Sunday, August 24, 2008

I am 35 now!


Oh God, I can't believe I am 35 years old! When did this happen???? lol...

Well, there's no remedy so I have fo face that I am getting older and older and enjoy it! Guess that's the right thing to do, lol...

For this day I wanted a "petit comité" party. Just with my close friends and family. I made these cute invitations (using Mo Jackson art) and prepared a sweets, candies and baked goods only party! With coke of course! Then the boys opened the "barbecue-bar" when the sun started to go down and we stayed there until almost 10pm! With all the kids! And all located in my Dad's garden in front of our homes.

The party was organized to start at 5pm. While I was preparing the table, the buffet, the garlands, etc... I received the best present of the day; my brother, that was surfing in France, came as a surprise to the party! He was supposed to  arrive at night but took a sooner flight back! I was so happy when I saw his car getting inside the garden I started to run to him crying like a baby!, lol... I my God, how old I am!!!!! This pic was taken by DH from our home's balcony while I was crying and holding Chani, lol...

And also from the balcony he took this other pic of Chani, Henrito and me "embellishing" the party table, lol...
As party favors I made this little placemats with Ikea fabrics and using a mix of the picnic placemat and the regular one from Lotta's amazing book! And also made some matching coasters. (please ignore the &%&/%$%&/$ fly in the plate, lol...)
I prepared the table for everyone and then decided to leave a part for a buffet so anyone could choose which sweets and candies they wanted. We ate tooooo much! lol...

Julia prepared this beautiful salad that, also, was sooo good!, lol... But, don't you think it's a pity to start such a beauty?, lol...

Well, with everything ready to go I am also happy and ready to receive all my friends and have fun with all of them!
My Dad was so happy with my birthday and he insisted we wanted to come to the party and see me. He gave me a cropped jacket for present that's amazing. I'll post a pic of it because it's worth it!, lol... He's a delight and Celita adores him to death!
Well, we installed a pool for the little ones but look.... Only one "oficial-baby" inside, lol... Oh my God, the kids did really had fun yesterday!
Look at Celita's face! She was so happy!
Look how's Elmita enjoying the pool! Isn't the sweetest?
And then there was a bigger pool for the big children. Oh, they did have fun there! lol... Even at night they went again to the pool! lol...


Oh, I saved this pic here because it shows the bunting, pennant, party garland (all those names for the same thing, lol...) Click in the photo so you can see it bigger. I made using the Purl bee tutorial.
Here we are: form right to left, Elma, Elmita, Lisa, me and Celita. We have one photo like this from EVERY party we've been together, lol... It's like a tradition. I am so fortunate to have such a great group of friends. We're more than in the photo but the three of us we know each other since Lisa came from the UK to marry Juan Pedro. I bet she's more Canarian now than many born here, lol... I adore these girls so much and also my other friends in the party that aren't in the pic. I am so blessed I have them all and I'm nothing without them! Thanks God for letting me live so happily through these 35 years and let me live the same with all my big family here. Love them all!

At night again inside the pool!!!; lol...
The cake was a disaster! I made a three layer mocha-frosted cake but the frosting went bad and I had to "erase" it, lol... I bought one in the last minute and was disgusting, lol... Henrito was in the pool when Henry started to light the candles and he came with me all wet kissing me. He's so sweet! In the pic you can see his hair, lol... He blew the candles and went back to the pool with the rest of the kids. No one was brave enough to eat the cake, lol...
And here's the post-party effect. lol... When we got back home Celita laid down in the floor laughing and asking for her milk!, lol...
And Henry went to the sofa to rest while watching some cartoons. I think he didn't even see the start of it before falling asleep, lol...


It was a great day and a great party. I did enjoy it so much and I think I can not express all the joy I feel with such a great group of friends and family. I adore them all!


10 comments:

Ravenhill said...

Congratulations! You are so young!!! (I am 40!) As my grandma used to say: "Enjoy life when you are young". I wish I had been invited to the super fun looking party!

Astrid said...

Happy Birthday, Celia! 35 is no age, so don't worry about that - it looks like you had the best time! :)

Anonymous said...

The life is beautiful, thanks . You illuminate my life when you smile me . haggy

stacey said...

Happy birthday dear! the pics are great and it looks like you all had so much fun!! 35 is nothing. :D You are a youngster yet!! When you catch up with me then you can say you are old, and I will always be older. LOL

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Hahaha yeah CAPS looks the same, but I can watch movies on Netflix now w/o it skipping! :)

The party looks like it was so much fun!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a lovely fabulous day! Happy 35. You are so young my dear. I loved your pictures. Your family is wonderful. The happiness you share is bursting out of the pictures.

Pina said...

Happy belated birthday!
It seems you had lots of fun. I love the coasters!

Mika said...

Happy B girl, sounds like a great party!!! Mika
(www.mikascrap.typepad.com)

migatitamica said...

Felicidades atrasadas... Espero que hayas sido muy feliz en ese día y que lo sigas siendo en tus días de no-cumpleaños.

muchas gracias por escribirme el comentario sobre Londres, me hizo muchisima ilusión (ya empezaba a pensar que no me leia nadie! jeje)

pd:Me encanta como tienes decorado esto

Kate's Journal said...

What beautiful photos! I adored looking at these pictures of your family...and happy birthday!!! When was it?? I was 21 on Tuesday..xx