Monday, September 7, 2015

Birthday spoiling

It was my birthday last week. I love birthdays, and I love them even more now that I have children. They are so excited and it's fun to share special days with them. I was woken early (4am!) by Jimmy demanding a feed, and since he refused to settle afterward I had an early start to the day. Even the fact that Ellie had brought home a cold from daycare and shared it with the entire household didn't dampen my enthusiasm. It was a great day. I am past the time when I thought birthdays were about big parties, late nights and huge celebrations, so I really enjoyed a quiet day spent with my family.

I got out of bed in the morning to be greeted with a  surprise bunch of flowers. Ellie croakily sang Happy Birthday in her creaky morning voice, and Jimmy yodelled alongside of her (nothing sounded sweeter to my ears though!).
Lovely words and chocolate treats, and a new coffee plunger to replace the one Mr Fork accidentally broke a few days earlier.
Plenty of snuggles, plenty of lovely greetings and acknowledgements from special people, as well as some cake! Mr Fork sourced some vegan cupcakes from a favourite baker for the day. This one is a coconut rough flavour and it was deeeeeelicious!
This is a gluten free chocolicious cupcake (I am not gluten free, but this cupcake happened to be). Choc-tastic!

And, well, I may have been gifted a book so I could officially join the adult colouring in craze. Which is probably a good thing because I was colouring some of Ellie's pages before this and getting possessive when she wanted to mess it up join in. So now I have my own book and my own colouring implements and everyone is happy!

6 comments:

  1. what a lovely birthday and well done on the replacement coffee plunger! I saw some of those adult colouring books yesterday, one was on Paris, another was Japan-- I was so tempted to get one even though I don't have much patience for drawing/colouring!

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    1. Thanks! Life wasn't pleasant without coffee :-)
      I'm slowly developing patience... it's quite calming colouring in the little intricacies. Do it!

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  2. Happy birthday Lisa! It sounds delightful and those cupcakes look delicious. Nice to see you've joined the adult colouring craze too :-)

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    1. Thanks Kari. Those cupcakes were amazing. I think large amounts of icing make the difference - I'm a bit stingy when I ice my own cakes!

      What colouring book(s) do you have? :-)

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  3. happy birthday - flowers cupcakes and colouring in sound much nicer than parties and late nights

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    1. Thanks Johanna. I think so too. My idea of a wild night has certainly changed!

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