Saturday, November 28, 2009

41

Dragon Boy and Me

41 sounds so old
I have a few grey hairs
More than a few pounds of baby weight to shed...

...but I also have an adoring, adorable husband
who makes me rainbow cake for my birthday
A little baby boy who lets me put goofy hoods on him
(and says "Mama" for the first time today!)
Two little boys who still believe that if they look hard enough, they will see fairies and gnomes
...and I feel like I have it all :)

31 comments:

Unity of 3 said...

I am so glad you had a great Birthday. We wish we could have been there but you were in our thoughts all day! Great pictures and of course I want copies! We love you and are so happy to have you part of our family!

nicola@which name? said...

i knew it was coming up but you hadn't told me when your birthday was! the smalls pack those birthdays into a month of celebrating life!
you look and are wonderful and beautiful and you are so very blessed. that cake is awesome.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Happy Birthday!

I love the rainbow cake..:)

Alicia said...

Happy birthday Marina, the cake looks great...and so does your family!

mamauk said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
It looks like you had a wonderful time...
Now I'm off to stalk you on Facebook to ask you for the amazing Rainbow Cake recipe! My little girl would adore that for her fifth birthday!
Rosaleen
xxx

healinghillary said...

happy birthday dear friend.
the rainbow cake is just so sweet. sincere effort, what a thoughtful husband.

what a joyous time. it is wonderful to see your beautiful smiling face.

with love,
hillary

Jen said...

Happiest Birthday! 41 is a celebration, a thanksgiving of its own. I absolutely love the rainbow cake, more than you know. I will certainly pass that picture on to my family.

Traumkraut said...

you are all so beautiful. Happy Birthday.

Love from far away,
M.

Stephanie said...

Sweet Marina-
Happy Birthdays!
41 was much easier than 40! :)

cat said...

happy birthday my darling friend!!! 41 is not so bad..;) i'll be 45 this year..eek! hehe i'm so glad you had a beautiful day full of all the love you deserve.

happy day..

so much love...xoxo

Joy said...

Happy birthday! It looks like an awesome day. :)

TheSingingBird said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and year Marina! It was so lovely to "meet" your family on the video in your previous post.
♥Becky

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

Happy (belated) birthday dear friend! I already said happy birthday on the actual day but I need to say it here as well! :)

Jen said...

Happy, happy birthday. You make 41 look effortless and you're glowing! xoxo,jen

raffa said...

hello happy birthday.le tue parole sono bellissime your words are very nice!!!!!e la tua famiglia e 'fantastica.raffa

Kelly and Kelly said...

happy birthday!!

Mat. Emily said...

Happy Birthday Dear Marina!

Nicole said...

Happy! Happy! Birthday!
It is so lovely to see your sweet family, it looks like you enjoyed a beautiful and meaningful day together. I love the sentiments of your last photo. The rainbow cake is AMAZING!!! Will your husband be sharing a tutorial with us any time soon? : ) Many warm wishes xo

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Happy Birthday dear Marina! How blessed you are with your sweet family!

Mama Rose said...

It all sounds wonderful!! Happy Birthday Marina :D

Nicole said...

You are beautiful, my lovely friend. Many hugs and wishes for a wonderful year.

Marina said...

My dearest friends....

You have no idea how much your birthday wishes mean to me... I'm feeling pretty teary-eyed. I've been sooo incredibly, obnoxiously, notoriously camera shy these past few years, until my husband demanded yesterday that he get to use the camera for a change AND let me be the subject.

You all gave me the most wonderful gift...

Love, Marina

micha said...

Happy Birthady! The rainbow-cake looks great!

Naturalearthfarm said...

Happy Birthday! As a mom who just turned 40 - yes, we are getting older, but I think life just keeps getting better. Enjoy!

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
awesome cake!

Andrea said...

Oh my god Marina-Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!! That cake is so awesome, I see Ivan in a whole new light.

Simple Mama said...

Happy, Happy day! I'm so sorry I missed it. May you have 41 more years of bliss my dear friend. :)

Adelia said...

Happy {late} Birthday!! You have such a lovely family and I'm so glad you see that you have such a blessed, beautiful life!!

Goddess Leonie * GoddessGuidebook.com said...

awwww this is incredibly precious... happy birthing day, dearest goddess!@

MammaNatura said...

You are beautiful forty-...! Happy birthday to you and your family.
excuse my English

ohabbyreally said...

What a lovely post. Happy Birthday! x