Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to Miss Morgan Elizabeth

The sunshine was so beautiful and belies the fact that it was only in the teens today. Ken and I headed over to celebrate the third birthday of my sweet princess Miss Morgan Elizabeth Spalding. Just being with you and your tiny princesses and castle collection is a heart memory for me. Erin Elizabeth made an incredible comfort food... beef stew ...with a creamy whole rice seasoned perfectly with onion and chicken and beef broth. We were served a crusty Italian bread and butter ...the perfect collaboration in comfort foods on a cold winter's day!! Thank you Erin and Chance for hosting some "weak" spoiling grandparents :0)! There is nothing I love more than spending time with family and spoiling the grand children...including the beagle too! After the dinner Mom and Dad had to run out and get another cool air humidifier ...the children all have colds and terrible coughs and a returning temperature when the Tylenol wears off. A small little germ cannot keep me away from my beloved grand babies!!! We played with new Play-Doh to create creatures from the deeps of the seas. Morgan made a beautiful squid and we both made a dough birthday cake! Cole made incredible snakes and snake like creatures with sharp scales and baby snakes. Ken made an adorable Morgan penguin but he put a blue hat on her...Morgan told him girls wear pink hats! I made a funny bug with Morgan's nose...this made her laugh once again... and wings and a stinger...who really knew what it was but we were having a great time at the dining room table! Oh I almost forgot the most delicate beauty treatment...I received a manicure and pedicure from both Cole and Morgan. Cole chose purple polish and Morgan chose a delicious hot pink...sorry girls this is a special beauty treatment reserved for Grandma! Morgan sat beside me at the kitchen sink as I did up the dishes for Erin...she is tired from the little ones having irregular sleeping habits this week. Morgan made sure every spoon, knife and fork was washed properly and if she thought we were going to be finished too soon she added some of the clean dishes back to water! I love my tiny princess... my words are totally inadequate when I try to express my JOY whenever I am with my grand children. Hey how do you like my silver and jeweled tiara??? For a couple hours I was a Princess Too! Happy Birthday Morgan!

I am watching the Golden Globes and have finished my exercise time on our new health machine...I am slowly beginning to feel more comfortable doing this physical activity each day. I am up to four minutes now...I won't be trying out for the Olympics this summer but I hope to be a stronger woman so I can keep up with the little ones!!! Have blessed week in your studios...I will try to share some photos of the baby quilt tomorrow. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Looks like the perfect way to spend a day, celebrating your little one's Birthday. Everyone is all smiles. :D
    Happy Birthday Morgan!
    Good Luck with your exercise! You did 4 minutes more than me! LOL! I really must start soon.
    Take care and thanks for always stopping by my blog and commenting!
    :) - Cindi

    1. I love visiting your blog post and seeing what you are up have a great sense of humor. The exercise is a new ritual I am attempting to add to my daily movement. Trust me ...nothing drastic...but trying to make small changes one step at a time. Have a great week! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Wonderful pictures and HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MORGAN! Riley will be 3 at the end of June.
    It looks like it was a wonderful party. It's nice you let Grandma wear your crown.
    That particular exercise machine is very, very hard to get used to. It works a lot of muscles so I can understand completely working your way up in time. They say you should be able to talk outloud while you are doing what ever exercise it is and when you can't get your breath doing that you need to stop. I'm a talker I may have to challenge that statement. lol
    I'm so glad you are feeling good these days. THAT makes me smile. :)Bea

    1. Dear Bea,
      I am not really sure how this exercise thing works but if I have a the TV on ...I can try not look down to see how close I am to finishing. Yes I did have fun wearing the tiara...than you sweet Morgan. I am working on good nutrition and movement...nothing drastic but slow movements so we will see. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  3. We must be the same age as I had the same orders from my doctor-MOVE!
    I'm sure all who were there will keep the birthday memory. I had a special grandma who kept art supplies in a special drawer for when I visited. You are an ace grandma!

  4. I have to say I carry a bag with me when we go to the little ones to play. I have the best time with them! Blessings for all! Peace, mary helen Fernandez Stewart

  5. A belated "Hippo Birdie to Ewe", Miss Morgan, what a pretty, pretty girl!