Sunday 10 July 2016

A busy week of birthdays!!

Crikey we've had a busy time at our house lately but first I want to thank everyone for their very kind words after we lost our Mortimer Moo.  We are all coming to terms with our loss and things are returning to normal. Murphy is still a tad sad but doesn't visit the grave site quite as much as he did initially.  Maggi Moo seems to be coping by herself.  The little girls, Jen and Murphy have been spending a lot of time with her and she follows them everywhere but so far she doesn't seem to be too sad over being the only cow on the property. It will be a while before a new one arrives so we are all hoping she won't be too sad until then. She is an absolute sweetheart and we all love her so much.  Even ME!!!  That surprises you, aye??  Well ...... you should smell her!!  You'd like her too. There's nothing quite like Maggi Moo aroma.
But to get to my busy week.  We've had 3 birthday's all within two weeks of each other. Miss G, Miss Jo and Dad. Miss G's was 2 weeks ago. She turned 4. Getting to be quite a BIG, aye??  She's the baby of the family .... well except for me. I'm only 3.  She had a great day!  Went to a jumping castle joint with some of her preschool buddies in the morning and came back to our house in the arvo for present time and birthday cake cutting etc.  Mum made her cake and she and Jen decorated it. Crikey they are getting good at this cake thing.  Miss G. wanted a FROZEN cake. Not a frozen cake as in a freezing cold cake but a frozen cake as in the movie Frozen.  Mum and Jen did one for Miss Izzi a few years back so this time it was a lot easier for them but they still think they did a brilliant job and it was much better than the one they did for Miss Izzi.  What do you think??  Which one is best??

Miss Izzi's 2014
Miss G's.

On Saturday we celebrated Miss Jo and Dad's birthday together. Miss Jo turns 9 on the 13th and Dad turns ANCIENT on the 11th. Crikey that's today!!  It was a good day too. Miss Jo went to see  Finding Dory in the morning with a few of her school friends and then the family came back to our house for presents and cake etc.  Just like Miss G's day, aye?? Only this time there were 2 cakes. One for Pop Pop (that's what the little girls call Dad). Mum and Jen didn't make Pop Pop's cake. Jen's husband and the little girls made it.  Pretty good job they did of it too, aye??

Mum and Jen did Miss Jo's cake.  She wanted a FAT rabbit cake. She's a bit obsessed with fat rabbits at the moment.  Now I think this cake is the best cake EVER.  Mum and Jen were both very happy with it.  Its Funny when they decorate the cakes. They really put a lot of love into each and every one and they also like all the adults to contribute something. Dad ALWAYS smooths the undercoat icing. He's so funny. He loves doing it and thinks Mum and Jen couldn't possibly decorate a cake without him. He hovers around like a fly around a honey pot until it is his turn.  Then he takes his trowel and small tool and proceeds to smooth the icing. Yes ..... he's a builder!!  He does clean the trowel etc. before he starts.  Mum was a bit horrified this time as he had to sand them down before using them. She did scald them in boiling water before she let him at it.

That is Miss G's cake but we didn't take a picture of him doing Miss Jo's. 
Jen's hubby always has a hand in it too.  We always find something for him to do. For Miss Jo's cake he got to make the fence. My job .....  I'm the taste tester!!!!  Miss Jo had the best day.  She said it was the best birthday EVER!!  I think she says that every year.  BUT it was a very good day.  The icecream was still the best part for me though.  Crikey I LOVE birthdays. So much icecream!!!!!!!!!!  
Pretty neat, aye??

Isn't she the sweetest little girl???  Crikey I love her.  She loves me too!! 
Pop Pop and two of his Princesses
Hmmmmmph!!  Another one of the cake.  Well Mum is VERY proud of it.
What a nice family, aye??  Can't you just tell the personalities of the girls by this photo.  What do you reckon?? 

Wanna run .... Love, Charlie.  



  1. All these cakes are makin me hungry!

  2. That was fun with all these birthdays and the cakes are all pieces of wonderful art and looking delicious. But Charlie.....I think the icecreams were your best parts of the days.

  3. It is very nice to read of your happy family,Charlie. Yes,the second cake is better, and the 9 cake is good too.

  4. a happy Birthday to Miss G, Miss Jo and your Dad. your cakes are wonderful... the mama turned as green as this fab golfer cake with envy... and yes, I remembered her that she is not even able to make a simple paw-lova... but I know some people who are master paw-lova makers, right?

  5. Happy Birthday to Miss G, Miss Jo and your dad! The cakes are fabulous!

  6. Happy birthday to everyone! Pass us some cake please!

  7. Happy Birthday y'all, gotta love parties, especially the cake and ice cream. Wonderful looking cakes too. And you got to lick all the bowls too I hope.

