Sunday, 3 October 2010

A Special Birthday

It's not always been the easiest eighteen years. And just when it seemed to be getting easier, life threw other obstacles in our way. But today my "baby" celebrated his eighteenth birthday...

and I would just like to say to Jacob, that I think you've grown up to be a lovely young man who makes me proud every day. Life's not always been easy but you come back smiling every time. You are a very special person.

We've had a super day with all of our closest family. Joe was missing as he is in Vietnam but we all spoke to him before lunch via Skype. We've had lots of good food (menu specially chosen by Jacob) which included coffee and walnut cake as well as raspberry pavlova (extra insulin for someone then!) A special birthday, a special day and a very special young man.

Happy Eighteenth Birthday Jake!

29 comments:

  1. Nice to see that even at eighteen, you get a special kind of smile for a cake full of candles!

    Happiest of Birthdays Jake.

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  2. Awww happy birthday Jake! (nice cakes once again o mistress of the bake!) x

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  3. Happy Birthday Jake!!!

    Looks like your proud Mum cooked up a storm for you. :)

    Vivienne x

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  4. happy birthday to jake, and a happy very special day to mum!
    Su

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  5. Nice choice of food Jake! Glad you had contact with your other son and had such a wonderful time all of you.

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  6. happy birthday, glad you all enjoyed your special day

    Su

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  7. A very happy birthday to Jake ,the cake looks scrummy and the rasberry meringue ,Mmmmm .love Jan xx

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  8. Happy Birthday Jake. Your such a lucky boy - raspberry pavlova yum yum.

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  9. Congratulations to your young man. It sounds a wonderful weekend. I am drooling over the photo at the bottom for several reasons ;o)

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  10. Congratulations Jake and a very Happy Birthday. You have excellent taste - coffee and walnut cake and raspberry pavlova are two of my favourites. Lucky your Mum is such an excellent cook. By the way, my baby was 53 on Saturday!

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  11. Go the pavalova!
    At least you know what to expect after eating that one now - ain't science grand.

    Happy Birthday to Jake :)

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  12. Hapy Birthday to Jake! Hope you all had a fabulous day! :) x

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  13. What a lovely post, Happy birthday from me too. Keep on making memories.

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  14. Happy birthday to your 18 year old boy (well man now really). What fab taste in cakes he has !

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  15. Walnut cake, pavolva and birthday cake! Yumm... what a birthday celebration. Hope it was happy!

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  16. Oh, happy birthday Jake. I love that photo of him - 18 or 38, secretly we all love a home-made birthday cake and wiggly candles.

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  17. Happy Birthday Jake, you certainly had some lovely food to celebrate.

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  18. Happy 18th Jake!!

    Glad you all had a lovely day together. Wonderful choice of birthday food, by the way!

    xxx

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  19. Eighteen is such an exciting time. Happy birthday to your boy and may he have a wonder-filled year.

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  20. Happy 18th Birthday! Love your cake and pavlova! Can I come for tea too please?? Lucy

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  21. happy 18th birthday - I too hope I will be saying and celebrating this with my son one day :)

    Amelia.x

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  22. Happy 18th Birthday! And what fabby candles on the cake! K x

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  23. have a good one!

    that is major... 18... wow!

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  24. Happy Birthday Jake - wishing you a wonderful year.

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  25. What a gorgeous picture of your Jake and his cake (ooooh, sorry.) Happy, Happy Birthday Jake!

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  26. belated happy birthday to jake, your feast looks delicious. Ali's 18th lasted three weeks with family celebrations, grandparents birthday tea and a party with friends- lovely but exhausting! Jane

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  27. Looks like he had a super Birthday - the cakes and pavlova looked yummy - congratulations Mum you done well!!!!!

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  28. congratulations to the birthday boy - and the cook!

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  29. I love tea parties and especially love raspeberry pavlova, you can keep the other cake though, I don like coffee. Happy 18th to your son, hope he got as many cards and birthday messages as your blog got comments.

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