Monday, July 21, 2008

This is...what makes me happy

Thanks so much to Jacinta from One Little Acorn for a brilliant This is... theme this week. So. What makes me happy? My goodness, so many things from the huge stuff to the tiny little things I am lucky enough to take for granted every day. But to keep things simple, here are just a few things that have made me feel very happy lately:


Kate's second birthday. With eighteen extended family members. Watching my kids feel so happy and loved, surrounded by both sets of grandparents, and all the people who love them best. Oh, and seeing both Granddads wearing birthday tiaras to please the birthday girl - now you don't get much more happy than that :P


Yummy pudding made by my sister, with beautiful crispy-on-top meringue...


Followed by gooey meringue underneath, with lemon curd, blueberries and custardy filling....mmmmmm..... happiness in a bowl!


Making puppets of our family with the kids (the puffy white-haired person is apparently 'Dad'...he he he... and for some reason, the 'Kate' puppet had to be a 'superhero baby', complete with a cape!).


And then, of course, sitting back and enjoying the puppet show. Kate and I were the audience, and Kate sung along and clapped with gusto. And at the end the puppeteer came out and took a bow. And that was ear-to-ear happiness my friends.


Finishing a project.This particular one is for the shop, but really, it doesn't matter if a project is for the shop, for myself, or for someone else - just 'finishing' something always feels so great. There are not a lot of jobs involved in a stay-at-home mum's role that ever get 'completed'. Raising happy, healthy, beautiful kids, doing housework, cooking food....these things are always 'works in progress'. Which is fine. But it's also nice to be able to tick things off a list sometimes and get that short-term sense of achievement. It makes me feel happy :)

Thanks again Jacinta for reminding me to walk down happy lane and appreciate all the good things along it. And now I'm off to enjoy more happy moments from everyone else's blogs. Cheers!

21 comments:

CurlyPops said...

What a great post!
I love the birthday cake and the table setting...how cool is that!
That new bag is just divine...

Hoppo Bumpo said...

The party photos are beautiful. What an amazing cake!

Sherrin said...

Such a lovely post Bec, and great pictures, too. I love your family of puppets, and the shot of the show taking place. I'm with you on the 'finishing something' too- it's a great feeling. :o)

Stacey said...

That dessert looks divine!
Lovely pictures of the important things.

one little acorn said...

Great post Bec. The photos are amazing - that birthday cake is fabulous. Hope you have a happy week.

Kara said...

Love the bag!

Karin said...

Definitely all very happy. :-) The bag is great and the puppets...well it can't get better than that. :-)

Sasparilla Sue said...

Those puppets are great!! How fun it must have been to be given a show.

Hey Harriet said...

Happy belated birthday to your little Kate! Sounds like a fun day celebrating. Puppet shows even! The bag is sweet, & yes it's nice to be able to tick things off a list. That pudding looks divine! I'm wanting pudding now but don't have any. Aaarrgh! Me not happy! ...but I'll get over it...

Rachel said...

Love the "2" cake!!! The colors are great and it looks delicious!

Sharon said...

Lovely happy list! Know what you mean about ticking things off, I add things that I've already done to the list just so I can tick them off! It's cheating but so satisfying!!

Hot Fudge said...

I could have cried with nostalgia. But don't blink, because your little two year-old will be 25! The cake looks wonderful and the yummy pudding your sister made - do you hire her out? And what a marvellous puppet show. You are truly blessed.

Regards

Robyn

Hollabee said...

I love that bag, it's gorgeous...ow and the yummie food...yummmm

h&b said...

Your bags are exquisite !!
( that's me on your stats jumping back and forth from etsy ;)

Lovely blog - and lovely cake!

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Ali said...

this is one happy post Bec! Two grandads in tiara's would just melt my heart (and maybe make me a little teary)!!
Your new finished bags is superb! I adore the fabric - where did you find it?

thetinylittlegirl said...

i want to eat that cake!
what great things to be greatful for :-)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

They are some lovely happy moments! I love the birthday cake! Happy birthday Kate! The puppets are just so fab too, especially white-haired dad ;)

I so wished you were shopping with me today. I found button heaven! I'm just blogging about it now (dropped in to get your link).

Jenny said...

Lovely happy list. Love the puppets and the bag-cool fabric and that dessert looks so scrumptious!

Paula Weston said...

What a wonderful post. Just made me smile looking at those photos and reading your loving words.

Belated happy birthay to your beautiful girl.

flossy-p said...

There's some really good-looking food in this post. That Birthday cake AND the amazing meringue.
A VERY happy 2nd Birthday to Kate, and I adore your family puppet hair-doo's!!! :D