Sunday, October 9, 2011

Family Visitors and a Tiger

We have had a rush of delightful company the past week, and once again, I am reminded how fortunate I am to have such a wonderful family! 
First, my brother, Ev arrived from Baltimore with his new best friend, Tiger.  I thought this photo illustrated well, the reason he is named Tiger. The stripes are amazing and beautiful.

We all went to a lovely party at Teddy's house on Saturday and he is now in a "loving to pose" phase.
Alison and Anne in the kitchen
The table all ready to host the gala
I did most of the bean salad with swiss cheese, bacon and red onion.  Tomato pie.
Chicken Marbella from the Silver Palette Cookbook - a wonderful party dish which marinates overnight in garlic, prunes (yes, prunes), white wine and lots of seasonings, then bakes easily before the party.
There was lots of fun action on the deck with Samantha and Teddy.
Tiger enjoyed frequent snacks, while keeping a wary eye at the ready for the wee ones.
My girls, Anne, Kristi, and Sara
Aunt Anne loved spending time with S & T
Brother Ev and his new best friend! Tiger was so tolerant and friendly with the little ones.

As usual "Woo" aka LM, was at the ready with some fun technology to enthrall his fan club. This time it was walkie-talkies. Here they get their lesson and soon it was on to gales of laughter. Samantha loved wearing Teddy's shark bike helmet.

LM had the walkie-talkies linked to his Teddy can hear his voice coming out of the scanner. So  funny!
A lemon birthday cupcake for Kristi.
Kristi as we all sing happy birthday

Ah, he loves his technology

Tiger gets in on the party and tries to kiss Anne.

Kristi unwrapping her gift of a handmade Snoopy-topped pumpkin....note the cat wrapping paper...

I love this little photo session with S & T

A wonderful time was had by all, and the next day we were joined by Anne and husband, David at my house in Chatham....details when I get a chance.  Lots of company and dog sitting are happening.


Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful family! And, these images will be a treasure forever. Very nice. :)

Anonymous said...

Loved seeing your family and it looked to me like everyone including Tiger was having a delightful time!! Tiger has grown up since I saw him last! My daughter has a boxer named Izzie. They love kids and are a great family dog. The food looks yummy.
I have started a new quilt. Pictures soon...debbie

judemiller1 said...

Such a great time!!! October is a beautiful month for birthdays and any celebrations!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Such a wonderful family time.
Enjoyed the images :)
My day was quiet.
Two daughters and two little granddaughters are all that are near at this time.
Still very special.

Retired English Teacher said...

You had such a wonderful time with your family. I'm so happy for you all. Isn't it just great to spend time with all the ones you love in one place?

The food looked wonderful also.

Hope you are well.