2017. június 10., szombat

Back To The Plans

After the birthday dinner guests came to Rosemary Hill: John (Jane's older brother) and his whole family. While the boys went to the garden to play football, the girls stayed in the house to talk a bit. 

Lizzy brought a giant bear with her.
Lizzy: This is for April. I chose it in the toy store.
Emma: He is nice. What is his name?
Lizzy: I don't know. April should name him.
Emma: She can't speak, Lizzy. I am sure she would name him Winnie. But I have a Winnie already so I think Paddington would be fine...

Jane: So good to see you again!
Elinor: We miss you, too! But you know how much work is it with three kids... Especially when you have a son like Danny...
Jane: I can imagine that...

Lizzy: Po!
Emma: Oh, nooo, Po is a bamboo bear. Black and white.
Lizzy: Than Yogi Bear. He is brown.
Emma: My favorite is Boo Boo.
Lizzy: Mine is Cindy. But she is a girl. Are you sure it is a boy bear?
Emma: Yes. She is brooown.
Lizzy: Rupert is also a boy but he isn't brown. He is white.
Emma: No, he is grey.

Elinor: And what about the wedding?
Jane: It is time to spin everything. Charles has a cousin, Francie, who is a wedding planner. She comes to town next week so we can discuss about it. Nevertheless we don't want to make too big event.
Elinor: I can understand it. And your dress?

Jane: I have a sweet friend, who helped me find the best one. Her name is Elora Sheperd. The dress will be beautiful... And white...
Elinor: Finally, a wedding in white dress! I remember, when you and Mark... Well, you didn't have a normal outfit then.
Jane: We didn't have the money or the time for that. Mark was before a tour with his band.
Elinor: Oh, yes... I am sorry to speak about it...
Jane (laughing): Never mind! It was true! But that is history now.
Elinor: John and me are always talking about how good is that you two are so happy together.

Jane: And you? Is everything all right?
Elinor: Yes... Perhaps...
Jane: Perhaps what???
Elinor: Nothing, really. Let's talk about the big day. Would you like bridesmaids?...

Emma: Oh that is hopeless..
Lizzy: So let's name him Big Brown Bear.
Emma: That is boooring...

Lizzy: Okay, I don't have any idea. Maybe we should let April to choose a name.
Emma: It will take a long time.
Lizzy: After all, this is HER toy bear.
Emma: Okay. Let's see what Willy and Danny play outside with Chazzy and Uncle John.
Lizzy: That was your best idea today.

And the girls let April to play alone inside with Mommy and Aunt Elinor. With Bunny, who also don't have a proper name...

To be continued... :) 

2017. június 3., szombat

We Are Back - And Back To April

We had a very busy few month - half a year. We moved to our first own Home - that still gives us a lots of work, but we really LOVE it! :)

Back to our sweet family: we owe you some stories from Spring. One of them is the baby's first birthday! And let me tell her name - before the birth everyone started to call her April Child, and then in short: April, so Charles and Jane decided to keep this and named her so. Maybe it is a little crazy but they really like it. :)

On her first birthday, April, her parents and big sister, Emma sat down to the dining table. Charles made a fantastic rose cake to his beloved daughter. 

They all sing 'Happy Birthday', April liked it very much!

She couldn't wait for the cake which smelled so good and looked so yummy!

Charles: You'll get your presents and cake after that, just Mommy makes some pictures of the roses.

Charles: Are you ready Honey?
Jane: A moment, and I'll put down the camera... Ready!

Jane: This cake is so wonderful! Daddy is a real pastry chef :) Dear, you should change your job...
Charles: You've told me this many times but still believe it is just a joke.
Jane: Oh, no! I know you like your business and are good at programming. But I really think you do a great job in the kitchen. My friends are envious now and say that I have a fantastic husband. 
Charles: Oh please, stop it.
Jane: All right...

Jane: Sorry, my dear, you would like to taste it, aren't you? But first...

Jane: Happy birthday, April! I love you so much!
Emma: Mommy, it is my turn!

Emma: Happy birthday, lil' Sis! I bought you a new ball.

Emma: Chazzy, would you take a photo of us together?
Charles: Okay, look here! April, look at Daddy! Nice.

Emma: Mommy, when will my birthday be?
Jane: In September, dear. Five month more.
Emma: It is soooo loooong...
Charles: Time flies, Emma. You will get over it soon.
Emma: Chazzy, will you make a birthday cake for me also?
Charles: Of course, Princess.

Charles: Happy birthday, April. You are a clever little girl.

Emma: Mommy, can I help April to open her present?
Jane: No, let her try it first. She can take off the wrapping herself easily.
Emma: Do you know what I would like to get for my birthday?

Jane: Yes, I know because you have already told me. Now eat a slice of the cake.
Emma: And Mommy, when will Granny and April's Granny come?

Jane: They all will come tomorrow. Today it is just our little celebration.
Emma: I would like Daddy to come for my celebration...
Jane: I know, Sweetie. We will ask him what he wants in time, I promise.

After the meal they took some photos more. First the siblings sat down to the sofa together.

Then Jane and Charles made some selfie.

And some more...
... the whole happy family.

