My granddaughter, Cissy, and I got a head start on some St. Patrick's Day baking. Let's have some Shamrock Spritz cookies with a cup of Irish Tea, shall we? We can look at my book on Ireland and admire the pretty flowers that I received for my birthday, which was at the last weekend in February. The mini daffodil was planted in a sweet little teacup, from my friend, Bea, and the bouquet came from my friends, Joy and Rodger.
I always love using this teapot that I found for $1.50, which says County Cork, Ireland on the bottom, where my paternal great grandmother was from.
It's always nice to bring out this Belleek teacup during the month of March.
These sweet granddaughters, Avery and Ella came over to visit in the morning, along with my son, Tim, to celebrate my birthday.
The rest of my family came over in the evening to celebrate. Riley is on the left, then Connor, me holding Hayden, Cissy, Caiden, and Harper being held by my son, Kevin. My daughter, Molly, made the fabulous Salted Caramel Brownie Trifle. It was a big hit!! My son, Mike, who lives here with me said the next day, "Mom, that party so much fun. It was like a holiday!" It really was, and I am counting the blessings in my life.
My daughter blew up all these balloons and had my family members write notes ahead of time, and then she placed them inside before tying the balloons closed. The kids took turns popping them and then I read the touching comments. We laughed, cried, and had the absolute best time. I saved all the notes, and Cissy later told me that if I'm ever sad, that I should just pick out one and read it.
Thank you for your visit! xo
I am sharing this with these lovely parties: