среда, 26 сентября 2012 г.

Happy Birthday little girl!

Fifteen years ago on September 25 we were blessed with a perfect gift - baby girl. Still remember that day when I called my mom from the hospital and she started talking to me like the day before and telling about this and that and then she asked how I was doing...  you can imagine her reaction when I told her I was doing great holding on hands my first baby girl. No one knew we had to rush to the hospital.

Today my baby is 15. When did this happen? If I could turn the clock back I would take many many more pictures - hundreds more, thousands! I would write more about her personality and the things she said - she was very good at it. I would collect her art. She loved to draw. I guess, what I'm saying is - I wish I was a scrapbooker back then!

We don't usually make huge birthday parties, but we do like to have a cake with a family. Yesterday was no exception. I made a cake...

grandma brought her signature style cake which was so rich and moist...

... and my sister came over with the most incredible apple strudel you could possibly have. It is easily added to my "The best thing I ever ate" list! It was perfect in every single way as is but that homemade caramel drizzle made it even better!  

Can't wait for the next holiday or party because Irina is making this strudel again! Well, she doesn't know about it yet :)

Oh, almost forgot... Sasha brought some balloons too... I don't have a picture of them, but I guess I should since they are super special...

That's it for today and I'll be back with a project pretty soon!
Have a great day!

10 комментариев:

  1. Happy Birthday ALENKA! You are very beautiful lady!
    Anya it is so true, keep reminding to those of you visiting this blog , who still have little ones, that time goes really fast and to collect all that precious memories.
    It seems like just yesterday I was teaching Katya how to read and now she can read Russian book with 100s pages in 2 days, that would take me a few months or more. Back then they were asking us to read something to them, now when we have our family time they are arguing who is going to read out loud. :)

  2. Ira that apple strudel was really delicious!!!!! I Vovochke ponravilos silno tozhe, I guess I should better go pick some more apples and bake some of it for my family.
    I so wish I could have some now!!

  3. Wow, I didn't know that Alenka's birthday is a day after mine. Happy Birthday! What kind of cake did you make, Anya? It looks tasty...
    Ira, I'm expecting your apple strudel when I visit!

  4. Hmmm... I can imagine what kind of balloons Alex brought, lol. Did he also bring a card that says-"You're 91"? lol

  5. Anya very sweet post… just LOVE that picture of Alonochka!!! How old was she in that picture? And yes, what a beautiful lady now! Wow they grow up fast… my sentence just made me feel so old :-/ Anyway, I love that there are so many of us and we can make any excuse to celebrate something (especially birthdays, Happy Birthday Alonka!)
    So glad you guys like my Apple strudel :-D my house smelled so good when it was baking and the caramel sauce was hot on the stove :) Anya your cake was delicious… I think anything with peanut butter my Sashenka would eat it every day! And if you add chocolate to that he would want it twice a day! And as for next time… yes, I will make it again! I think I should make 2, it was gone fast! And we don’t need to wait for a holiday, Tanya your next so I’ll make for your Birthday next Friday ;-))
    Anka… just tell me when and I would be so glad to make it for you! I think you would like it! It had apples, raisins, cranberries and walnuts in it with some brown sugar and caramel sauce on top :-D healthy right? He-he :-D

  6. Ohh and Anka, you're right about the balloons... we blew up some different colored GLOVES from my job! ;-D hehe no card, but i'm sure he'll make one with some kind of stishok :)

  7. Wow girls! Спасибо за письма и поздравления! Don't know what to say... It just made me feel happy:)

    Таня, journaling готов, осталось добавить пару фотографий и красивые бумажки :)

    Anka, поздравляю с Днем Рождения!!! Самых наилучших пожеланий и благословений! И желаю скорее закончить альбом который ты делаешь чтобы я могла посмотреть :)

    Ira, you are so right - find any excuse to celebrate something! Love it! Make sure you have enough of ingredients in your house for the strudel... you never know when we'll think of the next excuse :)))

  8. Ira, leave the caramel out ato I don't like it. And yea, it's very healthy, NOT! But it's ok. I gotta eat that stuff before I will earn my RD credentials, lol.
    Anya, my album is still not done:( Spasibo za pozdravlenie too!

  9. Happy belated birthday! God's blessings for your life right now and in the future. Everything looks great!