Thursday, December 16, 2010

a december breakfast party...

Ever since Lisa joined our family...we have celebrated her birthday with a turkey dinner in mid-December.  Since we have another family turkey dinner on the agenda for this week...we decided to have a 'girls-only-breakfast-party' in honour of her birthday this year.


We had our  favorite little tea shop all to ourselves first thing in the morning...and had a lovely time.  Apeldoorn's was all decked out for the season...and we enjoyed a relaxing child-free time.

The grands were all in school...or with their dad...except for Maelyn.  Grandpa volunteered to entertain her during our breakfast party.  They checked out the train at Minter Country Gardens...only to discover it is an evening venue. The Christmas Village at Dicken's Sweets was apparently a big hit!   

When we noticed a pair of very blue eyes peeking through the window...looking for mommy...we realized the excursion with Grandpa was over. And so ended our morning birthday breakfast. 

Happy Birthday, Lisa!


15 comments:

  1. Your morning birthday venue looks a pretty place to visit. How lovely for Maelyn to get together with Grandpa!

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  2. What a sweet photo of Maelyn!
    I like the idea of an all-girls outing to such a sweet place.
    It's been great to catch up on your posts.

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  3. Happy Birthday Lisa!
    That cafe looks like the perfect breakfast venue. Oh, and the little eyes peeking over the window sill...too cute.

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  4. Wonderful idea to do breakfast! Love those eyes peering in the window!

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  5. Oh what fun times...those little eyes get ya every time. lol

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  6. What a perfect way to celebrate your beautiful daughter-in-law's birthday, especially during this season of the year. Quiet time to visit, relax, and enjoy good food, what could be better? Oh, maybe a little sweetheart peeking in the window. How blessed we are to have our families.

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  7. I loved that last little surprise...what a sweet little look in her eyes...soon she will be there with you.

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  8. What a nice idea, a breakfast party! How could you resist that sweet face of your granddaughter Maelyn!

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  9. Now that's a great way to celebrate a birthday! Love those blue, blue eyes peeking in...must've melted her mommy's heart and grandmother's too. May Lisa have a wonderful year ahead!

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  10. Maelyn's eyes peeking over the window sill are adorable. What a fun way to end a birthday celebration.

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  11. oh...so very sweet. I'm glad you got your girls time. Happy Birthday to your lovely Lisa!

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  12. Wow what a great tea place!!! Lovely decor and I bet the food is amazing too. Your daughter-in-law is gorgeous btw...what a special way to celebrate her day!!

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  13. What a nice idea! A birthday breakfast at a cute tea shop makes a wonderful way to start your special day off. :0)

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  14. This photo of Maelyn is so sweet!

    Happy belated birthday to Lisa! A breafast birthday tea sounds like a wonderful idea! I will have to do that with my daughter one day :)

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