Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Birthday for Two

Deaglan will turn two on Christmas Eve. We've tried to separate Christmas and his birthday by holding a party a week or so prior. Then on Christmas Eve we will celebrate it again with Shaune's family. Here are some of the best shots. I would have included more but most of us had one eye closed or were just putting our forks into our mouths when the camera turned on us.

Shaune didn't fail us and put out a delicious spread as usual including freshly made vegetarian sushi, shrimp cocktail, his own guacamole and taco dip, meatballs, bruschetta with goat cheese, cilantro, tomato and kalmata olive, and much more.
Thomas was included of course and Deaglan has talked of little other than blowing candles. (I made sure to grab the cupcakes from the back rows to serve our guests).

The arrival of Cousin Asia was greatly anticipated and the two hardly left each others' sides. Asia is almost seven and Deaglan easily thinks she is the greatest person ever to live.

I'm sure next year Cousin Farrah will be joining in the running and screaming.

It was a fun day and we want to thank all of our friends and family for making it a wonderful celebration.


  1. Yay! Happy (early) Birthday to Deaghlin! Love the cake and it looks like you guys had an amazing time!

    I totally understand about the birthday/Christmas thing... a few of Aiden's guests didn't attend because they're from out of town and didn't want to travel twice. :o(

    Hope you're feeling well!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year if I don't talk to you before then!

  2. What great fun. It is awesome when cousins come together. :)

  3. That looks like such fun cousin time!! Happy early birthday to handsome Deaglan! Your family picture looks great. You have a beautiful family. Kim, I'm sending you tons of love and well wishes for a beautiful holiday season :) Merry Christmas my dear friend!!

  4. I love, love, love the last photo!! You are such a handsome family!!!! And will be adding another beautiful baby!!! So happy for you!!! Love these Birthday photos...the cupcakes look delicious!!! And Shaune's cooking makes my mouth water!!! You two are terrific parents!! So thoughtful to make a distinction between Deaglan's Birthday and Christmas...my mother's birthday was right after Christmas...always seemed to get lost in the shuffle...so glad that you are making it special for your wonderful little guy!!! Have a very, very Merry Christmas!!! Sending love, Janine XO

  5. What a great set of cupcakes. My kdis have Thanksgiving birthdays and they were just saying eysterday that it would be harder to have Christmas birthdays! And I love that last family photo, too.

  6. Happy Birthday Deaglan! AND I think it is great that you make sure to separate his bday and xmas!

  7. Happy Birthday, Deaglan!

    That looks and sounds like an amazing birthday gathering. The food sounds so good! Shaune is a handy guy to have around! I love the cupcakes.

    And the family photo at the end is very charming.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! And that you enjoy this last year with just the three of you!

  8. Ah, Happy Birthday to Deaglan. He looks so dang big these days! They grow so fast.


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