Wednesday, May 19, 2010

This and That

It's really very cool that the schools here in Portugal will allow you to bring a cake and celebrate your kids birthday. Brooklyn wanted me to make a giant cookie for her birthday party, but I had to make two of them because those kids LOVE my desserts! It's the sugar....the desserts here in Portugal aren't nearly as sweet as the ones we Americans make!

I always try to make something different. The kids loved the giant cookie. They said they'd never seen a cookie so big!

We celebrated mother's day the same day as you guys did in the States. Here are a few pictures from Mother's day at church.

This week has been so nice. The weather is absolutely beautiful! I'm having a hard time staying indoors.

However, I'm mothering a very sick boy that has the chicken pox....he is so pitiful. Would you say a prayer for him?

Hope you guys are enjoying your week......


Pastor and Judy Brodie said...

Dear Nina,
Enjoyed your pictures! So sorry about your son! Our son got chicken pox when he was 16 yrs. old. He was MISERABLE!!!!
I prayed for your son AND YOU ... :)
Love, Judy

Dani Joy said...

Gotta love those cookie cakes! Awesome job! and awesome way to get into the schools!

Justice does look like he has had a time of it. but look at that smile! ;)

well, gotta go to class we just got back from a quick picnic lunch cause its so sunny. Played soccer and got some sun! burned over 150 calories too! jeje..

Love ya!!!

Jill said...

Poor chicken pox boy! He must be miserable. Praying for him and you!

Jen said...

Ahhh, poor guy! Praying he feels better real soon!

Betty said...

Awe, poor little guy! I hope he´ll be feeling better soon. I have a similar picture of my daughter when she had the chicken pox. Looong time ago.... :)
What a great idea to make a giant cookie. Looks like they loved it. Great pics!

the domestic fringe said...

I feel SO bad for your baby. I have been praying for him. I hope they don't last too long. Thankfully your other kids had the shot and won't get it. Glad your weather is great. The cookies look scrumptious!


The Hat Chick said...

Wow, he really has a big case of the pox. Praying he comes out of it soon. Love the bog cookie....nothing like a sugar fix to please the kiddos.

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Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A happy belated birthday! What great and giant birthday cookies :o)

And a belated Mother's day! Aw! your little guy still looks so cute and happy, in spite of the chicken pox!

Blessings & Aloha!