Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Calling all doctors!

      Yasmine and Layla were here this past weekend and we brought them out a doctor's kit to play with. They were ecstatic! They played with that thing all night long! They also played with some 'stainless steel' pots and pans and plastic food. We ate all day long! It was such fun playing with them! They are getting at the age where one doesn't have to babysit them; they can occupy themselves with toys and such! We don't have cable, so they don't watch tv except for a few videos. I mostly let them play instead of keeping the tv on. It was a pleasure to keep them.

      Skylar helped me in the kitchen again tonight. We cooked his beloved chicken stir-fry. It was delicious! It was nice to have his company in the kitchen! We had Panettone for dessert. It is an Italian fruit cake that we can only find this time of year at World Market. In the years past, we could find some at Wal-Mart and Aldi. Have you ever eaten Panettone? It is delicious! We also like the soft gingerbread cookies from Aldi. They are a product of Germany.  They taste so good!

      I will be celebrating my 52 birthday on Friday! I plan on staying home and enjoying the company of a friend. We ate at Bonefish Grill in Birmingham this past weekend for my birthday. I don't like having a birthday this time of year because it cuts into Christmas! I never liked it as a child either! Never many presents! I'm ok with that now, though. I don't need anything! Except a Nigerian Dwarf billy! They are hard to find around here! I'll be so glad when I get two! Yes, two! Not brothers, two separate ones! I'm still searching Craigslist and I'll let you know as soon as I get one! Ya'll have a blessed day! Blessings from Bama!
They were so cute 'doctoring' uncle Randy!
Layla copies everything Yasmine does! Soon Riley will join them!

Loving that passy! Still has that head-full of hair!

Layla is checking his ears.

Now it's Yasmine's turn.

Skylar's chicken stir-fry.


  1. Sending early Happy Birthday wishes your way! Hope your have a wonderful birthday 'day'. Hugs to you.

  2. Happy, happy birthday! Hope your day is full of sweetness and quietness! Skylar's cooking looks great...yep! It is fun to have those kids in the kitchen! :)

    Can those special "once-a-year" desserts be bulk purchased and frozen to be, I mean enjoyed throughout the year? Just a thought! :)

    You are great relatives to have near! Those "kiddos" will have such close family ties and memories...that will stand them in good stead for the time they will be raising their own families! Good on ya!

    Love that head of hair! Mine were bald for soooo long! Happy birthday tomorrow! Hugs, Cheeryshirley

    1. Hi Shirley! Thank you! On the desserts: I guess so, I would give it a try! The only thing, the Panettone is rather large, but if you have plenty of room in your freezer, go for it!
      Yasmine and Layla actually live about an hours drive from here, (that's still really not that far) but she brings them to the doctors here. Unfortunately, they are sick quite often. They need more veggies and protein!
      We are enjoying Riley and her hair! Thanks for stopping by! And thank you for the birthday wishes!

  3. Oh those girls are so cute! That baby...adorable. What FUN! What memories! Happy Birthday. Blessings to you from Wisconsin.

  4. It is wonderful that the children play and not watch tv all day. How fun! I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow! Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy! Yes, when they are here, they hardly look at t.v. Thank you!

  5. Oh my daughters fav toy is the dr kit! Love that...
    Happy belated birthday and merry Christmas!


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