Monday, May 14, 2012

A Special Day.........

                                         We had a day of celebration! 
                         Mother's day and Abby's lil family birthday gathering!
First I'd like to say "Happy Mother's Day" to mom and all you mommies out there!  I'm so blessed to have such a young looking, young acting, beautiful, healthy mother!  I sure hope she shared those good genes with me!

                                           Abby's all smiles and laughter!
                                                     Isn't she just too cute!

We had a lovely Sunday.  The weather was simply perfect, although we stayed in the house most of the time.  I don't know if I mentioned.....we have a new puppy that lives on the patio for now!   You have to be on guard when sitting on the patio enjoying the scenery....cause if not you'll get chewed on as if you were one of his favorite chew toys!  We are training him not to do this and some other annoying things that puppies tend to do!  Good thing Mark is so patient with the training.  Now me, I get too frustrated and say, "Oh the heck with it" and run into the house!  Can't really make much headway with training when all the puppy can see is you running back to safety!  And not to mention the screams of getting nicked by a sharp puppy tooth! 

                                  Scout, the new Spradling guard dog in training. 
                                     (He's 1/2 Great Pyrenees and 1/2 Akbash)

Back to the party..........
                                           Proud mommie and daddy!

                                          The giant birthday cupcake!

I made Abby a giant cupcake with cool whip icing and fun sprinkles. I think it was a success!  Abby really had fun digging in with her hands.  At first she was not sure what to do.....but hey, when you've got sweet cool whip on your does end up being "finger licking good"!                                                

OK.....we all, hmmm, maybe just Abby and I ended up wearing cool whip for a bit!

                                              Off to the bath we go!
You can't see the hidden sprinkles....but this sweet child has sprinkles under her chin, behind her knees and on her toes!  For sure....she takes after her grammy!

        I think for her very first attempt at "digging in" the little toot did great!

                            Oh boy....a birthday...sweet toys......what fun!
.                              Ashley, Candy, mother and Abby in the floor playing!

  Oh my....more birthday presents! 
                        Dad and Martha had a fun birthday treat for Abby to open!

                                The most special gift was a hand carved spoon
                            by my "oh so talented" dear dad, the master carver!

                                        Happy Birthday Abby 2012
                 Great Grand Father King
                           What a beautiful keepsake

What a beautiful day it was.........
memories full of laughter and love!

peace and love to all,

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