Monday, 16 September 2013

Butterfly Babies

The postman delivered a parcel full of love today. Our gorgeous little granddaughters (and their lovely mummy and daddy) know how much we miss them & are always thinking of nice ways to make us feel better. Australia is an awfully long way away when you live in England as we do, but Facebook and the postman certainly help to bring it closer!




Zoe Rose

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have
sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” 
~Hans Christian Anderson~


Lilly Grace

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun and find your shoulder to light on, 
To bring you luck, happiness and riches today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing~


Lilly Grace

and Zoe Rose

Our beautiful 'butterfly babies' all dressed up for a wedding.

50 comments:

  1. Oh Barbara - your grandchildren are absolutely beautiful, and what wonderful keepsakes they've created for you.

    I adore the foot butterflies : )

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    1. Hello Yvonne, you can probably tell how happy I was to receive them. Thanks so much for your comment.

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    1. Thanks Terence, it's not easy is it?

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    2. no way! but lovely to receive, so much love on one day, stay lucky.

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  3. You are such a lucky person , your granddaughters love you so much , they are wonderful :)

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    1. Thanks Aunt Mary, we love them too and the time between seeing them is always hard, but precious reunions make up for it.

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  4. I love how we humans find some how, some way to make art. Those feet butterflies are so inventive, and will always be special to you dearest Barbara! And your grands are precious...like little garden fairies!!!!!

    Happy day, Anita

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    1. Dear Anita, you say the sweetest things! Thank you!

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  5. Gracious, they are sweet! That little hooded knit top is over the top adorable on that darling little face. It would be hard indeed to be apart, but I'm glad they think to send you things like these. Just wonderful.
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. Hi Jamie, I agree about the hand-knit top. It suits Lilly perfectly. I’m so glad you enjoyed looking at my gorgeous little granddaughters and their 'artwork'.

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  6. ...just divine! ~ may many blessings find thine temple doors!...(O:

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    1. Indeed… more blessings than I can count! (;

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The footprints, the heart craft filled with colours, the butterfly babies' pictures and the quotes. Ain't it just an awesome week, Barbara?

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    1. It certainly is Claudine, and made all the more awesome by your visit! Thanks for your lovely comment.

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  8. They are adorable little ones. What a precious package they sent you ...

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    1. We think them adorable, but it’s nice to hear you saying the same! Thanks for calling in.

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  9. Your granddaughters are adorable :) And what a beautiful gift you recieved, how wonderful. I love those butterfly feet.

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    1. Hi Hilde, thank you! I thought the butterfly feet were really clever. Thanks for taking the time to call in. Barbara.

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  10. Photos and gifts like these make life worth living.

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    1. They certainly added some much-needed brightness to these cold rainy days. Thanks for calling in Roger, I appreciate it.

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  11. Ahh bless them, it is such a shame they are not nearer to you, but I know how you feel Fin's Son and family are live in NZ
    Photos and paintings are so very precious
    Thea xx

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    1. Hi Thea, it is a shame they live so far away, but it makes holidays and times spent together even more precious. I’m pretty sure we would never have visited Australia if they did not live there. Do you get out to NZ very much? xx

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  12. OK, so everyone's already used the adjectives I had in mind: adorable, beautiful, sweet. What joy they must bring you and all their loved ones.

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    1. That’s OK, you can use those words as many times as you like – they are all true! (O: Thank you for your comment.

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  13. Oh Barbara, so sweet! Those little feet!
    I see not only your granddaughters are lovely but their mum and dad also take the time to motivate them to make these great drawings that mean a lot for you.
    Besos!

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    1. Hello Silvina, the girls are very lucky to have such a lovely mummy and daddy, and we are very lucky to have them. Thank you for your sweet comment. Barbara

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  14. Lilly Grace and Zoe Rose are just adorable. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your granddaughters with us. I love the butterfly card and plan to tell a few of my friends to do it! Too cute. :) They are lucky to have you for a grandma. :)

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    1. Awww thank you Stephanie that is such a lovely thing to say but in truth, I feel lucky to have Zoe and Lilly as granddaughters.

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    1. Hi Gyle, indeed they are! :)

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    2. Sorry Gayle! My fingers got a bit tongue tied when I replied to your comment.

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  16. Those are such lovely things to receive, and they are such sweet children with lovely names!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay, I agree with everything you say (well I would wouldn't I!) :)

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  17. Oh, just way too adorable. What a cute and loving idea. Your grandchildren are adorable.

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    1. Thank you Donna, we feel very blessed.

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  18. How adorable not to mention very thoughtfull. Australia is a long ways away but little gifts like this shorten the distance. LOve teh photographs of the children too. Thanks so much for sharing your joy.

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    1. It was my absolute pleasure! Thanks so much for your comment.

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  19. Hello dear Barbara, that has to be the sweetest idea I have seen in ages...your precious butterfly baby picture. It must have been quite a procedure to get the little footprints on the page like that. Your grand-daughters are so very sweet., what a wonderful blessing. Facebook is just marvelous for keeping in touch easily with separated family. Such an simple way to leave a message, see pictures & keep up with the day to day things...which really, are the most important bits. Every blessing to you all. Much love Catherine x0x0x

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    1. Hello Catherine, I often wonder how we managed before Facebook, thank goodness for Mark Zuckerber and his colleagues! I know Facebook sometimes gets a bad press, but it’s a brilliant way for families to stay in touch. Thank you for all your kind words. xxx

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  20. That's one of the most moving and uplifting posts I've read for a very long time, Barbara. What very beautiful children and how very blessed you all are. xx

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    1. Thank you Marilyn that is such a lovely thing to say! We count our blessings every single day, and the family are always at the top of the list. xx

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  21. ~ This is a beautiful post, dear Barbara..
    I could feel the love through the verses of the poem here..
    ~ Yes the likes of face book does come into it's own with such distances as Australia!! It must have been terrible in days gone by waiting for Mr postman to deliver news from our families so far away...
    ~ Those little faces are just adorable! YOU are indeed a lucky Nanny!
    Hugs and autumnal kisses xx Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria! I could not agree more – I am a VERY lucky Nanny. Autumnal hugs and kisses are always nice – so here are some for you. 0xxx0xxx0

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  22. Oh goodness, they could not be any cuter!!

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  23. They really are gorgeous - I love the photos at the wedding. I think the one of Lilly Grace is good enough to use professionally - it reminds me of the posters I'd put on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager. The butterfly picture is wonderful - you have a lot of artistic talent there!

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    1. Hi Sharon, our daughter-in-law is very artistic, and it looks as though the girls are going to follow in her footsteps. She also took the ‘photos so will be delighted by your comment.
      Thanks so much for calling in. Barbara.

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  24. So sweet! Both the babies and thoughtfulness of their Mommy and Daddy. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Angela I completely agree! Barbara

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Barbara xx

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