Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Birds, Birthday and Nana

Hello Everybuddy, this is a bit of a mixture today.  First is our entry for Sarge's bird competition.

Flamingo at the Adelaide Zoo

Pelicans at the Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Museum - Eagle (not sure what kind)

Galahs in Adelaide Museum

 Pterodactyl sand sculpture (does this classify as a bird?)

Thanks Sarge for hosting such a fun competition.  

Also today is my big brother Paul's birthday.  He is 25 and mum says she can't believe it.   Here he is with our angel Nana when he was about two weeks old. Happy Birthday Paul.  Love you heaps.

Today is also a very special day because it is two years since our Nana passed away.  It is a huge mixture of emotions for Mum.   This date of 22 November holds the memories of giving birth to a Son and also of losing a dear sweet mother. 

Nana holding Mum

Mum, missing your dear sweet face.

If anyone has their Mum nearby, give them a hug and tell them its from Carol because I would love to put my arms around my dear mum today.

Have a great day everbuddy.  
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
x x


  1. Beautiful bird captures, Happy Birthday to your brother, and may the memories of your mum be sweet and healing. : )

  2. Hi Carol - losing your mother is something that you are never prepared for. I lost mine to cancer 5 years ago when she was only 72. What a horrific time, I will never get over it. I miss her so much. Feel for ya mate!!

    Love the bird pics and Rubie spotted the fake bird in with the real pelican!

    Rubie's mum xx

  3. I can certainly understand the Bitter and Sweet of this date. So sorry about the loss butt I want to wish your PAUL a very VERY HAPPY BIRFDAY.
    Maybe he will get some nice Bones and Treats fur pressies...and Share them with you.
    Hey... speakin of Rubie... fur Some crazy reason I can't get her blog to open up tonight. Please ... if you comment to her... let her know that I Tried and Tried.
    No Worries

  4. A very happy birthday to your brother, and we love that sand sculpture picture! Can understand the way today makes you feel, and we loved seeing your family photographs!

  5. Beautiful bird photos! I'm sorry your Nana passed away - she looks like a very sweet lady!


  6. Happy Birthday to your brother- hope he has a nice day. Mom misses her sweet mom too, nothing quite like the love of one's mother.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. Oh your Nana was beautiful! I am sure she is watching over all of you.

    Your pal, Pip

  8. Hi there C
    Happy Birthday to Paul!
    Ironically (you probably remember anyway), my own mom passed away on the 14th Nov (2 years ago) - just before yours. You are wonderful it would be to give her a hug...just once more.
    Love your birdie pictures. Say 'Hi' to Adelaide for me.
    Sending lotsaluv

  9. Happy Birthday to Paul; we wish him a day filled with special surprises and love. And woos of loving memories for your mum as she remembers Nana. The cycle of life is bittersweet but the heart remembers what makes it worthwhile.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words of comfort. It is a scary time right now for the White Dog Army, not knowing what is happening to my brother, and your prayers are much appreciated. We could feel your support; please know it helps.

  10. I'm sure your Mum knows how much she meant to you... and I bet Nana is proud of her furry grandkids as well as the hooman ones! Deccy x

  11. Happy Birthday to your brother Paul.

    What a lovely tribute to your Nana. Truely a day to celebrate and remember the happy memories. Thank you for sharing your treasured family photos.

    Extra Big Nose Pokes
    The THugletsx

  12. (((((hugs))))) to you, Miss Carol.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  13. You never stop missing your mum, do you....

    Love the birds.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

    Happy Birthday, Paul.

  14. What a lovely collection of photos and memories of your beautiful Mum :) (((HUGS)))
    Happy Birthday to Paul!
    Luv your birds! My fav is the Pterodactyl! How cool is that?!!! Sarge is gonna luv these! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  15. Hey Stella & Rory!
    Wow, what a great birdie entry! Love that flamingo and the pterodactyl is totally the most pawesome!! Cool fur sure. Happy barkday to Paul and loving vibes to your mom today. Thanks fur joining my event and I have you in the big drawing.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  16. Happy Birthday to Paul, 25 is a fun one. The family photos were wonderful thanks for sharing. Hugs to all.
    The pterodactyl sand sculpture is awesome!

    The silvers and more

  17. I lost my mother 10 years ago...I believe a woman never truly grow up until she loses her mother!
    Thinking of you and sending a hug,

  18. Happy Birthday to Paul!
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of your mom - may you hold her memories in your heart always.
    Love the sand sculpture!

  19. OoH Miss Carol,

    We will see our grandma tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day, our mom will hug her from you and we will give her extra boxer luvins. Max is meetin' grandma fur da first time too. :) Happy birthday to Paul!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  20. Those are great pictures of your grandma! I'm lucky I still have both my grandmas and even both my greatgrandmas and I'll give them a big hug from you next time I see them.
    And oops, I almost forgot .... Happy belated birthday to Paul :) !!!
    Lots of love and special hugs and kisses

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