> m.e: Today I am grateful for...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Today I am grateful for...


B i r t h d a y s 


especially kid's birthdays as the joy they show cannot be described, the look in their eyes, the smiles, *


 the amazement, the surprise, the fact that they must touch everything


 leftover cake (vegan chocolate & vanilla with fondant dinosaurs)


and waking up and realising daddy is home and then enjoying some precious scruffing together

Hope you've had a grateful kind of day, pop round to Ms Maxabella for some more gratefulness.

Enjoy your week lovely friends, old and new

* edited to add that it was both of my nephews birthdays, not my little ones
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38 comments:

Little Pinwheel said...

oh how sweet! I would love some leftovers! but I am sure I won't be the first person to ask for a piece! beautiful weekend xx

nicole said...

those dinosaurs look amazing! nothing to worry about!
and that cake, well i know what i'm having for dinner :D
xo

Kate said...

mmm, that cake looks good!

Maxabella said...

Did you make that divine cake!?!? Really!???! I am SO impressed. My kids are in awe. Oh no, Max wants a dinosaur cake just like it for his next birthday. Should never have shown them!!!! Help! x

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Lovely xo, nothing like Daddy being home! My kids get confused with shift work changes, so feel extra surprised at times! Happy birthday to your little man! xo

CurlyPops said...

The dinosaur cake turned out so cool! Wowee it looks absolutely delicious too.
Hope you had a fantastic weekend.

Catherine said...

Adorable! Such a sweet birthday cake and how lovely that the whole family is together. It does the heart good to see such a happy little home!

Hope you are having a beautiful January Cathie!
xo Catherine

delia hornbook said...

aww such a lovely post and that cake looks to yummy for words. Have a lovely family sunday, Dee x

Sarah said...

I love the photos and how they capture such wonderful memories. And the cake? well there aren't enough superlatives really.

Michelle said...

The cake is amazing - love the dinosaurs. We have had daddy home for a month now. It will be his first day back at work tomorrow and he will be missed :(

mel @ loved said...

what a fantastic cake! Happy birthday to your little one. Lovely, lovely grateful post...x

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh my god cathie, that cake is AMAZING!! and I love those dinosaurs so much it hearts.
Post as always from you xo

Cate said...

Will so not be showing my kids that cake - Snowbear was saying on friday that she wants to make a little rapunzel for the top of Monkey's b'day - you know, like they do in Ace of Cakes - and I told her that we just can't do that (so she'd better not find out that we could!!)
Looks so fab :-)
xxxCate

Sandrine said...

WOW, not sure if the dinos were edible but they are just AWESOME!What a sweet post Cathie.
Have a great week ahead x

Cherie said...

Gratefulness abounds around you Darling ... your posts are totally gorgeous♥

Sarah said...

Wow Cathie, what a gorgeous cake. I especially like the footprints. It reminds me of a book my son was given for his birthday this weekend - Harry and the Bucket full of Dinosaurs. Do you know it? Very cute for a little dino lover!

I made a chocolate cake filled with raspberries and cream for Oesch yesterday, with chocolate icing and a big number 2 on top made out of blueberries. Nothing on your creation, hmmm.... I think I might bookmark your dino cake for next year!

Have a gorgeous week

x Sarah

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

What gorgeous dinosaurs and the cake looks so scrumptious. Birthdays are awesome, for lil kids and big ones :)

kylie said...

Love the cake, is the recipe a secret?? I'd love to bake for my gluten free dairy free sisters boyfriend

Daydream Living said...

That last picture is so precious, love it!
Maureen

Bela said...

So so so soooooo pretty cake!!! Cathie, you have done another great job!!! I love it!! The images are so lovely!! Hava a wonderful week, dear! Bela

Posie Patchwork said...

Seriously, that cake was incredible, cutest dinosaurs ever!! But the shot of your children with their papa, that is beautiful. I know my children are missing out on so much with their Daddy living interstate & overseas for 3 years, but when he's home, he's HOME & all about the children, i can cope, it's different for them. As always, peace love & harmony at m.e, love Posie

koralee said...

Oh it all looks so lovely...so much love going on here today...hugs. xo

Kat said...

Those dinosaurs are awesome! Are they made from fondant? I would love to learn how to make things like that.

Beky said...

Awwwww. So that's what hubby looks like. :-)

Sarah said...

THEY are PERFECT!!! What awesome awesome dinosaurs...

On the hubby front - you know how some couple just look like they match - well he looks like your match...

Libbie said...

Those dinosaurs!!! They are way too cute! & then you show the middle of the cut cake & just torture us all!!!! It looks so delicious! Love it! Those are 2 lucky boys to have YOU for an aunt!!!

Oh & that picture of your kids with Daddy!!! PRICELESS!!! It looks like the perfect gallery art!

Bec said...

Oh Cathie that looks DELICIOUS!!!! YUM!! While I dont think mine would turn out as good as that I think its a recipe I would have to try! I am earmarking this for my little mans birthday in August, he is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment and if he is anything like his sister the obsession will last for at least a few more months. Fondant dinosaurs, what on earth could be better for a little fellas birthday :)

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Cathie those dinosaurs are so cute! You did a fantastic job and that cake looks amazingly yummy! Drool!

Beach Vintage.com said...

Yummie birthday cake Cathie.

Posie Patchwork said...

Guess what gorgeous girl, you won my Japanese fabric giveaway on my Qld Flood Appeal patchwork quilt auction. Congratulations, love Posie

Natalie Christensen said...

Really sweet photos, Cathie! Thanks for sharing. :)

I love how kids get SO excited for their birthdays!

Catherine said...

Your nephews adored that cake that you made, it's beautiful and looks soo yummy. Have a wonderful day tomorrow sweetie. xo

Michaja said...

Great shots and delicious cake or at least it looks like an amazing good cake!

Emma Burgess said...

Hi Cathie,

So many things to make me smile there- thanks. Love those smiling, happy faces! Have a lovely week. Emma.

√Črica said...

Hello Cathie!
I loved your blog, very beautiful, that delicious cake!
His little enjoyed themselves!
Whenever I visit her blog, I'm from Brazil and I love the new things that you tell us ..
I would like to visit my blog because I added yours in my favorites!
Big kiss, is to God!

Erica-Blog Donna's House - http://donnadacasaa.blogspot.com

bye

Off The Peg said...

Too cute! and that cake is amazing!! :)

The Clip Cafe said...

Great shots! Love the cake :o)

Seattle Real Estate said...

Beautiful cake. Sweet family. Lift Kits I love it.