    What amazing CAKES!!!!!
    Hope they shared wiv you Charlie
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY TO JO AND HAPPY Ancient Bday to your Dad Charlie my mom is older than dirt too. MOL MOL MOL
    Your 3 little girls are absolutely adorable and every buddy is very talented with all the cakes! WOW do they ever enter the cakes in contest? Every year at our state fair there are cake decorating contests. Mom says she has never seen any as pretty as these at the fair.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. those are some yummy looking cakes - happy birthdays to all of them

  11. Hari OM
    HAPPY BIRTHDAYS ALL ROUND!!! Crikey Charlie mate, you did have a busy one - but so did mum and dad and the girls and their peeps... but those happy faces make it all worth while eh? Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  12. Love the cakes. My mom used to make fun birthday cakes but not any more. Your pop pop may be ancient but my mom is just plain old.

  13. Love the cakes. My mom used to make fun birthday cakes but not any more. Your pop pop may be ancient but my mom is just plain old.

  14. Crikey Charlie... you folks always have the mostest SPECIAL cakes fur everybuddy's birfdays... THOSE are outstanding.

  15. Wow! Happy birthday everyone! Your humans have always been so clever with the cakes. We hope you get to sample some, Charlie.

  16. Hey...Happy Birthday to all those that have had a celebration.

    Sorry about your Mortimer Moo...I hadn't caught up with posts.

  17. Hi Charlie, nice to hear that, even though you have a sorrow, the life is continuing. I have never seen a cake like the bunny cake, it is amazing!
    Happy Birhday to everybody!
    a cat in faraway Finland.
    Ps. I have tried to comment some times, and some comments just disappear.

  18. Happy birthdays to ALL!!! Those cakes are amazing!!!

    And those girls are all just so sweet and pretty.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  19. Gorgeous cakes. What do you guys do for the rest of the year? No cake?!! We think ten might be a challenge. SHE has a policy of not making anything that requires more time than the actual eating...bwahaahaa!

  20. Happy Birthday's!!!!!!!! We just love the cakes!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  21. Wow, so many birfdays! And you dad is a cake master? Happy birfday to everyone!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  22. It is wonderful that after your time of mourning you came together as a family to celebrate. We love all the cakes but the bunny cake is the best and she has a very sweet smile

  23. Happy birthday to everyone!! I loved the cakes.

    Aroo to you,

  24. OMD, those cakes are most BEAUTIFULS!!!!! How FABulous to have your very own cake maker right in the fam!!! Very cool!!! You knows who likes cake??? MOI !! Yes indeedy! If there is any left over morsels, be sure to overnight them, and I will scarf them up faster than you can say cookie monster!
    Anyhu, you tell everyone HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY from me, and gives everyone {{{hugs}}} and slobbery kisses to helps them feel better abouts Mortimer Moo.
    Ruby ♥

  25. You have had a busy couple of weeks. Losing Morty Moo was sad, so we're glad you had some joy too. A belated Happy Birthday to all who reached another year.

  26. Happy Birthdays!! What a busy couple of weeks you've had. We're glad you have had some celebrating to help cheer everyone up!

  27. Squeals!! So cute - all of the cakes. I can't pick my favorite - I love them all. Happy birthday to all of you sweet friends. Hogs and snout kisses. XOXO - Bacon

  28. Oh my gosh those cakes are beautiful! Happy Birthday, everyone!

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

  29. Those cakes were FAnGTASTIC!!!! Wowzer! tell those little sweeties and your pops Happy Birfday from all of us. stellie rose

  30. Wow! Awesome cake baking skills all round. Love the fact that it's a team effort too.
    Happy Birthday to all the lucky cake recipients!
    Toodle pip!

  31. WOW those cakes are amazing! Lovely to see them and see all the happy birthday babies.

  32. WOW those cakes are amazing! Lovely to see them and see all the happy birthday babies.

  33. Happy Belated Birthday to all!!

    Yummy and great looking cakes!

    Lots of love goes into those cakes, that surely makes them taste extra yummy!!


  34. Sorry I am late with all my birthday wishes!!

  35. The Frozen cake is my favourite. Send me a slice please. It'll probably arrive quicker than my replacement card. A mighty fine looking family too.

  36. Happy birthday to everyone! I love that fat rabbit cake, especially the fence. It makes it look so cute for some reason!

    Mara from Norway

  37. What a wonderful time of birthdays. The cakes are gorgeous and look delicious. I'm happy you got to share some ice cream, C! Sharing is caring. Plus ice cream is yummy!

    Love and licks,

  38. Crikey, Charlie, that's a bunch of cake! Where are the photos of YOU??

  39. Yummy cakes best thing about getting older is the cakes.

  40. The cakes look marvelous. Stanley turned 14 last week, and he is still waiting for us to get him a cake :)