Saturday, April 13, 2013

Birthday weekend

Turnin' 59 on April 14.
Bernie bought me a cake that was oh so yummy.
The candles were lit on the thirteenth.

He bought Luke a cupcake for his turning one birthday too, which actually was on  April 12.
We celebrated with him on the 13th too.

Sure, we can always celebrate together on the day between our birthdays.

Luke came home from the hospital last year on my birthday proper.
It will be hard to ever top that for a birthday present.

Still...Bernie hit it out of the ball park by taking me out for high tea after we did cake photos with Luke.
Bernie has only recently started to enjoy tea and had never experienced the pleasures of high tea.
Oh he liked it just fine.
We both did.
It was cold and rainy outside.
Inside a harpist played, and we sipped champagne, then enjoyed our tea time repast.
After a week apart, we had some catching up to do, and this was a lovely place to do it.
Last Valentine's Day I was too sick to attend a Valentine's Day tea party.
He promised me he would make it up to me.
I got to wear my Valentine's Day outfit for my birthday instead.

I did see Luke on his actual birthday.

How could I pass up a chance to spend time with that little face?

Bernie flew home late in the evening of his birthday so we went over with a birthday cupcake the next day.
The vivid frosting was declared off limits, but he did get a mouthful of cake.
All that was really important was that a first birthday with a cake and candle photo was done.
And that we have begun a tradition of celebrating our birthdays together between our two proper birthday days.
I've already decided how we will celebrate his 7th birthday.
I think he will be taking high tea with Bernie and me.
And then maybe go fishing somewhere too.
Or rock collecting.
Or mini car racing.
But definitely high tea too.
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Grandma G said...

Happy Birthday to you and your adorable little Luke! How blessed you are! Wishing you many more happy ones to celebrate together!

Lovella ♥ said...

Happy Birthday to you and Luke too! It looks like you had the best of both worlds. A quiet first birthday is not so bad and a quiet 59th even better.
Blessings on your family and may there be many more birthdays celebrated that one day between.

La Tea Dah said...

Happy birthday, Jill. You look beautiful in your Valentine's outfit. Going for "high tea" makes a birthday just perfect! It's hard to believe your little grandson is already a year old! He's darling!

Vee said...

Sweetness abounds!

Off limits? On his birthday? Hmmm...

Now I have a seven-year-old grandson and the thought of him at high tea gives me a shiver. Course the thought of me at high tea gives me a shiver, too. Ha! (We are too much the country bumpkins.)

Bernie never ceases to amaze me... Well done!

Pondside said...

High tea is one of my favourite treats. If you ever come to the Island, I'll take you to the best and cosiest place to enjoy it. You look stunning in your birthday finery! Happy Birthday!

Sara said...

Hi Jill, looks like you had a doubly Happy Birthday this year. You look very elegant in your high tea attire. That cake does certainly look very yummy, and so does Luke's lion cupcake. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, to you and to Luke too.

Rosella said...

Happy Birthday - you look amazing in your "Valentine" outfit!! That little Luke is so adorable. High teas are the best!

ellen b. said...

Very sweet! Glad you could celebrate each other!

Dawn said...

So glamourous, grandmother!!!! Happy day...a day late.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Too cute...your little Luke! Happy birthday to both of you. You look quite spiffy in your high tea get-up! Wishing you a wonderful 60th year.

Kathy said...

Happy belated birthday Jill. That cake looks amazing. How special that you and Luke can celebrate the years together. He is a darling!!! You look fabulous in your outfit...what a special treat for you.
God bless you...He delights over you and I celebrate you in this moment!

Marg said...

Sounds like a great birthday spending with the little guy...You are only 59? it's only a few days younger than me...who cares? as long as you have 'high tea' with Bernie escorting will sail right into the 60th year without any fuss. Just make more fuss!
I too, like your fashionable outfit.

Kathie said...

Fun grandma award to you!! And a belated Happy Birthday to you both. I'm sadly behind in all my blog visits but had to come over to see the little guy and his gram celebrate their day!