18 April 2009

kindness makes the world go 'round





Look what I received in the mail. Sweet Joyce sent me jellybeans! What a great surprise! Even better because today is my birthday. Surprises and pink birthday cake*... it doesn´t get much better than this.

In Spain, it is custom to pull on the birthday person´s earlobe for the amount of years they are celebrating. They also treat everyone, instead of being treated. So I owe you all a beer (or a coffee with soy)! Cheers!

*I´ve left the cookbook open to the cake recipe, pink food coloring, and money for ingredients....... I like pink cake...

21 comments:

ladybug-zen said...

felicidades! i hope it's a great one and that you get the pink cake...or is it cake with pink icing? my memory is shockingly bad these days. in any case, disfrutalo!

Jeannette said...

Happy Birthday, dear Jane...Hip Hip Hooray!!!
Earlobe pulling???? With my old age my lobes would be hanging on the ground at the end of the day!
I just saw the cute video Savannah made....the dogcollars you sell are the cutest. Made we wish I had a dog.
Have a lovely Birthday!
Big hug, Jeannette

Ritva said...

happybubblingpinkcakesweetblooming birthday!

Amber said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you. I hope your pink cake, day and year are perfect. Life looks lovely in Spain...i ache to get there one day. Which part are you in?

xxx

l i s e said...

I wish you a very happy birthday, have a nice day and a nice week end.
Best
lise

C.T. said...

Heyyyy, Happy Birthday Jane!!! And what a nice surprice....Allllll that candy..gosh..
Have a great day and a nice weekend!!

Xx, Carmie.

Esti said...

Happy Birthday!
Zorionak!
Feliz Cumplea├▒os!

savannah gourmet said...

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear jane
happy birthday to you

now be glad i'm not there to really sing!

savannah gourmet said...

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear jane
happy birthday to you

now be glad i'm not there to really sing!

n a t s u m i said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! Hope you have a great day and wonderful weekend! oxox

hahamommy said...

I meet you just in time to tell you how glad I am that you were born! <3
Enjoy! Celebrate!

We may have to do "cake" in our corner one week... mayhap I'd whip one up to share with you, at least photogenically! :D

isabelle said...

Happy Birthday, I realized that we have only 10 days difference ... mine is soon. I like the return gift idea so everybody enjoy the party

Joyce said...

Jane!!! You little stinker- you didn't mention your bday in the email. smile... Happy Belated Birthday! What a beautiful cake! I would have loved to dive into that frosting!! I hope you had a great bday. Many warm wishes to come true... xoxo

Cate said...

ohhhhhh! happy birthday, jane!!!!!!

(you're bday is the day after mine)

the cake is so adorable.

Schanett said...

oh I'm sorry -
I'm late...

but my wishes are the same even two days after your birthday:
all the best to you and hope your wishes come true!!!
(house at a river?!)

outi said...

Congratulations! Happy happy PINK birthday dear Jane:)

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope it was fabulous!

Ani said...

happy belated birthday! (clink) cheers from over here...

caitlin said...

Ah HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm glad you have been getting spoiled with jelly beans.. yum! I love the earlobe thing! That's what I am going to start doing.. and people will give me strange looks.. oh well what else is new! :)

Helen said...

I remember when I was little my grandad would always pull my earlobes on my birthday! It's one of those great Spanish customs I love, like eating 12 grapes at midnight on new years eve.

Lisa said...

Happy birtday a few days late...have been away from the computer for a few days. I hope it was a great day, I love the cake. We share a birtday month, my 39th bday was yesterday (the 22nd).

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo