Monday, November 5, 2012

birthday in connecticut

The sun blessed us - after a two week disappearance.  Our ride to Connecticut to celebrate mom's birthday was glorious until we reached Pound Ridge, where Hurricane Sandy's devastating handiwork was revealed.  I won't post images of the magnificent old trees down along with miles of fencing and power lines.  I saw too many houses draped in tarp and firewood newly stacked next to the gigantic stumps that had been trees.  It took us a while to reach New Canaan as the detours were many.  We were on a mission!

Mom's 84th birthday celebration!  My sister treated us to a delicious lunch and this carrot cake was a splendid finish to a wonderful afternoon.

There is always a wonderful little cavalier waiting nearby to join in the celebration!

In the lower left hand corner of this image you can see a flash!  That's Pippa, proudly running about with my niece's car keys in her mouth.  When Hadley arrives Pippa grabs her keys and trots around with her prize!



Zoey said...

Happy birthday to your mom!

That carrot cake looks devine!

Delisa said...

Hi Jody! So glad to hear that you made it through the first storm, with minimal damage. I hope that you and your family get through this new snow storm without any power outages or damages. We have several family members in the New York, New Jersey area and they had quite a bit of tree damage as well. It looked like you had a wonderful time with your mother and family, what a happy day together. That little Pippa is so precious! She is absolutely beautiful. What a sweet face. :) It has been a busy time for us, with friends visiting, and lots of preparation, cooking and activities. I made a big carrot cake this week too! It is one of our most favorite family treats. I love the baby quilt you are making, oh my goodness that beautiful! It is going to be a precious heirloom. I have been knitting some socks and I am determined to buckle down and finish the peacock shawl I have been working on since summer and...make myself a new red stocking cap! :) Have a cozy evening ahead my friend. With Love, Delisa :)

MeinSie said...

your mom looks amazing! i hope we all get to age as gracefully.
love love

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

OMG - that cake! Your mom looks beautiful. Many more happy years with her!