It's been a wonderful weekend. Sunny, bright, spring-ly and fun. I got older in the meanwhile but getting family and friends over, having all delicious things to eat and a few packages to open totally makes it worthwhile. A year here or there, who's counting anyway?
I was supposed to take many, many pictures from the food preparations all the way to good-bye's but as always before was too busy and all the sudden almost everything was eaten. We had a cake too (gone by that picture), come delicious pastries and salad (empty bowls by now) but at least I managed to get a photo of the color theme (surprising pink) and my favorite treat ever: whipped cream&raspberry jam filled buns.
These are a traditional February-March treat here in Finland, and I remember them from my childhood. Then we enjoyed them after a long day outside (skiing, sledge sliding) with hot chocolate. Really easy to make, and delicious. Just bake the buns, let cool and slide in halves horizontally. Fill up with whipped cream and some jam and put the "top" back on. I probably had one too many but...
Present-wise I feel very blessed. I had all-expenses-paid trip to my favorite place, a new precious DVD and some heavenly jewelry. My favorite guest (read: my nephew) had also made me a wonderful card and a lovely flower, he's a true artist.
He also shows a great interest in his aunt's work and my crafting area is ever so interesting. I am going to melt all your hearts with one more picture still. We played with my wools and he said: "I make woolen, I make woolen to teddy!" And so he did, the precious little boy:
Thank you all for making my b-day the most perfect. Happy new week soon, too!