know something else? she's not the only one having a birthday today....cora is having one too (on the 20th). you know cora too, right? she's over at heartfelt and homemade. cora is the wonderful lady that makes me feel like i'm sitting down with her on the porch steps having a cold glass of sweet tea as we chat over the day's doin's - instant friend. and both ladies make me want to lick the spoon with their cooking and gaze dreamily into their photography.
but...i will tell you one more secret that not many of you know....tomorrow is my birthday too (the 17th). so..let's celebrate with party hats and streamers. i'll supply the music and you can bring what you like to the bestest of birthday parties. and the simple things are best...i'll tell you my favorite, simple things about birthdays...
buttercream - scooped up by fingers
crepe paper streamers
faces full of love around the table
licking ice cream off the spoon
ribbons on presents
blowing out the candles
waking up knowing it's "your day"
balloons filled with helium
party dresses on little girls
children singing "happy birthday"
happy, happy, happy birthday christina and cora....i hope you have many, many, many, many more wonderful days that are filled with wonder, wisdom, love and all of the things that make you blissful and happy. much love. xoxox
happy party songs - abc (jackson 5), take it easy (the eagles), silly love songs (wings), build me up buttercup (the foundations), crocodile rock (elton john), falling in love (ub40), only wanna be with you (hootie & the blowfish), brown eyed girl (van morrison), sweet caroline (neil diamond), what i like about you (the romantics), let's go crazy (prince), express yourself (madonna), your momma don't dance (loggins & messina)
the cake i would cook (if i could cook cakes) - apple cake with raisins and a yummy lemon butter cream (for christina) - strawberry cake with a strawberry buttercream (cora) and...of course yellow cake with a vanilla buttercream and plenty of roses for me to freeze and eat later (for me of course!)