Sunday, October 27, 2013

happy birthday Rainer!

birthday breakfast birthday breakfast table fall birthday cookies happy birthday Rainer! birthday table--fall 7 candles and little pumpkins this boy is 7

Rainer turned 7! His birthday was during the week, but we celebrated on Saturday.  He wanted Swedish meatballs for his dinner.  I made him an ice cream cake and cookies.  He got lots of presents and was super excited.

I'm so grateful that we have this little guy in our family!  He brings me joy on a daily basis.  He is the cuddliest one and such a love.  Happy birthday Rainer!

And by the way, a few recipe notes:
  • I always use the Swedish meatball recipe from this book and I buy lingonberry sauce at Ikea whenever we are there.  We love this simple meal!
  • the crust for the ice cream cake turned out ROCK hard.  And I do mean rock hard.  Next year I'll use plain chocolate wafers and the recipe that comes with them.  (Instead of using Joe Joe's and winging it).
  • Each year he gets the number of candy pumpkins that he is turning.  The first time we used the candy  pumpkins was here.
  • The cut-out birthday cookies are half whole wheat this year.  I ran out of all-purpose flour so had to go with half whole wheat.  They turned out great.
  • his birthday breakfast was an organic toaster pastry, pears, and pomegranate seeds.
Rainer's birthdays are documented on the blog from year one (here). 

I am going to try to blog every day this week.  I hope I can do it!  I honestly think taking a few minutes to write and post photos helps my mood and stress level so much--by making me take a few moments to contemplate the good things.


Sarah said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 7 is so much fun! What joy :) Hope this week is wonderful, moments of rest mixed with excitement, too.
BTW we switched all of our baking to 100% whole wheat, the kids never complained, however I felt so guilty once we found out Isaac had celiac. URG! We loved using King Arthurs flours and their recipes are smooth like butter :)
Have a great Monday!

Gabi said...

Happy Birthday, Rainer !
Seven years old, what a lovely age :-)
Btw, I absolutely agree with what you say, blogging helps concentratre on the good things! Need to get back to it, too!

Madame Melville said...

Happy Birthday cutie pie Rainer. My little guy is 7 too and it certainly is a wonderful age - still cuddly much so much little boy. I always swoon over your sugar cookies - loving the critter cut outs so much! Have a great week and good luck with your blogging goal.

Denise said...

what a fun day! those cookies do look really good and cute too.

I have missed reading your blog so I'm excited. I'm getting back into it as well :)

happy Monday!

Rain said...

Happy Birthday Rainer!

I have a daughter turning 7 next month. It's such a magical age. Your cake & cookies look fabulous.

Holly C. said...

Happy birthday to Rainer! What a handsome boy he is!

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