Visitors are Coming

It is that time of the year when family comes to visit. We are so excited to be welcoming home our son Andrew, DiL Christy, 6 year old Molly and 8 month old Marcus. It is birthday time for our two kids born, 2 years and 4 days apart. So we get to celebrate 2 birthdays in 1 but with 2 cakes!

A shared birthday in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, where we lived for a year in '77-'78 while Peter was on sabbatical. Andrew turned 7 and Kate turned 5. The jacket and tie did not stay on long!

A few years later, back in lobster land - 2 happy kids and a happy Dad!

Andrew tries to come every year for his annual lobster feed, I don't have to ask what he wants for his birthday supper, lobster and chocolate. I can't wait for the birthday picture this year.

It has been 2 years since they have been home. We will have a busy week which I know will go by all too fast. I am looking forward to taking Molly to Woozles (the very best children's bookstore in the world and where I worked for 12 years!), doing some "crafts" with her and having her put some stitches in her pink quilt. We'll be trying to keep up with Marcus who has discovered he can really get where he wants to go, not quite crawling but a funny little pull and drag motion.

Molly loves "Hello Kitty" so I made her this bag from some leftover fabric that I had used for a pillowcase for her. I found the tutorial here. A quick and easy project which I changed a bit adding the polka fabric in the middle and some rick rack. Now to find some treasures to put in the bag!