Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Main Players

Since the twentieth of November, we've had three birthdays in our family, which have kept us running, organising and scratching for gift-money.  Firstly, the Machinist.  I love this pic of him.  My verile, hands on, get-the-job-done man (if you know what I mean).  Gulp.  We celebrated his birthday poolside.



Secondly, my dear dad - aka - Grandpa, who just turned 84 and still has an active mind - especially when it comes to his favourite topics: Politics and Christianity.  (He's knowledgeable in most things, but those two are his first-loves).


Finally, my middle child, Sarah-Mechelle - aka - Miss Marple.  Let's just say she has a knack for figuring things out.  My homegirl just turned 21 and she still doesn't have a key to our (front) door.  Please don't hate me for putting your pic on my blog, Poppet.  Love you. Mean it.



There's still two more family members to go before the end of the year, but I'll be sure to embarrass feature them here on the Machinist's Wife's blog. 

Oh, and in addition to our birthday-busy-ness, we've also been working on the Shop.  More pics of that to come tomorrow....

9 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

Three generations of a lovely family.

Ken Devine said...

Hi Helen
Nice to meet some of the family! I thought I had a busy time around Christmas...then I read your blog!

Looking forward to more pics.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Your family is absolutely gorgeous-

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog- I really appreciate it! xo

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Aww can you send that husband around here. He looks mighty handy! I need a husband to fix things everywhere. What lovely pictures of all three members of your tribe. Your daughter is beautiful. xx

French Fancy said...

I love seeing family pics and yours are an attractive lot - come on, more please and don't let your daughter beat you up - she's lovely and we can all see her now

sp.ajay said...

belated happy birthday to all of them...

family looks beautiful!

ADRIAN said...

TMW..You are due a fortune, if your pies turn out half as tasty as your offspring. That should drop you in it!! Children are all the same' ignore their parents but never fail to check their blogs!

JPT said...

I like the '3 Lions' shirt - even though I'm Welsh!

The Machinist's Wife said...

Alan, thanks for the lovely comment. It's very kind of you.

Ken - I really DO intend putting more pics on the pie shop blog, but will let you know when I do via TMW

Jennifer - thanks for your kindness, and I'm so glad things have worked out for you and yours.

Josephine - The Machinist was thrilled with your comments. He really is a handy man to have. I trained him well, yes? tee hee...

FF - Thankfully, my daughter didn't beat me up! HA..and this spurs me to post more of her..hmmmm...

sp.ajay - thanks for the birthday wishes. I've let them all know and they are delighted.

Adrian - Oh, wouldn't a fortune be luvverly? Tasty offspring, tasty pies. Good combination and enough to thrill the customers. You're right = my girls have each post sent to their email address.

JPT - My brother gave the Machinist the T shirt. I've always liked it on him, even though he is a South African.