Monday, February 8, 2010

Birthday!

Today is my birthday!

Doesn't facebook sort of make you feel like some important person on your birthday...messages of birthday cheer popping in left and right!

This will come as no surprise...I love my birthday and all birthdays in general because they seem to always involved C.A.K.E.
When I was a little girl, my Grandma N. would let me pick the birthday cake I wanted out of her special cake decorating book. I thought it was the coolest thing ever--until she told me it all ended when I turned 11. What?
I cherished every special birthday cake.
When she passed away, I got a little book where she had collected pictures of all of my birthday cakes.
Here are some of my favorites:
Rocking Horse
(We used this high chair for our children, too!)
Mildly creepy clown!

Eskimo girl!
(This cake seems appropriate for the winter we're having now!)Strawberry Shortcake
This one was my favorite, but I didn't make it into the picture!

Enjoying my special birthday cake as a little girl was so fun!
Now being a mom and understanding all of the time and work that went into each cake,
the cakes mean even so much more to me.
I wish my grandma were still here so I could call her up and thank her for the special memories these cakes have made as I remember them and the special times with my family celebrating!

Do you have a special birthday memory?
Share!

4 comments:

peter marie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Those pictures are so adorable! That's so sweet that she did that for you. I can totally see you doing that for your kids too.

I don't have any extra special memories, but I just love everything about my birthday. Guess I'm kind of like a little kid in that way, huh?

Hope you are having a great day!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Happy birthday! So whose making your cake this year? ;)

une autre mère said...

Happy Birthday!!!

What a sweet grandma to make such special cakes for you! My favorite is the Strawberry Shortcake one, although I do wish you were in it too! It's so fun seeing pics of you as a little girl. :)

My favorite birthday memory was when my mom splurged for my 6-year birthday party and bought a Cabbage Patch cake for me. I was soooo excited. But on the way to the party, Trent sat on the cake box and completely smashed the doll's face. I'm still looking for some way to get even with him...

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday! Sweet cakes - what a cute little Londa you were! And such a sweet grandma. I remember getting a Cabbage Patch kid for my birthday.....it was awesome, and then I realized it was a knock-off. My mom had made it for me. Funny. It was always my favorite though. Her name was Tabitha and I still have her (in the garage) and love her! Creepy story, huh?