25 February 2010

February And Family

F is for Freezing,
Families and Fun.
So far February has not been too glum.
For a long time I have wanted some Maileg Bunnies.
The pretty wooden furniture for them is gorgeous, well I think so.
This is Brother and Sister, no names yet, not has time to think of any.

Arn't they lovely.

I also bought two baby bunnies, this is little brother in his wooden pram.

Baby sister, in her wooden crib.
I will make a little patchwork quilt and crotchet blanket, someday!

Remember these two which I asked Periwinkle to knit for me ages ago.
I suppose you can say I have got a bunny thing going on here!
They are fun, oneday I may have a little girl who will love playing family with them.

Now my family.
Mum has settled in well at the home.
We are all really pleased with the care that is given.
The staff have been wonderful.
 16 ladies  now live here just like one big family.
It was Mum's birthday on the 20th February so we organised a tea party for her.

Moi and my two daughters, Katie and Johanna.
All these photos were taken at the party in the Sun Lounge at the home.

My big soldier James and his little soldier Rocco, who will be three in June.

My sister Jackie holding Katies baby Jude who will be two in April,
James two boys, Freddie who will be four in June and Rocco.

My son-in-law Paul holding his baby Jude, married to my Kate.

Janice my cousin and her daughter Grace.
Paul and Katie.

Another cousin Norman talking to my sister Jackies boyfriend Malc and Johanna being cheeky!

It was a lovely day and so nice to get us all togther for Mum, sort of makes some normality in the home/

Me agian with Mr N....Nige and my son James.

My grandsons love to be togther and I love to see them togther.

Presents and cake.
Mum smiled but I am not sure she really knew what was happening.

We must not forget the monthly image of little tiny Bump.
Such a pretty Bump!

Well that is it for this month.
Family, nothing like it.
We all have our ups and downs.
Just have to make the most of every day.
And be there for eachother.


elsy said...

so pleased feb better than jan was for you carol...and that your mum is settling in so well in a nice place....

bellaboo said...

What a lovely family you have!
It must be reassuring that your mother is settled in the home,it sounds a lovely one...you hear so many awful stories.

Have a good weekend!

Bellaboo :o)

elsy said...

thanks for that carol..........

country rose corner said...

It must be a comfort to you, to know that your mother is being cared for so well. And what lovely photos of your family! You dont look much older than your daughters Carol, best wishes to you and yours, Betty Countryrosecorner

Sal said...

Oh my goodness...you and your daughters look like triplets! What a gorgeous photo and
what a lovely family you have! ;-)

Lisa said...

How lovely you were able to have the family party for your mum. And don't you look like your mum and your daughters are so much like you!
Cute bunnies too!
Lisa x

Lavender hearts said...

my god, you guys could be in a catalogue! so photogenic!

Rubyred said...

So pleased that your mum has settled into the home. What a lovely family gathering!
Love the bunnies, especially the one in the little cart! So adorable!
Have a lovely weekend!
Rachel x

Itch2stitch.com said...

A loving family is something precious, and yours looks lovely! I love your bunnies! Suzie. xxx

MelMel said...

Hi Carol....
What a beautiful family you have!
Gosh I tell you what, you look like 3 sisters together....not Mother and two Daughters....

The Family party looks great fun...happy days...have a lovely weekend....love Melxxx

annie's abode said...

it is so nice to hear that your mum has settled in her new home and to see all her family around her.

i love all the maileg bunnies too -the little furniture items are so sweeeet! perhaps i can make an excuse to buy myself some??????
glad feb was better than jan - as they say, things can only get better.

sue15cat said...

What a lovely family, and a wonderful family get together all centered around a very special lady.

Sue xx

topchelseagirl said...

Glad to hear your Mum has settled in. It sounds a really nice place. What lovely photos. You and your daughters are stunning.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aahh how lovely, you have such a beautiful family.
I'm sure your mum had a lovely time especially as she was surrounded by her family & those 2 little cuties.
Have a lovely weekend

Bonjade said...

