December 6th

Oh, what a busy morning we have had! We went down to Riverland Festivity-house, which we had booked for Anabel's birthday, before 6 o'clock. There were me, Bernard, Barney the cat from Barney's Bakery, Adele and Brita. Barney delivered the most wonderful cake...

... candy canes and some beautifully glazes apples, all Anabel's favorites.

Me and Bernard were in charge of decoration...

... And Brita and Adele took care of all flower arrangements. Anabel loves nature, walking on the woods and picking berries and mushrooms so the decoration was built around that theme. Here in Riverland we are lucky to have non-poison toadstools so they can be used on decoration (and eaten afterwards!) too. Brita had also made a beautiful berry crown for Anabel, she'll love it!

But now I must run, there are still so many things to do! Bernard got Anabel's camera from repairs, and also bought her a lot of film for it, so I am sure we will see many pictures later! Happy December 6th, everyone!


Six hours later! We are having the best party ever, and I just wished to share this one picture of the birthday-girl today, Adele took it, and the rest we'll see tomorrow! Happy Birthday, Anabel!


P.S. Greetings from Mia too saying that it is not only Anabel's birthday but also Finland's! Happy Independence Day, Finland, and happy second Advent everyone!


Jane said...

Happy birthday to Anabel and Happy Independance day! What a fabulous cake and those decorations turned out brilliantly, well done! Have a very happy Sunday and perhaps it's time to put your little paws up for a rest...you have been rushed off your feet these past few days. Billy sends a purr too xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy birthday to Anabel, it looks like she's having a wonderful party, all organised by her fantastic friends.
Barney seems a clever little chap, that is one amazing cake.
I'm looking forward to more photos of the party (so glad Bernard got the camera sorted)!!
Please wish Mia a happy 2nd Sunday in Advent and to all in Finland, Happy Independence Day!!
V xxx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Happy Birthday to Anabel and thank you Anna for sharing your photos! You must have had the best party with the sweet cake and everything! Wishes to you and all your friends! x Teje

Anne Toprak said...

Happy Celebrating, dear Anabel. Looks like a lovely December celebration. Happy second Advent AND Independence Day. Eat a cookie and cake for me.
Please tell Mia, I might be a little late with some comments this week.
Onnea, onnea....
Anne and family xxxx (-: (-:

Anonymous said...

Hei ja Hyvää syntymäpäivää Anabel! Ja paljon, paljon vuosia lisää! Synttärikekkerit olivat varmaan ihanat, jos olisi pitänyt päättää mennäkö Linnan juhliin vai Riverlandiin, olisimme varmaankin tulleet Riverlandiin kutsuille :) Ihanaa illanjatkoa teille kaikille! x Anneli

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy Birthday Dear Anabel! Such fun in Riverland! And a BIG happy birthday to Finland!
See you on Monday, xoxoRobin

Lucia Sasaki said...

Dear Mia, thanks a lot for your serie of posting, they are lovely!!
Happy Birthday to Finland!!

Mia said...

Hello Jane,

We had such lovely party, and today (Monday), I am taking it slow... but it is not easy as Holidays are getting close snd so much to do! I will show you some pictures of the party today still as doon as I get the photos organized! See you soon!


Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Thank you! I will show you Barney's Bakery more closely this week (he also runs a candy shop!), he send you a big kiss for commenting the cake, it was a big hit and got eaten to the last crumb!

Wishing you a happy new week, see you soon!


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

We had wonderful time, I wish you all could have been there! Thst cake was so yummy, I need ;) to order some for Christmas from Barney!

Lovely Monday to you, we will see soon again!


Mia said...

Hello Anne,

Thank you for all onnea, onnea wishes! We had a great party, and we all did eat a lot! Wishing you a happy new week, and Mia said that there is no rush with comments, it is wonderful to know that you are reading our stories!

Happy Monday!


Mia said...

Hei Anneli!

Meillä oli ihan mahtavat juhlat, ja nyt kyllä vähän väsyttää :) kaiken viikonlopun touhuamisen jälkeen! Tänään siis otetaan rennosti, ja joulutohinat jatkuvat huomenissa. Ihanaa viikkoa teille sinne, nähdään taas pian!


Mia said...

Hello Robin,

Thank you! Our party was lovely, and I will show you some more of it today! And I saw from Mia's Instagram that you had a big party on weekend too, I wish we could have visited you, I bet Ada was excited!

See you soon again!


Mia said...

Hello Lucia,

Thank you! I am so happy you enjoy these little stories, there is more to come... Happy December days yo you, we see soon again!


Marle said...

Kyllä on ollut ihanat juhlat!

Mia said...

Hei Marle!

Oli ihan mahtavat juhlat, ja kaikki viihtyivät pitkään, kakku syötiin kokonaan, ja lopuksi tanssittiin! Nyt takaisin jouluvalmisteluiden pariin, mukavaa tiistaita sinulle!


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