11 Jul 2011


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of July 10. You never know if you need an alibi ! If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

This weekend we celebrated my birthday together with our son and family. Of course the main figure was Toby our 7 months old grandson.

There is not a lot to write, the pictures say it all. Fortunately the weather was nice and we could sit outside in the garden. When Toby was in bed, we had a nice Sushi supper together and then Nonno and Nonna (Grandpa and Grandma in Italian) dropped happily exhausted in their beds !

The sushis were really very good

Nonno prepares some toys before their arrival

In the afternoon they watched Formula 1 together for 10 min, then Toby had enough and wanted to do other things.

Nonna took the relay

and then he played in his playpen for a while

Cat Arthur wanted to share the blanket and wasn't afraid of Toby at all.

I have got beautiful flowers,

and the most important gift : My new GPS ! If now I get lost then I am hopeless !

On Sunday the birthday celebration continued, this time with my best friends.

Here we are all together around three birthday cakes (that's why I look so fat on the picture). We had a lot of fun and laughter all together.

It was really a nice weekend.


Linens and Royals said...

What a special birthday you had. All the better for being able to share it with such a handsome grandson.

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh sweet Gattina,
Happy Birthday to you!
Wow sushi, cakes, family and friends, the lovely Toby in your arms! Perfect weekend!
Thanks for sharing your pictures. The collages are wonderful!
Love to your heart,
Léia and little Luna

claudie said...

Un petit moment de répi pendant que ma nièce passe sa consultation chez le médecin! Les photos sont très belles! Toby c'est la joie de vivre!
Les sushies sont si chères ici!!! Mélissa adore mais même au supermarché c hors de prix! Ils ont l'air très appétissants!

Auntie E said...

Happy birthday to you all. It sounds like every one had fun. I love my GPS also. Oh I did post about it this week. Funny we must be similar in thought. Read an article about fish and Sushi, this week. I will have to post about it later.

A Lady's Life said...

You are truly blessed and happy with your little handsome grandson.
What joy!

Andy said...

Your pictures say a thousand words.
Family, laughter, love, good food & of course pets too...this is what celebrating life is all about.

Here's hoping you had a lovely time!

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog.

TopChamp said...

Happy Birthday Gattina! Congrats too on your beautiful grandson. What happy times!

TC (in La Rochelle)

Loree said...

Happy birthday Gattina. What wonderful memories.

Reader Wil said...

Happy birthday, dear Gattina! What a lovely family you have! Your grandson is adorable! And your photos are so beautiful.Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for your comment about Veere. Zeeland is also the birthplace of my ancestors. My grandfather on my father's side, was born Zeeland and my grandmother too.

Jo said...

Happy birthday Gattina! Your husband is like mine. Not worried to have a party with the ladies! You are so lucky to be able to spend time with and to spoil your grandson with toys and love. He is a handsome young boy already. I love your GPS. How did you take a photo of the cats on it? Have a great YEAR! (((hugs )) Jo

Ann said...

did you invite your cats, they would love the sashimi. salmon one, hmmm

Maribeth said...

Oh how wonderful! I think little Toby resembles his grandmother quite a lot! :o)
Everyone looks so happy! Three cakes? And to think I did not have one last birthday!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my goodness Ms. G....he is too adorable for words. Thanks for the email invitation to come see your precious grandson!!! Love his smiles.

Gracie said...

Happy belated birthday! Isn't it the best when we can celebrate with our loved ones?