Well today is the day my big baby boy celebrates his birthday "officially". That is after us celebrating it unofficially when he came to stay over the weekend.
I ended up finishing and taking a picture of his birthday card very late and am thankful that it actually looks half decent.
I spoke with him this morning and he was suitably happy with it so that is the main thing. Happy Birthday big baby boy!!!
Image: Teddy Bo
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Sizzix Die: Stars
Woodware Corner Punch
Buttons and Ribbon from the Stash Box
Sadly he needed to go to work on his birthday .. .. hopefully he didn't work too hard and has had a lovely day.
Now round to the pancake results from Saturday night. We actually changed the system this year so that no-one knew exactly how many pancakes everyone had eaten until the end. Normally we have a tick chart going but this time we handed out a slip of paper when someone collected a pancake and the pancake eater would write their name on the paper and post it in a little ballot box!!
So there was no clue as to how many pancakes people were eating .. .. much more tricky for the serious contenders!!
As you know my Sis was desperate to win .. .. but she didn't :-(
There was a draw between my lovely DIL and my niece's boyfriend. We only have one trophy so a winner had to be found. But how? There was no pancake batter left?!?!?!?
So a different kind of "eat off" was instigated .. .. starting with chocolate truffles (which they had no problem polishing off) and then being the first to eat 5 dry cheese crackers. Phew!! How could they!?!?!?
I just cannot believe they could actually fit any more in. Especially considering it was on top of the 16 pancakes they had already eaten.
Anyway, after brave attempts by both .. .. my niece's boyfriend - Steve - was the eventual winner!!! Well done Steve!!!
I have a feeling that new rules as to how a draw will be dealt with in the future will be being thought up before next year's contest!! LOL!!!
So 140 pancakes in total .. .. 10 of them were mine .. .. and I still managed to lose weight in the Monday weigh in!! Perhaps pancakes aren't fattening after all!!! But I do find that actually cooking them makes you not want to eat quite so many.
Just to finish off ... there is a bit of good news .. .. you may remember the lovely Penny Black stamp I used on my Happy Handy Hippo card last Monday here
Well the slapstick stamp was so popular that it was snapped up and out of stock by the time my card was posted .. .. but now you will be pleased to know it is available again at Handy Hippo here.
Oh I do love this stamp.
Have a great evening everyone.