Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Another year older

Tiny Small turned 5 last weekend. It seems hardly possible that my little baby is now a schoolgirl; a smaller, feistier version of her big sister; a handstanding, cartwheeling bundle of energy. But she is!

She was very specific about the entire menu for her birthday (that's my girl) - a breakfast of pains au chocolat, ham sandwiches for lunch and roast chicken with all the trimmings for her special birthday tea. The chicken gave me a scary moment when I was checking it with a meat thermometer and it spat hot fat RIGHT IN MY EYE. I feared we'd end the day in A&E but I had a lucky escape (though I did leave the rest of the serving to Mr DC and cowered in a corner watching the Incredibles with the Smalls). Fortunately I had already made the birthday cake - a special request for a huge pile of brownies studded with birthday candles and set blazingly alight. And I even managed not to set fire to anyone's hair.


Here's to the next year!

23 comments:

  1. I love the idea of small cakes instead of one big one. The grow up so fast - how dare they and I am glad the eye is OK

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  2. I love it when they produce very specific birthday menu plans! Mine do this too, and like Tiny Small also have quite humble requests - ham sandwiches for lunch! Cool girl!

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  3. Happy birthday! And hooray for menu-planning offspring.

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  4. Happy Birthday Tiny Small... that's a girl who knows her own mind!

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  5. Happy Birthday to Tiny Small! I think that birthday menu sounds very very good!

    Love the pile of brownies :-)

    Celia

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  6. Tiny Small sounds very funny, glad she had a great birthday :) That thing with the chicken fat sounds like something I'd do - I'm a nightmare in the kitchen (not that I'm implying you are! It's just I know I'd end up doing something like that!!!)

    I got back from the hospital before, I blogged about it, but the upshot is that I need another op. Not very happy about it, but it needs to be done :( xxx

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  7. Happy Birthday Tiny Small!!

    Great to hear she has you organised and such a well balanced menu too!

    That special pile of Birthday Brownies looks especially scrummy :)

    xxx

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  8. Sounds like the perfect birthday (appart from the eye incident!) Happy Birthday wishes to Tiny Small.
    X X

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  9. Sounds like a fabby birthday menu. But now think I might leave the chicken roasting to G this weekend! Happy Birthday, Tiny Small! K x

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  10. What an outstanding menu. Mine wouldn't be very different. Happy Birthday little lady.

    Yikes though - your eye. Is it still sore? I do hope it wont interfere with tomorrow's projects!

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  11. Happy Birthday Tiny Small! (And I hope your eye is all right . . . yikes.)

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  12. happy birthday little cookie! what a delicious sounding menu xxx

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  13. Ouch! I'll bet that hot oil smarted! Glad you're eye is ok. What a super fun cake -- the Tiny Small obviously has excellent taste!

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  14. Happy Happy Birthday Tiny Small. A girl who knows what she likes - I'm impressed!

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  15. Happy birthday tiny small :)
    Very much like the birthday menu - sounds like something I have been doing for years! (although mine invloves champagne and scrambled eggs at breakfast, so maybe don't tell her about that just yet...)
    xxx

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  16. Pesky bird.

    happy birthday to the small.

    xx

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  17. Happy Birthday to Tiny Small! Hmm, I want a pile of brownies. Especially since my most recent baking efforts went awry...

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  18. Belated happy birthday Tiny small - what a fab birthday menu! Sorry to hear about your eye though - that was a lucky escape!

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  19. Oooh, aaaah and OWWWWWWWW!

    Locket xxx

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  20. happy birthday tiny small - she certainly seems a girl who knows what she wants!!

    xxx

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  21. Happy Birthday Tiny Small! I hope the Littlest Latte's requests are so simple or so varied - it will either be Wolf Pie or endless rounds of Nutella on toast.

    PS Is The Incredibles good?

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  22. Ahhhh... Hope she had a GREAT TIME!! That cake looks deelish. xxx

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  23. Your brownies look yummy. It's a great idea for a birthday party, and such a change from fairy cakes!

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