Wednesday, June 20, 2007

One Year Ago Today.....

One year ago today, we were blessed with something truly wonderful--this little granddaughter:

It's my birthday!

Here's the Royal Party Throne, a concoction of pink velvet, ribbons, and yards of tulle:

And the Royal Confection, complete with tiara and scepter:

And beautiful flowers for the occasion, of course:

More than 30 folks, spanning four generations, showed up for the Royal Event, including an aunt (Miss America) and the Random Teenagers:

Our grandson, the Duke of Cute, was way too busy to have his picture taken:

But I finally managed to get those big blue eyes, anyway:

Here are the Royal Parents, the providers of many more future heirs, I hope--hint, hint:

Here's the Queen, our very own Miss Christmas, demonstrating the wearing of a tiara for The Princess:

She got the hang of it really quick, didn't she?

And last, but not least, the Great Grandmother, a natural born beauty and Real Live Bona Fide crowned Beauty Queen more than 60 years ago:

I'm posting to you live from Amelia Island, Florida this week. It's taken us 3 days to piggyback on a wireless connection--we sure are glad the Butler family showed up today, aren't we gang?

I'm busy knitting a sweater with some great Vermont yarn. I'll post some pics tomorrow, and rumors abound that there is a great shop Right Here in town. By nightfall tomorrow, I'll know for sure!

More to come--right now we're going to see the fireworks on the beach!


bkm said...

Wow, I wish I had a Royal Throne of my very own. That is awesome. And the cake is gorgeous.

I haven't seen the Duke of Cute since, well, it's been a long time. But oh my goodness he looks exactly like that Random Teenager.

Looks like a great time was had by all. I can't believe it's been a year already. She sure is growing up fast.

Kim said...

Such beautiful women!! Happy Birthday Princess.