Friday, March 28, 2008

Foto Friday

As I posted yesterday, it was indeed a busy weekend. Not only was it Easter, but there was wedding planning and shopping, the computer incident, and very importantly Cuppa's birthday. I'm going to show a number of birthday/family shots especially for the newercomers.

We began the day with a family breakfast. Nearest to the camera are Thesha and Theboy. They're the ones who live in our town and the parents of Nikki Dee. The ladies at the back are Puff (near me) and Althegal (by Cuppa). They live in Vancouver and both are or will be going to UBC in the fall. Puff will be working on her PhD and Althegal on her MA. These two will be saying their vows in August. (Yes, I know that is a difficult concept for some.)

Her Dad was sitting across the table from her and decided to play with The Bonnie Wee One by blowing into her face. What joy for life! I love how children are so authentic at this age. They haven't yet been alterred by peer pressure and socialization but are their wonderful, undissembling selves.

Here's a photo of Mom and Althegal at the restaurant. There was a much better shot of the two of them, but it was nothing but an empty file behind the thumbnail. It was very strange. These two have certainly dipped in the same genetic pool. It's odd that while Althegal favours her mother, Thesha looks much more like me, but we have some pictures from the earlier years where they definitely look like sisters.

In the evening, the girls cooked birthday supper for Cuppa and the clan, after which we took another family photo sans Little One who was slumbering by then.

But she looked ever so cute after her bath and before bed.

The next photo was shot sometime during gift opening. Now you know where Nikki Dee gets her joy for life.

Cuppa quite enjoyed her gifts, such as these watercolor pencils. If you haven't noticed it before, Cuppa wore her tiara for both the breakfast and supper. Both Thesha and Cuppa have tiaras that they wear when they watch the Oscars, and they sometimes come out for other occasions as well.

So endeth Foto Friday for another week. Have a good weekend.


JunieRose2005 said...

The pictures are great!

Thanks for sharing them here!


Ginger said...

Oh, it looks like SO much fun. How nice for you to have the whole family there. I was particularly amused and cheered by the tiara (especially for use during the Oscars). Way to GO!

Oh, and the pictures of Nikki Dee looking windblown--Excellent!

Has your snow gone away yet?

Dale said...

What a happy-looking bunch.

Happy B-day, Cuppa!!

(I just love Foto Fridays!)

thailandchani said...

Really great pictures this time, too! :)

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

A happy family group. . . what a novel concept. As a solitary cynic I could resist!

Same-sex marriages are no longer unusual. I was helping couples celebrate them 35 years ago in the US, much frowned upon then.

Lavish the Mom with affection, she deserves it.

Lorna said...

I had to go back and enlarge the brakfast foto, but there it was, sparkling in the sunshine.

Best to the soon-to-be-weds

Pam said...

How I have missed coming here! I will catch up on the rest of your blog after a comment.

I love these pictures, so much joy and love in your family. Cuppa's tiara is delightful and I send birthday wishes; also congrats to the happy couple!

And little Smudge, the life of the party.

Ginnie said...

The "Bonnie Wee One" is adorable. If she keeps up that enthusiasm as she grows she will be a handful!!
Happy Birthday to Cuppa.

Donna said...

Geez what a beautiful family!!! What fun you must have...Congratulations to the happy is THE most important thing in this old and "sugars" that is!!LOL...That little sweetie is Growing!!!...And Cuppa's tiara is simply Devine!! What a Fun thing to do! You are Indeed...a Very fortunate man! Have a Happy weekend!!hughugs

Anonymous said...

Loved the pics! Loved them, you all look relaxed and smiley and it radiates love! Lovely!
Cuppa - You do suit that tiara! :o)

Janet said...

I love the fact that she wears a tiara for special occasions. Congrats to Althegal and Puff - hopefully someday soon NO ONE will have a problem with two people in love! And good luck with the degree programs.

Ruth said...

There is nothing better in the world than a loving family. You are rich!

Cathy said...

Ditto to all the comments above about a wonderful family.

Those pictures of Nikki Dee cracked me up.

Coll said...

You have much to be grateful for. What a lovely, lovely family. And the Bonnie Wee One is simply too cute!!