Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Celebrating Susan's Birthday

Sunday afternoon we celebrated the birthday of a friend of ours. Christina hosted us in her lovely sunroom.

Here's the birthday girl -- Susan:

Everything said "spring!":

Mom just painted this adorable duck for Christina:

And Christina changed over her mantel for spring:

Mom looked terrific in her purple and green (complete with coordinating bag):

Rachel was the only well-child able to attend:

Christina made the cake from our favorite Hershey's Chocolate Cake recipe, filled it with jam and topped it with whipped cream to which she added cocoa powder. Christina and I ate berries with cream and the chocolate cream was as good as having chocolate cake.

Everyone else had cake and ice-cream:

JK kept our cups filled with tea for the whole afternoon:

And then everyone pulled out their knitting. Here Christina is getting Emily's scarf started:

Rachel enjoyed knitting along with the rest of us:

Christina is knitting with yarn recycled from a Goodwill sweater:
I'm working on Nutkin socks:

And mom took over the cowl Christina started with the Chinese ladies on Saturday:

JK and Susan were the only ones not knitting. However, Susan is eager to learn and so we'll get her started soon!
Rachel is down with the flu now and the boys are still recovering. This flu lasts a long time! Andrew's on his 10th day! He's mainly recovered, and the boys are happy enough, but they're still contagious.


Monica said...

What a great way to celebrate a friend's birthday!

Sorry you are all still sick. Hopefully it will be gone from your house by this time next week.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

A knitting party! Fabulous!

Carla Quigley said...

Rachel's cake looks amazing! I'm so impressed!

Carla x