Friday, October 21, 2011

a special birthday brunch

it was my mom's birthday last week
and to celebrate, my sisters and i made a special birthday brunch for her
birthday cake, a breakfast casserole and lots of french toast

when i asked her what she wanted for her birthday
she said she wanted her "own" _ _ reasons why we love mom/lola
just like the one we made for my hubs a few weeks before
(the "fill in the blanks" are for her age--- i don't think she wants me disclosing that!)
so, by golly that is exactly what she got!

my sisters, zoe, pia and i each pitched in with reasons
and zoe and pia illustrated the reasons

she absolutely loved it!

and after we stuffed our bellies with too much yummy food
we sang happy birthday and blew out the cake 
and once again stuffed our bellies, 
but this time with the delicious cake my baby sister made
and because we ate way too much and because my mom loves shopping
we decided to go shopping to burn it all off!

happy birthday mom! thank you for all that you do for us
we love you!


Sarah said...

This is soooo beyond sweet!!! You all are so adorable! I'm definitely remember this idea.

- Sarah

Paper-Charmed said...

Oh yey, perfect husband's birthday is coming up, and I'm glad I stopped by your blog and remembered that I was going to try to make this for him. Thanks for the idea.

Sometimes Life is Bliss And Sometimes Not ! said...

love it Lola's girl :)

Jean said...

what a beautiful family <3

love the cake, so simple & pretty!

happy birthday to your mom!

Tang said...

Awww happy birthday to you momma! I love that gift. :)

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

oh my goodness, that is the cutest thing ever! Such a lovely idea. happy birthday to your mom!

Jenn Kirk said...

Such a lucky lola to have daughters and grand daughters that love her so much! The book is such a sweet idea, we need to do that for the kids' lola soon, maybe for Christmas. And your sis makes the prettiest cakes!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

That cake is gorgeous! And the book! She's going to treasure that forever. It's so cute!! Have an amazing weekend, Jozen!

Ellyn said...

1. You guys are adorable. 2. Your mom is gorgeous! 3. I want cake now. ;)

Bree said...

This is so sweet! Oh gosh, you have such a lovely family. Also, the food sounds so good! <3

P.S. You should watch The Secret Circle. It's so addicting!

XoXo, Bree
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Bubbles said...

I've been reading your blog for some years now and I never realised you had two sisters until I looked at the photo...

as for your mum, I wouldn't be able to guess her age as she looks so good. If I was you I'd find out her secret so that you can look great at her age :D.

I love this book too and don't blame her for wanting one :)

KristiMcMurry said...

That cake looks AMAZINGGGGG. Also what an adorable little book :) I love the reasons you posted, and I'm sure that meant so much to her. Happy birthday to mom!

Alely said...

what an awesome birthday! what a blessing your mom is to all of you and all of you to her! so much sweetness and love : ).

Small Burst said...

I love the reason book! Your mom looks amazing! Happy belated birthday Lola and many more blessed birthdays to come.

simplyvonne said...

i just love this idea! im sure your mom will treasure this forever and prob will look at it often.

Becky said...

what a nice little celebration! And -- WOW -- what a great-looking cake, big time skills there...