Son One's 40th Birthday
I am off to visit Sam, Jason, Jack and Kitty in about an hour's time. It is Jason's 40th birthday tomorrow (18th) so we shall be celebrating (and watching the football).
I am so proud of my big son. He was the most gorgeous, happy and smiling baby. Always cracking jokes (as he does now) and keeping his class at school entertained. Sadly he didn't do much work there!
He hardly went to school at all in his last year and I was always going to the local cafe, which had games machines in it - (he's very good at them even now) to drag him back to school!
I split up with his Dad when he was 9 and he never got on terribly well with my next husband. At 16, he moved down to London and lived with his real Dad. I missed him terribly but it was the right decision. After a variety of jobs (don't ask), he worked for Hays in London and worked his way up from the warehouse to a managerial position. Suited and booted he called it!
He moved to Canada Life and trained in Financial Services. After a spell with a large bank as one of the best salesmen of Financial Services ever, he set up his own company, Green Rose Financial Services, which he runs from home.
I always had faith in him and he has not let me down. He is of course also married to the lovely Samantha (Sam) whom I love like a daughter. You all know about their adorable children Jack and Kitty. Jason is a super father and not a bad husband! I am very proud of him.
I am very thankful on this Thursday for my first son Jason and love him to pieces.
Jason in his pedal car.
Ever the joker!
A recent photo of Jason with his Dad Ken.
The Green Family, Sam, Jack, Jason and Kitty. Happy 40th Birthday Jason for tomorrow.
I have joined an art community for women online, Called Milliande and here is the link:
Helen, one of the ladies there, liked one of my ATCs so we have done a swap. This is the cute ACT she sent to me:
Helen also enclosed these 2 lovely tags and card.
Our ABC/ATC Group, Second round is drawing to a close. We have now reached X and here are my latest ATCs received:
This one opens up to show this:
Mim sent it in a lovely envelope:
Isn't it just lovely?
Marianne. from Sweden, sent the gorgeous envelope above, made out of handmade paper and the ATC for X - otic! On this side is a fox, on the other side is a rather saucy picture of a chap with a Anthurium flower in a cheeky position! Are you all ready for this - I hope it doesn't offend anyone, it certainly doesn't me:
All Marianne's ATCs have had a circle on them somewhere. I have printed it 'small'!!
Phew, now to move on....
I did a W for Weaving of course, which went to Mim:
Jim went to the UK for a meeting and extended his stay so that he could visit Sonny and Poppy and of course his children - not just the Grandchildren. Here are a few photos so you can see how they have grown:
Sonny has discovered grinding his teeth! I remember my daughter used to do that and it sounded as though they would shatter!
Still trying to smile with a mouthful of banana!
She is such a little doll!
Poppy with her rabbit
Sonny on his front - he still isn't crawling!
Sonny with a hairbrush and Poppy 'loving' her balloon! Apparently Poppy did Sonny's hair with the brush, but with the hard side - not the bristles!
Jenny with Sonny and Poppy in front of dad Joe.
Jim's son Russell and wife Caz have 2 new cats! So we mustn't leave them out. They were both rescue cats and one of them has a dodgy hip, which has been operated on - thus the big white shaved area. She is one year old and called Peppa.
The kitten climbed onto Jim's lap and fell asleep! The kitten is called Mitten!
What a lot to be thankful for.
I went to the airport to pick Jim up after his trip and his flight was delayed. I decided to find the 'viewing area' and watched a glorious sunset from there - and Jim's plane come in finally.
Before the sunset - a skinny moon and whispy cloud.
Sunset at Shannon Airport.
A close up of the amazing cloud formations.
The airport tower is on the left.
In the centre of this photo - in the sky, you can see Jim's plane coming in!!
Then one more plane took off:
See you all next week, I'm back on Monday late.