Well Mayke, if mommy is reading this post, this is the beginnings of your blanket! My hubby, your Oom (uncle, in Dutch) Bobby was so thrilled to finally meet you on his visit to Holland last month that he asked me if I could make a blanket for you. Of course! I am hoping that it will be finished in time for Oma Joyce to bring along with her on her visit in April. I wish I could hand deliver it myself and also get to meet you, but that is not possible right now.
Last week was my birthday and I have to say that I had such a lovely day with friends and family. What a blessing they all are to me!
After teaching my one class in the morning (the kids were all very sweet with their birthday wishes) I had a lovely breakfast with friends and a nice visit with Dad. He really is beyond knowing that it's my birthday, but that's OK, I'm still his little girl and he's still my Daddy. I returned home to a lovely tea put together by my daughter Eva. The cake in front is ontbijtkoek, a Dutch breakfast bread which I love and my friend Lois made for me. Before I knew it Olivia and Daniel were home from school and joined in our little tea. Carol stopped over and more tea and cake was had by all. Then it was time to make sure Daniel was packed and ready for his weekend camping trip. My wonderful day ended with dinner out and much shared laughter. The only downer of the day - doggie Luther ate the delicious hunk of ontbijtkoek I was saving on the tea tray for later. Bad Dog! But I can't really blame him because it really is so yummy!