belated birthday!!
    as the mom of 3 boys who really don't give a hoot about birthdays, it was the treat of my life when my daughter in laws threw me a surprise party a few yrs ago! my first ever!! girls just know...
    I just made a blog post last night about our newest surprise...our 4th grand coming in july!!
    aren't they just the bomb??!!!

    1. exciting to be expecting a new grandchild! They are the cherry on top of life! Congratulations!