Thursday, November 11, 2010

Another year gone by ...

My baby turned 11 on Monday.
Can it really be a year since her last birthday?

Here she is with Rocco, her new zhu zhu pet, and her stickers from the teachers.

We made chocolate crackles for her class to share.
Actually she made them pretty much by herself, she can bake anything these days.
For her birthday we also gave Laura some cute baking things and a kids cookbook, because baking is one of her favourite things to do.

Rocco has settled in well and finds his way around our obstacle-filled living room with no trouble.
In the background you can see my latest project, a slipcover in progress, and a jigsaw puzzle half done on the coffee table - the girls have rediscovered jigsaw puzzles.

This weekend: birthday party with friends on Saturday,
then another birthday party with family on Sunday.

Lots of baking still to be done here!


Hill upon Hill said...

Happy birthday!
Um, what is a Zhu zhu pet?

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Anonymous said...

Wow Fiona - where have the last 11 years gone? Nice to see a photo of your 'baby' - she looks like a lovely young lady :) Annita x

Fiona said...

Hi Annita,
Long time no see! Lovely to hear from you - I'll email you!