Saturday, June 27, 2009

It's my Birthday!!

I had started this post yesterday but it was such a busy day yesterday, that I didn't have a spare minute to finalize it.

Yes, it was my birthday. What could be better than having a visit from all the people you love so much. All my kids and grand kids were here throughout the day to bring gifts and well wishes. I love my birthday and when everyone comes around to share it with me, I feel so special.

Last week I received a great birthday gift from Friday Girl Vivian on behalf of the coffee girls. It was a fun, fun cupcake themed bag of goodies. The Martha Stewart Cupcake book has hundreds of recipes and pictures that are so inspiring. It's hard to decide which one to make first.


Yesterday, knowing that I was going to have lots of visitors I got to try out a few of the cupcake things in my gift bag. See what I made. How fun is it with the kids around when they saw them. WOW was their reaction. The lacy tops were made by boiling sugar syrup to the crack stage then drizzling out on parchment paper. You have to remember to drizzle a stick so you can actually stick the creation in the cupcake. The next time the kids come over, they can pick out their own special cupcake recipe and we can make and decorate them.

For my birthday supper, my hubby bought the biggest lobsters we've ever had. They each weighed about 2-1/2 pounds. They didn't even fit on the platters. No problemo, we broke off the claws and then they fit. We had them with coleslaw and potato salad. They were delicious and of course we have leftovers for a nice toasted lobster roll today and probably enough for a supper too.

I loved my birthday day.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Gail!

Linda H said...

Belated Happy Birthday Gail! I wish I had known yesterday...

MissesStitches said...

Happy, happy birthday, Gail! Keep on celebrating--the fun doesn't have to stop. Make it last as long as possible!

Linda G said...

Sorry that I didn't remember to rewish you Happy Birthday. I think that my brain is waterlogged with all this rain. Linda

KF said...

YUMMY looking and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!
Kathy

dp said...

Happy Birthday... geesh. Your birthday comes during the last week of school, and this year during the feverish.. "so many final details to think of" stage of the wedding... I will be a better birthday sister next year.. I promise!

cpm said...

Happy Birthday Gail! WOW is right to that dessert! Too cool!
I'm glad you enjoyed your day! You deserve it!