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Happy Birthday Marie!

Today is Marie’s birthday.  She’s 28, which blows my mind more than a little.  I still remember that little girl who joined our family over two decades ago…  who would play under the pool table, so unsure of herself and her new family.  That girl who grew to be the center of my world for a very long time…  whom I would make time to sing with every time I visited home after I moved out.  Her favourite song for a while was “There’s a big green monster under my bed”.  She’d giggle like mad as I did all the actions, and then we’d have to do it all again.  I remember her singing at my wedding…  I was fine all during the ceremony, the toasts, the reception, but her singing “You are my sunshine” had me fighting back the tears.  Then we had Lily-Ann, and there really was no choice at all.  It was a no brainer.  Lily-Ann is Lily-Ann Marie.  And oh those two get on each others nerves at times.  LOL  But it definitely gets better as the kid gets a little older, and can understand how special Marie is.

So…  anyway…  Today is Marie’s birthday.  And here we are singing the happy birthday song as my sister Riki carries in the cake:

One of Marie’s favourite jokes, and it’s one that is all her own, is to say your name repeatedly…  wait for you to give her your undivided attention, and for the room to go quiet, then both say and sign “flashlight”.  So, without fail, someone always gives her a flashlight for her birthday.  She loves them, and it only fuels her little gag.  This year the joke ended up being on us, as she’s sure that our gift is a cellphone:

Over all?  I’d say it was a successful party for someone who means the world to us.  🙂

Happy Birthday Marie!!!!

You make me crazy.  😉

Happy Birthday Damon!

Sending out birthday wishes to my husband, the best looking guy in the province, on his 33rd birthday!

And while I have nothing but love for the man, and wish him nothing but good things…  I do have to send out a reminder as well.  For while I may be the older of the two of us, HE’S the only one with grey hair!  😉  Love you honey!  You and your salt n’ pepper locks.  😛

Blowing out the Candles

 

A vegan cake, a birthday dinner, and an absentee brother…

The title about says it all.

Today the girlie and I had a ton of fun making cakes.  We did up two 8×8 vegan cakes, a white and a chocolate.  When they’d cooled we made some frosting, and the wee girlie decorated to her hearts content.  I wrote my brothers name on the cake, and she drew an alligator… both of which were promptly covered in sprinkles and little candies.

Being the age that he is though, the birthday boy never made an appearance.  I can’t be too upset though…  it’s not like we actually made plans for tonight.  I just kinda hoped he’d come be home.  So Damon, the girlie, Marie, Jewles, Ron, Steven, and our friend Shaun all enjoyed Wilson’s birthday dinner and his birthday cake.  It was good.  Don’t worry though.  We saved him some.  😉

The cake.

A peek inside the cake.

If you are interested in the recipes I used here they are:

Chocolate Layer – http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6686.0

White Layer – http://www.vegan-food.net/recipe/289/White-Cake-Version-2/

The icing was just a simple icing sugar frosting.  🙂

Night all!

Happy birthday Wilson.  We missed seeing you tonight.  Love you loads, and hope you’re having a fabulous birthday with your friends.

Happy birthday Dad.  We missed seeing you too.  Hope you are having the time of your life in Cuba with mom.  Love you lots.  We’ll see you when you get home.

Happy Birthday Bug!

My little sister is 16 years old today.

Jewles, you make my travels interesting, and keep me laughing.  Thanks so much for being such a great Auntie, and for sharing with Lily-Ann even when you don’t always feel like it.  Here’s hoping the next 16 years are as wonderful as the last.  Love you tons…  now and always.  Happy birthday Bug!

Lily-Ann and her Auntie, opening the present the wee girlie picked out.

Happy Birthday Bug!

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