...Homemade Rainbows...


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

month of days

January seems to be our family's month.
The birthday cluster month.
Do you have one of those?
We have six...yup SIX...close family birthdays within this luna cycle every year.


So we've been merry making, gift making (but Mama is still a little behind on some of that makin' and there is family still awaiting some special gifts from her hands...sorry!) and devilishly baking.

The birthday tablecloth has been pulled out and the bunting hung. The completed gifts have been lovingly wrapped and the homemade cards joyfully coloured and written in readiness for the post.

Phew. That's some celebrating.

Throw in some spotty/measly virus and teeth problems and our feet are truly off the ground and we are being swept along by our party wings alone.....
Maybe February, after this months blue moon, will see this Mama caught up and ready to sink herself (and her feet) into some homely steady comforting rhythm of the new months ahead....

17 comments:

Patricia said...

Happy birthday month Leanne!
Put on your wings and FLY from party to party!!

Tricia said...

Enjoy! January birthdays are hard to prepare for - its too close to christmas. I very nearly missed my mums B'day yesterday. Not good.

I love the bunting.

Melissa said...

Hello =)
Look at that cake! YUM!
Hey we had that spotty thing too!! Someone gave it to my little one as a late birthday present! Hope it didn't linger too long at your place. xxMelissa

Erin said...

Happy January Birthdays to all of you :) Our family celebrates our huge cluster of birthdays in December, about 6 too like you. Fun, but tiring when they are grouped together like that!

Madeline said...

Happy Birthdays to everyone. Ours is November, but we only have 4 birthdays. 6 makes for a ton of celebrating.

Kristi said...

Looks like a good time. Birthday bunting is my favorite thing to hang. Love the way you made the "Happy Birthday" chocolate letters to top the cake, very clever.

Miss Muggins said...

I love your birthday traditions.

Melanie said...

September is my birthday cluster and you have reminded me of 2 things with this post. 1. I am a mad bunting person so why dont I have a Birthday Bunting yet??? and 2. I think its time for me to take down the Christmas Bunting .
Hope you have a happy happy month!

mountainwildlife said...

Happy birthdays everyone! Our month is July, all four of us (me, hubby, 2 kids) plus my brother and mother in law too!
Hope you enjoy your 'flighty' month and land happily into February :)

Levin said...

happy birthday to all who are celebrating birthdays :)
hope spots leave and happiness abounds.
l
x

gardenmama said...

Beautiful photos!
My Birthday is the first week of may followed by my mom the next week and my Dad the next week and then my brother in the next week! Loooots of cake and celebrating : ) And two of my three children share a birthday and are not twins... not sure how that happened! lol Enjoy your Birthday time!! xo

Kristin said...

A mama's work is never done is it?? That cake looks yummmmmmy!

Sabrina said...

Happy Birthdays all around! That cake looks divine- love the chocolate (?) writing idea, the adorable kid-made cards and the bunting looks beautiful too!

July is the big birthday month for my family, but everyone lives far away.

Kate said...

Happy birthday to your 6 January birthdays! I love family traditions and your bunting, tablecloth, cards and cake all look perfect.

Mary Smith said...

That's an amazing looking cake! I wonder what kind it is. Happy Birthdays!

Mon said...

I want that CAKE!! lol

What a month, phew. Enjoy!

onegoldensun said...

Sending birthday wishes to your family! We are also approaching Birthday Season. The first two are coming this weekend, and I am scurrying to get ready!