Friday, September 23, 2011

On My Mind- Celebrations

I'm joining in Rhonda's On My Mind postings this week. What has been on my mind? Celebrations.
A trip to Sydney with a birthday celebration on Tuesday thrown in for good measure. I don't usually get to spend my birthday with my sisters so it was a special treat made even more special by my new nephew, Mal. My sister made me a great piano cake straight from the pages of the Australian Woman's Weekly Kids Birthday Cake Book. I remember making this cake for her when she was little and it is still a great book to refer to for a party cake. I think a lot of Aussie kids have grown up with birthday cakes from this book.

Yesterday we celebrated my son's last day of school. An assembly during the day and the formal dinner dance last night. Now all of the end of school festivities are finished, he is knuckling down to some serious study for his Higher School Certificate exams in October but not until tomorrow, we are all too tired.

Tonight is the first night the whole family will be together since last Saturday so we are having one last celebration for my birthday. Dinner, cake and I will finally get to open my presents. Then it will be over for this year and life can settle back into routine.



Kimmie said...

Lovely photo of you dancing with your son!

Vickie said...

how wonderful to spend your birthday with your sisters...and to see your new hephew.cake is awesome..OH my what a gorgeous photo handsome young man with his mom in a gorgeous frock,cheers vickie

PhD Journey: fire, kids, erosion said...

Wow a gorgeous grown up boy. Good luck with all the exams

Tania @ Out Back said...

Lovely photos Tracy. Oh they do grow up so fast dont they?

That cake is special isn't it...lovely :)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Tracy! What a cute cake.