Happy Birthday to you, Blackberry #2!

On tuesday, november 25th, BB#2 turned 2!

This year his birthday was more enjoyable for him and for me too. Last year he was too small to understand this whole birthday business and I was still very emotional from the memories of his early arrival and everything that came with that. This year I could mostly focus on the celebration of his birthday without the bad memories, I tried to keep busy that day so most of the flash backs did not happen.

BB#2 got a dog cake this year. He really likes dogs, so that is why he had a dog themed birthday.

He recognized the dog on the cake and said: vau-vau πŸ™‚

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He tried to blow out his candle:

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and he ate 2 pieces of cake. Marzipan covered, chocolate-banana cake πŸ™‚

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He liked his presents: a fisher price remote control and a Lego duplo first garden:

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I cannot believe my 1560 g (3.4 lbs), 40 cm (15.7 inch) preemie baby

Grew into a 11 kg 190g (24.6 lbs) toddler who is 85 cm (33.4 inch) tall πŸ™‚

I wish someone would have shown me back then a photo of him today πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday Blackberry #1!

Today Blackberry #1 turns 7!

He got his wish: Legos and Transformers πŸ™‚

This years cake:

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A MINION CAKE πŸ™‚ Chocolate-banana flavour.

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BB#1 happy with his gift πŸ™‚

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Blowing out the candle.

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And I can’t believe he used to be this small.

Happy Birthday my Baby!

You can read about some of his previous cakes here:

https://theblackberryboys.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/birthday-cakes/

Liebster Award

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The lovely Evelen Margaret nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you very much for the honour πŸ™‚

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Check out her blog: http://evelenmargaret.com

She is a very talented, very stylish Blogger with 2 girls born in the Mediterranean (Greece) πŸ™‚

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Here are her questions:

1.What’s your daily motivation?

Quotes

2.Do you have a particular song that makes your day?

I really like these 2 songs lately:

Lorde – RoyalsΒ 

David Guetta: Titanium

3.Name five items that you always carry with you.

My cell phone, keys (flat, car), kleenex, extra shopping bag and wet wipes.

4.What was your best movie you’ve seen recently?

Pitch Perfect

5.Full breakfast or on the go?

I would wish for a full breakfast, but usually I just have coffee with joghurt or oatmeal.

6.What do you first notice on another person?

Their eyes and what they are wearing.

7.Do you agree :”Less is more”?

Yes.

8.You can’t live without …

My kids, my friends, coffee and my cell phone.

9.First Love is unforgetable but second Love is Lovelier .Do you agree ?

All Loves are unforgetable and lovely πŸ™‚ I am currently on my 3rd love πŸ™‚

10. Last but not least :Have you already bought your Xmas gifts or at least made a list?

I already bought the toys for the kids (games, Lego, Hotwheels Ballistiks), and for my niece (she lives in the USA, so we already sent it). I am also planning on giving gift packages to the teachers at Blackberry #1’s preschool, and to our pediatrician and to Blackberry# 2’s Physical therapist. I am really thankful for all their hard work with my children so I want to express it this way also.

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My nominees are:

http://beautyinbeta.co.uk/

http://freebutfun.wordpress.com/

http://italytaketwo.wordpress.com/

http://journey2dfuture.wordpress.com/

http://aweenest.com/

http://expatbabyadventures.com/

http://kidsrsimple.com/

http://andthreetogo.wordpress.com/

http://journeysofthefabulist.wordpress.com/

http://atlantamomofthree.wordpress.com/

Thank you for all your lovely blogs that inspire my daily πŸ™‚

If you wish you can answer the same questions πŸ™‚

I also want to acknowledge:

http://aspoonfulofstyle.co.uk/ and

http://maisonbentleystyle.com/

I would have nominated them also, but the only reason why I didn’t was that they were also nominated alongside my πŸ™‚

But be sure to check out their blogs also πŸ™‚

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Birthday cakes

Beware! this post is not for bloggers on a diet!

Blackberry #1 turns 6 this week πŸ™‚

I cannot believe how time flies.

In a few hours it will be exactly 6 years ago that my water broke.

Do you have any good suggestions for a birthday cake?

Here are some cakes from Blackberry #1’s past:

Each year he had 2 parties, one for the family and another one for his little friends.

1th Birthday:

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Ladybug cake, chesnut flavour.

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Husband ordered a hazelnut cake for his first birthday! I got really upset, because at this age they are not supposed to eat nuts yet, so I did not want him to get an anaphylactic shock right on his birthday, so I baked him a pumpkin cake (the heart shaped ugly one in the back πŸ™‚

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2nd Birthday:

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This a chocolate cake made by the mother-in-law.

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Another ladybug cake from the same bakery, but bigger and better, chocolate flavour.

3rd Birthday:

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Elmo cake. Chocolate-banana flavour.

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Thomas the tank engine’s friend train cake. Chocolate-banana flavour. This thing was huge! We were eating it for days πŸ™‚

4th Birthday:

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A number 4 cake. They didn’t cut out the middle part so it was not perfect, but it was chocolate-banana flavour πŸ™‚

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Lightning Mcqueen cake. Chocolate-banana flavour.

5th Birthday:

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Lego block cake. Chocolate-banana flavour.

Blackberry #1 loves marzipan on his cake, as you can see πŸ™‚

So anybody? Any suggestions? We need something more sophistcated, we are 6 this year πŸ™‚

What is your favorite cake?