One Year Older

September 16, 2011

Wednesday was my birthday. And it was delightful.

I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of enjoying my birthday – it doesn’t have to be a huge affair, it just makes me happy to be having a birthday.

I went for a run with some friends, Ella slept in until almost eight, we had a nice waffle and cider syrup breakfast before Bart went to work. Kayla wrote this lovely post about me. Have I mentioned how much I LURVE Kayla?

Ella took two two-hour naps, we went out for lunch (free sandwiches from Firehouse and Schlotzky’s), and then Landen and Adam came over to babysit while Bart and I went out to do a little shopping (shoe shopping! my favorite!) and to dinner.

Then we came home, opened some lovely gifts (if you think the dress Merrick made ELLA is cute, wait until you see the one she made me – I’ll take pictures sometime this weekend), and went to bed.

And the fun isn’t over yet – Ralphie’s having a little birthday lunch for me today and then this weekend? There will be this:

Image from Martha Stewart

Bart is dubious, but I spit upon his dubiousness. What in the world is there to be dubious about? (Also, the best part of a birthday is I can make whatever dessert I want and not care if he’s skeptical). I am deeply indebted to Natalie at Perry’s Plate for posting about this cake.

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  • Reply Reading (and chickens) September 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Happy (belated) Birthday!

  • Reply Merrick September 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Dude. That cake looks AMAZING. Mascarpone whipped cream?? I'm dying.

    And can I just say for the millionth time that I'm SO GLAD you like your dress? Cause I am.

    Have a great time at your party today!

  • Reply Erica September 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    So I'm gonna make those banana coconut muffins this weekend, so how about you give me a slice of that cake and I'll give you a muffin. Deal?

    North Meets South

  • Reply tootie September 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Happy belated birthday! And that dessert looks amazing! Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply Jenny September 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love my birthday too. Sounds like you had a great day and have a fun cake to look forward to.

  • Reply Peaceful Reader September 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely day. I can't wait to see the photo of your new dress.

  • Reply Chrissie September 16, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Sounds lovely! And Ella's dress is so adorable. Can't wait to see pictures of yours – you have such a talented sister!

  • Reply Packrat September 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Kayla's tribute was lovely. Can't wait to see the dress Merrick made. Also, please have some of the cookie cake for me, okay? Enjoy the rest of your birthday celebrations.

  • Reply Karina September 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Best friends really are the best! You're so lucky!

  • Reply kristen September 16, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    so I WAS right about September! definitely one of the best months! happy birthday!

  • Reply ccr in MA September 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Happy birthday! Many of my favorite people are Virgos.

  • Reply Miri September 17, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Ohhh my goodness, Janssen. THAT CAKE. It seems like I shouldn't be quite as excited about it as I am… Why does it look so amazing??? I must try it as soon as possible.

  • Reply Jodi September 17, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Happy Birthday! September is the month of birthdays- I have 6 in my family all in a row. And my that cakes looks fantastic. Chocolate chip cookies are the best…Taylor would say it's "too much", but too much be danged!

  • Reply Lisa September 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Happy birthday! I am loving the chocolate chip cookie cake.

  • Reply Elsha September 18, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Happy birthday!

  • Reply Mia September 18, 2011 at 3:08 am

    BIRTHDAYS ARE THE BEST!!! Happy birthday! I'm glad you had a great one.

  • Reply Katie Rich September 18, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Happy Birthday! I can't wait to hear how the cake turned out.

  • Reply emandtrev September 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Happy Birthday again! It all looks and sounds amazing, dress and good eats included.

  • Reply heidikins September 19, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    That cookie cake is the epitome of awesome!


  • Reply Lisa September 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I wished you happy birthday too early, cause FACEBOOK TOLD ME TOO.

  • Reply megan September 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    K, that cookie cake does look awesome. What's wrong with Bart? 🙂

  • Reply Michelle September 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Egads, those cookies look outstanding! Happy belated birthday sounds like it was a good one. 🙂

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