Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Random post, birthday, and photos...

Hello there everyone,
Up until recently we have been blessed with a mild, pleasant winter.  The temperatures have been glorious.  Although our world is dry at the moment, flowers still find a way to cheer us up. The little planter in our driveway is sporting some happy floral faces...
However, there is nothing quite like a beautiful bouquet to lift one's spirits... 
On Saturday we had a surprise party for Miss "J"s birthday.
Everything was beautifully prepared for the occasion.

Although she had many guests, the canines were also part of the welcoming committee... 
 They waited patiently for everybody to arrive and settle in...before introducing themselves...
All the guests were well in time for the unsuspecting victim.
 Balloons and streamers too.

...and then the birthday girl arrived to everyone's delight...
 In true South African style, we had a 'braai' while the dogs scouted around for 'nibbles'

We wish you many more happy years. What a joy it is to have you in our lives.
We are so proud of you!

On a different note, our little Lexi is also growing up fast... 
 Isn't she gorgeous!?
She and Toby remain inseparable - cuddling up to me at any opportunity. The mornings, particularly, have some special bonding moments.
(Whose bed is it anyway?)
I know this is a random post...but it helps me to simply keep writing.
(I know you don't mind)

A cold front is expected to wave its chilly wand over our country this weekend.  
Keep warm everybody!

...And have a happy week.

Sending lotsaluv to all our friends around the world,


Bouncing Bertie said...

Random posts are good. And what a treat finally to see the internet shy Miss 'J' Hope she had a great birthday. The cake looks delicious.
And the pups are all looking gorgeous, as ever,
Cheers, Gail.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Wishing Miss "J" a wonderful Happy Birthday!

We'd be happy to send you some of our HEAT and lots of our rain if you'd like it.

Anonymous said...

Loved your random post. Enjoyed hearing about the birthday party and the dogs.
Marlene USA

The Life of Riley said...

Good to catch up on things. Loved the photo of Lexi and Toby on your bed, and also your canine welcoming committee! Looks like your surprise celebration was a great success - Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Have a great weekend,
Riley's mom

Two French Bulldogs said...

Have a wonderful birthday
Benny & Lily

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maxmom, it's been very dry up here during July. But it's raining again in August. cooler temperatures are on their way.