Oh I love those bunnies. Also the knitted ones really super.
You are so rich with this great family......enjoy it.
Nice weekend

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm sure your mum really enjoyed her party!

Fab family pics - you definitely don't look anywhere near old enough to have grandchildren!


Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Spotted your Maileg bunnies on a blogroll picture and had to come and say hello :-)

Mary Poppins said...

What a beautiful post, literally in spirit, and to look at. You are a beautiful bunch, ever thought about modelling for Jude, he is a cutie, they all are. My little Master Poppins is really enjoying the modelling now, he was a little shy at first but now seems to revel in it, he he and he is only 3 ;0)

Thank you for sharing a pretty and heartwarming post, your Mum looks lovely too.



Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

Hello :-) am so glad your mum is settling in well :-) you and your daughters look like sisters not mum and daughters!! what a gorgeous bunch you are ;-)

we have the maileg brother and sister bunnies and the little toy cooker - i think i play with it more than my children do ;-)

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Im so pleased that your mum has settled, it looks and sounds a lovely place. Your mum has a lovely family! Your all so gorgeous!!
Love the piccie of Kate's bump....how exciting!
Claire x

jackanne said...

aww,what a lovely closeknit family, beautiful ladies...handsome men and i am thinking a new baby grandaughter!to add to the line......much love jackanne xxx

jackanne said...

aww,what a lovely closeknit family, beautiful ladies...handsome men and i am thinking a new baby grandaughter!to add to the line......much love jackanne xxx

lemonade kitty said...

I have some mice that look like your bunnies, happy birthday to your mam, I must say you look like 3 sisters instead of mam and daughters, you must have been a very young bride..Love Lucey xx

Simone said...

I am glad that you had a fun February Carol and hope that you have a marvelous March too. What a stunning family you have. x

LoloDesigns said...

The warmth amongst your family is such a lovely thing to see. Close families are a rarity these days, although happy to say that mine is a close knit one too. And to top it all off you are all stunning too :o) And you have a cute bunnie collection. That's it I'm off to eat chocolate and sulk, tee hee. xx

Pondside said...

Hi Carol - lovely to see your post. It looks as though you had a grand time with all the family at your mother's new place. Those little fellows are growing!

Brigitta said...

What a beautiful family you have!! You must be so proud and grateful!

Have lovely weekend


louise said...

That's a nice sunny conservatory and seating area. I can see your Mum is much loved. For you arranging the party, and for her to see all her lovely family will have meant the world to her, and to your Dad.

That bump is coming along very nicely, and I love the bunnies too. I agree, you really don't look old enough to have such grown up children! x

periwinkle said...

good genes must run in the family - you definately look like sisters, how envious am I of the Maileg bunnies , I love them .... i agree on the cute bump :-)

Regina said...

dear carol,
what a loveley family you have!!!!
the maileg bunnies are wonderful,i love it too.
have a nice week,
hugs regina

charl said...

you have a beautiful family.. your daughters are stunning and the baby bump is making me sooo broody!!!..
the home that your mum is in does look like a lovely place to live and that must make it a lot more reassuring for you knowing she is in a nice place and knownig that there are only 16 ladies must make it seem a lot more family orientated and friendly..

my day said...

Hello Carol,
what a lovely family and also so good to hear that your mum has settled in so well. And the bunnies are so beautiful, love them.Want to create them myself too.
Hugs, Ingrid.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Dearest Carol...
SO lovely to see so many smiles.. and such a gorgeous family. You look just like your mum and your beautiful daughters and boy have their mum's great genes.
Little Jude is looking more and more cherubic...he has changed so much since I last saw him.
I am rather fond of those bunnies myself .. I think they definitely have a Rufus and Rosie look to them.
Much love from your friend in Bath
Michele xx

periwinkle said...

I was sure I'd already made a comment - it must have vanished . I am so envious of your Maileg Bunnies, they are so cute. I agree with the sister comments too , your family definately have good genes :-)

Diane said...

Hi Carol, What a handsome looking family! Your mum looks very well, I'm glad her new home is working out well. xxxxxxx