See You next time! To be continued... ;) :) 

2017. január 1., vasárnap

1th January 2017

After celebrating the new year, this is the first breakfast - almost lunch in 2017. The family is full of plans for the future.

Charles: ...So we have to renew the house in Spring.
Jane: I know. And Sweetie turns one so soon... I would like to take a little break in April to celebrate her first birthday calmly.
Charles: Of course. We don't have to hurry so much, her birthday is more important. Emma, you want some more juice?
Emma: Yes, thank you.

Jane: And what about the wedding's date? Your parents have asked me a few days ago if we did the decision yet.
Charles: What would you think for the best day?
Jane: I think June would be fine.
Charles: Okay. I am not so good at wedding planning, what are the first steps?
Jane: Don't worry, I will call some places to find the proper restaurant and will call the registrar, too.

Charles: Do we need a wedding planner?
Jane: I don't know... I have to think about it... Maybe it will be too expensive.
Charles: ...Oh, I almost forgot it! I have a cousin, Francie, who is a wedding planner. I haven't seen her for ages... I can call her if you want.
Jane: A cousin?? It would be great!! Emma, dear, eat the radish too, please. 

Charles: Francie and me spent the holidays always together in the house of our grandparents. Chris was much more younger than us so it seemed that I had an older sister. These were great holidays...
Jane: Oh, I would love to meet her. 
Charles: I will call Mom later to ask her telephone number.
Jane: So with a little bit of luck I will have some help for organizing everything. So can you look after the house?

Charles: Yes. Yours the wedding and mine the house, it is a big deal. Christopher promised to help me.
Jane: And you know that John is also always ready for join. Just call him, too.
Charles: All right. Mom for the phone number, Francie for the big day and John for the house. Fine. Just do not forget.
Jane (laughing): I will remind you anyway.

Emma: Will you have a white dress on the wedding day?
Jane: I am not sure. You know, I had a white dress once...
Emma: I know, I saw it on the picture with Daddy.
Jane: Maybe I choose a blue one, or a pale pink...
Emma: Nooo, a bride HAVE to wear a white dress, Mom!!
Jane: We will see...
Charles: I do not understand it but I think you would be beautiful in any colour!
Jane: Thank you, dear...

So the family finished the breakfast and enjoyed the new year's first day together. Jane and Charles both knew that there are very busy months ahead...

To be continued... :) 

2016. december 22., csütörtök

Merry Christmas! - 2016

Just a few days before Christmas...
It was a long time since we left the residents of Rosemary Hill, and I know I owe You some stories about Jane and Charles. This little family's life was as busy as mine, but now, they can also rest a bit and enjoy the holidays. 

Jane's 35th birthday has come and she got the most beautiful gift: they became a bigger family. Her baby girl is eight months old now, looks like her father, Charles, who is very proud. Emma turned six and next year will go to school. She loves her sister and always would like to take care of her alone, without their mother's help. The baby is calm and cheerful. She enjoys the love and care that surrounds her. 

This year they bought a really big Christmas tree. The whole family had a funny time decorating it with the old ornaments Jane took out of a shoebox. 

It was time to make some new family photos.

Charles made also a selfie of themselves: 

Then they sat down to the table and lit the four candles on the Advent wreath:

There are busy days ahead: hard working, moving again, preparing for the wedding, changes in physical world and also in mind to get a better and less stressful life. But these few days before Christmas are still theirs, together in peace and love.
Dear Readers, Followers, Friends and Dolly Fellows!
We wish You a heartwarming and joyful Merry Christmas! Big hugs from Rosemary Hill! :) 

To be continued... ;) :)

2016. szeptember 17., szombat


Our little story stopped a few month ago so I owe You some to tell.
It was in the beginning of April when Jane and Charles decided to make some changes in their home. Mainly because they got wooden pallets with the help of Christopher. Charles thought it would be great to make new furnitures for the living room so he compiled a sofa. They still needed a mattress but it worked with beddings also very well. 

The second reason that there was a guest on way who will spend time with them for a while. Charles went to the airport to pick up this guest...

She was an elegant woman with short black hair. She wore red pantsuit and carried a big suitcase. 

Charles greeted her with a kiss and big hug.

Charles: Hello, Mom. Welcome here.

Rosie: Oh, my dear! I am so happy to arrive. I missed you so much...

Charles: Is everything all right?

Rosie: Oh, no... One of my suitcases... It seems it lost or they brought it to the wrong plane. Very annoying.

Charles: Don't worry. I'll ask them at the customer service.

Rosie: It is just what I needed...

Charles: Never mind, Mom. You know what, I'll call Francie. Maybe she can help us to act quickly.

Rosie: Look how short my mind is... You are right, after all your cousin works at this airline. When I am nervous I can't thinking.

Charles: Good. Now let me show our new car. Last time you didn't see it.

Rosie: And your brother? Where is he now?

Charles: He isn't in town. You know he would come with me but he couldn't cancel this meeting.

Rosie: Is that a lumberjack stuff or something with a normal job?

Charles: Don't do that, Mom. I don't know but sure Chris will tell you. I don't want to argue about him at the moment.

