Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm makin' a cake....

...a birthday cake. For Brandi, my youngest. She's going to be 32 tomorrow.

And she's the YOUNGEST??

I think I need the cake - after all I have survived her terrible two's. Her awkward pre-teen years. Her never-ending-heavy-sigh-eye-rolling- teen-years.

And know she is a wife and Mother. To Ella.
Ella Ireland to be exact.
Pretty child, doncha think?

And a nice lookin' Santa, too!
He "danced" with her at the mall in New Jersey.

Santa must be tired when he gets to the mall in Utah, because all he does is sit.
But that's OK - he's not as young as he used to be. ( are any of us??)

Heather, my friend and cake-class-com padre, made these adorable pipe cleaner trees for me....
They are individual pipe cleaners, cut ans put into Styrofoam - can you imagine?
These will be a treasure for a long time to come. Handmade with love and patience.
And to think I didn't even know she smoked a pipe!

Anyway, I'd better get to the cake - Brandi's choice - German Chocolate. And I'll try to remember what I was doing at 3:33 pm on December 19th 32 years ago.....

Happy birthday, Sweetie!




Brandi said...

Awww, thanks mom! And no better way to spend my birthday then with my most favorite mumsy :). See ya tomorrow- I am so excited!

http://heathersharmony.typepad.com/ said...

I am so glad that Brandi is coming here! I would love to meet her! Thanks for the trees! Love, Heather

Penny said...

What a great mommy you are... and yes, Ella is beautiful. What a cool Santa to dance with her! I like the pipe cleaner trees too.