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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Yesterday this showed up in our house:

Yes, it was my birthday! Caleb and Mickael picked out this cake for me (after a brief discussion of a Batman cake) and I think it's just perfect. First of all, it's chocolate. Second, check out the princesses! Cinderella is my favorite movie ever, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) had some issues with a spinning wheel, and Belle (Beauty and the Beast) is the first brunette princess! (Snow White had black hair, not brown and is probably my least favorite Disney princess.) I know it probably killed Caleb to pick out a princess cake, but I thought it was really sweet. Oh, and guess what? Cinderella's skirt lights up! Because it's not a truly happy birthday until a princesses' skirt lights up. Or something.

I also have to show you what Mickael and Caleb got me:

A whole box full of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece! I'm going to do a Hexagon blanket after I finish The Babette and that's what these are for. There are a couple of other colors I want to add to the pile but this gives me the majority of the colors I need. (I've tucked in a couple of partial skeins I had in my stash from previous projects too, that's why there are some smaller looking skeins on the left.) For now, I'll just stare at all the pretty colors in the box until it's time to start the blanket!



Anonymous Joyce said...

I like Belle because she loves to read!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

How sweet that he picked the princesses! Belle is definitely my fav too as a brunette who likes to read. And nice yarn haul. Happy Birthday!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Mindy said...

Belle could use the resources on the side of your blog... :) Mindy

12:06 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your day was wonderful. I've knit with that yarn and it is lovely. Enjoy.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Micky said...

Beautiful colors. I love that yarn! Nothing like cake and smooshy yarn.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

happy birthday!! What a fun cake and great yarn gift!

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! What a treat for your boys to choose a cake with princesses.

I have been crocheting the hexagon squares for potholders but thinking about making an afghan too. I will be watching for yours.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

Happy Birthday! Isn't it wonderful to be surrounded by Enablers?

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

Happy, happy birthday! Throw in a "chocolate" skein and your cake and gift will match :)

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! What a wonderful surprise to discover we share a birthdate! :)

Hope your day was a special as your cake.

(I'm loving the Babette and the Hexagon looks wonderful, too.)

5:21 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

What wonderful boys you have at your house. :) Happy Birthday.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Roz said...

Squee! It's your birthday week!

8:11 PM  
Blogger KnitFloozy said...

Happy Birthday! You will love knitting with the cotton fleece!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Balwearie said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

4:53 PM  

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