Rosie: Right... And how about Jane and the baby?

Charles: I'll tell you the news in the car. The way isn't too short to home.

At that time Jane sat in the living room to rest a bit before her mother-in-law arrives. Charles asked her not to cleaning or doing anything exacting but she was a bit excited about the house. The baby was also heavy now, it hurted here and there and she couldn't sleep well for days so that was a hard time for Jane.

She had a feeling that this new baby won't be in her current residence for too long. Emma also arrived sooner so Jane closed her eyes and kindly asked her second child to stay there a little more.

'You are our April child, so be good and not born before that month...' - she sighed.

A few minutes later Emma came into the living room. She jumped onto the sofa. 

Emma: Mommy, are you sleeping? 

Jane: No I am not. Come and give me a kiss. 

Emma: What is the baby doing now? 

Jane: She have heard your voice. I think she woke up. Come and see.

Emma: She kicked me! She want me. She would like to play with me. 

Jane: I am sure. Do you love her? 

Emma: Yes. But I don't now what her name is.

Jane: We still didn't decide.

Emma: Decide??? Chazzy and you? Why do you have to decide it? 

Jane: When a child is born, they parents give him or her a name. So did we with your daddy when you was born. 

Emma: I think we should name her Barbie. Or Hermione.

Jane: These are beautiful names but we prefer Charlotte or Kate. We couldn't decide yet. What do you think of this two names? 

Emma: I think Hermione or Sleeping Beauty would be better. She isn't kicking now. Good night, baby! 

She gave  a kiss to her mommy's belly. After a few minutes they could hear the family car arriving. 

They heard the door and some quick steps coming closer.

Jane: Rosie! I was beginning to worry that the plane was delayed.

Rosie: Good to be here, Jane. Oh no, the plane arrived in time but there was some confusion with my packages. 

Jane: Oh, no...

Rosie: Charles is speaking by phone with his cousin, Francie. Do you know her? 

Jane: Not yet, but I know she works as a stewardess.

Jane: And how was your flight? 

Rosie: Pretty good. And you? Charles told me that the baby growing fast. How is my little grandchild? 

Jane: We are well, thank you. I am just tired a lot. 

Rosie: Oh, I remember... Chris was the bigger baby but Charles was the strongest. He made everything sooner than the others. 

Jane: I hope you will tell me more about his childhood. Please, sit down.

Rosie: It will be a long story... And Emma? Where are you, my dear? I brought you a little gift. 

Emma: I am here, Rosie. 

Rosie: How big girl you are, sweetheart! I didn't see you since Christmas. So the gift is because I have heard that you would like to be a doll-collector. It is my childhood doll, Polly. She is very old but I hope you will love her as much as I did.   

Emma: I love her!! Thank you, Rosie!! 

Jane: What a beautiful present! I see her skirt is the original one. Go and play with her in your room Emma, we would like to chatting a bit before dinner.

Jane: How is your husband? 

Rosie: My man is very well, thank you. He is very busy now. If only Chris could help him but he won't ever follow his father I am afraid. It makes him so sad...

Jane: I hope he can join us soon. I would like to introduce you my mother. I thought if it won't be too tiring you could meet her tomorrow. 

Rosie: It would be my pleasure. Ah, I can hear Charles ended the phone conversation. Here he is.

Charles entered the room and sat down. 

Charles: Just as I thought, Your suitcase is on another plane... I told that Francie and fortunately she can bring it with her in the weekend. Was there anything important in it? 

Rosie: Oh, some gifts from your father and me and a few clothes... It is so unpleasant...

Jane: Never mind. If you need someting we can help. 

Charles (laughing): At least everybody will get to know each other before the baby is coming. Jane hasn't met my cousin yet. 

Rosie: On the way home in the car Charles told me your new wedding plans. I think it is a clever decision to wait a half year or so. You will have a lot to do after she was born. 

Charles: We don't have to hurry. The baby's and Jane's health is more important. 

Rosie: And now I am also here to help. 

Jane: Thank you, Rosie. 

Charles: Mom, I show you the guest room. You can rest a bit while I am prepaing the meal. 

Rosie: Good, just first, let me take some family portrait to your father. I think he can't wait the news so I would like to call him and send the pictures. 

So they took some photos: 

Charles: How are you, dear? 

Jane: I feel very tired... But very hungry, too. 

Charles: My poor thing... I need just ten minutes to finish the dinner.

Jane: I saw that you have tried something new.

Charles: Yes, I didn't make seafood before. I hope you will like it, darling.

Jane: Sure. I don't know what to do without you...

Charles (laughing): Or what to eat. You are expecting a baby and still so skinny... 

Jane: Just give me a kiss before leave...   

Charles: Be careful or I won't go to finish the food...

Jane: Really? 

Charles: I missed you all day.  

Jane: I love you...

Charles: Me too...

Jane: Just go now...

Charles: Just promise to save some kisses for me after dinner. Yesterday you fall asleep before I went to bed. 

Jane (laughing): You were in the bathroom for ages. I heard you singing, it was my lullaby.

Charles: This night I will hurry. Ten minutes babe. 

To be continued... :)