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Friday, August 29, 2008

photostory friday - you're never too old to have a birthday cake with pink icing on it

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

when i posted this pic on wednesday, one of my commenters mentioned the fact that i probably needed high speed film to capture the moment. of course she was right!
this was taken directly before the one above...
and this one straight after
so last friday i talked about how the last 19 years had disappeared in a flash. mostly good, although some days my forehead is flat from banging it against a brick wall...but of course all that is forgotten on the morning of the birthday when the entire family clamour on our super king bed for the present opening.

this is one of those traditions we created without really realising it. this time one of the girls pondered the day when we wouldn't all fit on the bed...
a large mink blanket was on her wish list. check!
she couldn't quite believe that we'd given her a new cellphone for her birthday.
out with the old (right), and in with the new!
then it was off to our favourite curry restaurant for dinner. what to have.....
because it's all SO YUMMY!!!
usually, they behave very well in public
usually...

i thought this was a nice spot for an intimate dinner for two...but if anyone was sitting next to us, that wasn't gonna happen!!!
and then there was the birthday cake, that i decorated from the kiddie birthday cake book on a whim. as i was squeezing the 19 candles onto the top of the cake, i pondered when one stops placing 'candles for years'. maybe 21? revisited at every birthday ending with a zero after that?
she managed to blow them all out with one breath
it was vanilla cake with 'made from scratch' frosting. super sweet!!!

27 comments:

Cecily R said...

Sounds like a divine birthday all around.

And high speed film or not, I LOVE LOVE that first shot!

Alexandria said...

Awesome pictures! What a fantastic brthday :D

DoodleBunz said...

Goodness...I hope the next 14 years don't go too quickly. Just looking thru your pics makes me realize that SHOOT! She's 5 already! Congrats on a beautiful family!

MamaGeek said...

*poof*

There went 14 years. I'd say you're right, you are NEVER too old for pink icing Sue! Fantab shots.

Mandy said...

You caught some great shots! Love them!

Mandy said...

You caught some great shots! Love them!

that girl said...

the cake looks yummy!

Indrani said...

Love those yummy flowers.
Happy Birthday!

lisaschaos said...

What a fun birthday! I like the piling on the bed idea! I miss my kids piling on the bed, they grow too fast!

Beautiful cake!

Happy birthday - late - young lady!

CrackerJacks said...

Wow, it looks like you had a wonderful time! happy Birthday and great photos!

Chris said...

Give me cake everyday! I'll bet that day when you don't all fit on the bed comes faster than you realize. So embrace every day!

Sharon said...

Looks like a great time. One of my favorite things when I was a kid was gathering on Mom and Dad's bed. Keep up the tradition.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

love the cake - and please dont' tell me how fast the years fly! I'm not ready for 19 yet!!!!!!!!

photomommy said...

I'm totally asking for a pink cake this year!

Looks like she had a great birthday! :)

Head Gaggler said...

Love the shots and that cake looks amazing!!

Shannon said...

Oh I just can't imagine what life will be like whe my baby girls turn 19. I hope I can give them as special a birthday as your precious girl got.

I simply adore the in-the-bed presents tradition. I may have to steal that one. If you ask me, everything is better in bed!!

Candy said...

what a FUN group of blessings!!!

auntiegwen said...

What a fantastic day, your daughters are beautiful, well how could they not be , with you as their mum ? xxx

Rachel said...

What a fun birthday!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Fitting that there are 19 comments right now.

The first picture is very sweet and the rest as well. Looks like a very happy birthday indeed...right up to and including the cake. :)

Peter Dyrholm said...

super sweet is super cool ;-)

Looks like a great birthday celebration :-)

Melinda said...

I like the looks of that cake- bet it tasted divine. Your girls look like a hoot to watch interact.
Have a great weekend.

Gina said...

What a wonderfully fun and perfect birthday celebration. I love the cake and the "decision" photo - so cute.

Amanda said...

What a fun way to celebrate. That cake looked gorgeous. Good job. It looks like she had a fabulous birthday. I think I want a mink blanket, too. Going to go add that to my list...

Dusty Spider said...

Lovely pictures as always Sue. I too can't believe how quickly the years go by. Hugs. Flick x

Reluctant Housewife said...

Happy birthday to your girl.

Beautiful cake, Sue. Well done. It's wonderfully whimsical.

Working mum said...

Looks like a great birthday. Lucky girl! and lucky mum!