Thursday, February 14, 2008

Coming along -a long way!

Wow! Our house has taken on the aura of a mini florist shop now today.

Remember on Tuesday, Mandy got a delivery of flowers from her Dad in honor of her birthday - which was Monday but what the heck difference does one little day make when you're only 32 years old anyway.

Here's what the bouquet of Peruvian Lilies her dad sent her look like today. Aren't they pretty though?
And, here's a shot of the first one of these buds to blossom out.
Here's the second bloomer to peek through!

And, last night, when Mandy went upstairs to get ready for bed, this is what was laying, all wrapped up then, on her bed!

Isn't this just the prettiest shading of these roses though?

Here's both arrangements, side by side, on the dining room table. Unfortunately, with Maya and her penchant for exploring EVERYTHING, this is not where the flowers normally are sitting. Space being at a premium around here, they are relegated now to the island in the kitchen -which isn't really a very photogenic spot either, I must add. Not that our dining room table is much better though.
Suffice it to say, right now I am really impressed with both the two most important men in my daughter's life right now. I can understand why her Dad was so excited, calling to get the correct street number of our house, then calling the next night to see if the flowers arrived and calling again, two days later, to actually talk to Mandy, wish her happy birthday and hear for himself how happy she was with his gesture.

And Bill -well to be honest -I'm not all that surprised that he did this as he's been known to stop and pick up flowers for Mandy for various occasions. Sure must be nice to have men who do that for ya, ya know! I shouldn't complain about her Dad though as he did get me a live plant for Mother's Day one year while we were married. He's come a long way too, baby!

20 comments:

Vic Grace said...

Having fun with your camera I see. Lovely flowers. Nice that there is a a relationship between Mandy and her father despite the divorce.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

ahhh lovely! very very nice! and i hope you are feeling better honey!

smiles, bee
oxoxoxoxoxoxo

terri said...

The flowers are beautiful! I know about it being hard to have fresh flowers around the house. I have a cat that has the same effect on them as Maya does.

Mushy said...

Now you got that photography goin' on!

Great shots.

Linda said...

What gorgeous flowers and such thoughtful men, your daughter must be beaming from ear to ear!

OHmommy said...

Nice shots of all the flowers. I puffy heart flowers, so much. WIsh I could smell them here! LOL

Sandi McBride said...

So very nice that he finally grew up! Daughters need to have a good relationship with dad's if dad can't have one with mom...hope your day was a good one and that you're well
Sandi

Misty Dawn said...

Those flowers are beautiful and those are great photos of them too! Hmmmm, I'm 32 also!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, my friend!

Suldog said...

Very lovely. A Happy Belated Valentine's to you!

Mahala said...

How festive! We just sort of scoot past V-Day at our house. It's right up there with Father's Day on our priority list lol.

Sandy Lender said...

Just being around flowers at the grocery store yesterday was giving me a headache, so I'm thankful I don't have these in my house, but they sure are pretty to look at! Nice pictures...

Good to visit you, Jeni!
Sandy L.
"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."

Dianne said...

I love how the flowers are opening slowly and you're right, the shades are lovely.

Your photos are great!

Hammer said...

Those are really nice.

dr sardonicus said...

Nice flowers. Nice pics.

SnoopMurph said...

Beautiful flowers in lovely color and I am so happy Mandy has that connection.

Paula said...

Beautiful flowers! Hope Mandy had a wonderful day as well.
Are you feeling better? I've had a nasty bought of the flu myself. I even had to send my daycare kids home yesterday. I'm thinking todays going to be better...

Theresa said...

Glad your daughter had a nice birthday/valentines week, and as you put it "the men in her life" are not only stepping up to home plate, but actually getting a hit:)

Enjoy your florist shop:)

Smalltown RN said...

Those are beatuiful flowers....I love lilies...I bought the most interesting tulips for myself the other day...yellow and they bloom full like a peianies(sp)...I should take a photo of them....

Hope you all had a great Valentines..and wonderful weekend...

Travis said...

Beautiful flowers!

fermicat said...

Two bouquets? Lucky lady!