Sunday, October 28, 2012

#birthdayweekend

Who doesn't love a good birthday? Stu's birthday is today so we have been enjoying a #birthdayweekend in our world (is it weird that I think in hashtags? Don't answer that.) We recently watched a Modern Family (love) episode which revealed that Claire is hilariously bad at giving gifts to Phil ('Feel') who is hilariously good. Let's face it, I was aware that this year, factoring in sleep deprivation and needs of two smalls to attend to, 'pulling a Dunphy' was a possibility so I ended up making a bit of an extra effort to ensure we had sufficient birthday accoutrements including balloons, sparkly packages and a sugar high from dang good cake. Pleasingly the trappings were appreciated by lads young and old, with boy one engaging in the revelry as if it was his own b-day. 
  

Weekend highlights were many. Saturday afternoon we all enjoyed walking/scooting in the crisp autumn air. Lots of baking was done by both Stu and me (soda bread, cob loaf, Paul Hollywood's scones and chocolate cupcakes and lemon cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery book - you might be starting to get the idea that this is my go-to for special baking recipes at the minute.) And today we gained an extra hour with the clocks falling back (ever so confusing for the Saskatchewanian abroad) so we had lots of time for church this morning and a lovely afternoon with a few dear friends for Stu's birthday tea party. Please forgive the food table picture. I just can't help myself.

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