My daughter and I were toying with some Spring cleaning today. Well, it felt almost like Spring and the sun was out.
Cleaning with an almost 8 month old is the trick!
I dusted her vanity in the bedroom and saw this teacup holding her dangly earrings. The teacup and saucer were a gift from her friend Jenny’s shower.
I washed and dried it and replaced the earrings and thought I’m taking a photo and blogging it. The cakestand in the background holds fragrances and she had a ceramic egg carton with hairpins and buttons. A bit of a kitchen theme?
Happy Birthday Marlene! It’s a special one. I know you will have a very happy day. It is wonderful being grandmothers together. We have much to be grateful for, don’t we? Do you remember the day we met, before Mark and Erika got married? I remember it like it was just yesterday. What an exciting time and it has only multiplied over the past decade. And you share the birthdate with my mother, who would have been 99 today. Oh my.
So another round of cake- vanilla and vanilla buttercream on the front porch. I am blogging a birthday cake to you cause I have to drive your birthday card around in my car for at least another week or two. Why can’t I get the cards in the mail? Thinking of you as you celebrate. I am right behind you!!! 1-2-3-4 Cake recipe here 12:20 AM 9/3/11 p.s. just got the call that Mark Erika and the four grandchildren made it to your house just after midnight after 8 hours on the road! SURPRISE!! You called and said I GOT YOU!! What a great birthday present. I am so happy you were surprised.
(I mean it would have been nice if someone at work said Happy Birthday or they had a cake for you but having the family surprise you had to be a happy celebration!!)