This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

~Happy Birthday JoJo~



This post is for JoJo
she waits all year for her birthday...and we have been counting down for 66 sleeps and now it's finally here!


Normally she's not one for jewellery but while shopping at the Canberra Centre she spotted the Pandora stand and chose this blue September birthstone ring...the stone is Lapis Lazuli which is not her birthstone
but it is her favourite colour

The actual birthstone for August is Peridot



She'd been asking for some red drums for a while now and we tracked some down
the look on her face was priceless when she opened her door to them!!!


We went out for dinner to Monet's with good friends Asta, Fiona and David
this is the view when I went there in the afternoon to deliver the balloons


Some stars that fell out of an envelope when she opened a card 


JoJo started off with Garlic Prawns for dinner


followed by Fish'nChips


Mr Armchair chose Sushi 


and I  had Lemongras Chicken




All finished off with a Wiggles Birthday Cake
She had a lovely lovely day and an equally lovely weekend with her brother, sister and niece and nephew here to celebrate!


Over the weekend JoJo's brother and partner came down and they all found a new track to walk on


with a lovely view in the background


Whilst us adults were celebrating on Saturday these 2 little tech savy munchkins were quite happy with each other's company......along with mum's ipad!

A lovely few days celebrating
Happy Happy Birthday dear JoJo!!!
She loves all occasions
and now the countdown is on to Christmas!!!

33 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday JoJo..........dinner looks lovely........enjoy the drums.......hope you have a sounds proof room.........

shez said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO JO love all that yummy food and especially the cake.Enjoy your new drumss Jo Jo and you will have to show us your new ring.xx

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh Happy Birthday Jo Jo, is a pleasure to know you & your wonderful family, love Posie

Jo in TAS said...

Happy Birthday Jo Jo! Everyday you'll be celebrating when you get to beat those drums! Awesome pressie!

Cardygirl said...

Happy Birthday JoJo! Looks like lots of fun.

Kris Feigl said...

Hmmm, I seem to be masquerading as my husband!!!
Happy Birthday JoJo. Good to hear you had such a wonderful day.
Hugs, Sharon

Sue said...

Happy birthday JoJo, what a great day you had. That dinner looks great and there's no one better to spend a birthday with than family and friends.

Astrid said...

Dear JoJo, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I can see you had a wonderful day with nice gifts and delicious dinner and that yummy cake!
Greetings from Astrid in Mauritius.

Terry said...

Jojo Happy Birthday !!
Great red drums
Prawns and Wiggles Cake all wonderful
Glad you had such a great Birthday

Palomasea said...

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU JOJO!!!
Sending hugs to you and your sweet Mum!
What a wonderful celebration...and those DRUMS! Dzintra dear, what a fabulous gift...perhaps you will have fun with them too?! :)
Can I tell you, we are huge fans of the Wiggles here! So happy for the lovely day you all shared...
Thank you so much for stopping by, dear friend... you are a blessing!
Much love to you,
- Irina

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy Birthday JoJo. Your day looked fabulous. Love the cake and your drum set. Many happy returned JoJo - Hugs Nat

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Big Happy Birthday to Jo Jo...sorry I am late xx

Kath said...

Happy Birthday lovely girl, and many happy returns!

Simone de Klerk said...

Hartelijk gefeliciteerd JoJo!!!
What a lovely lovely day you had, JoJo! And you certainly know the good things of life. Happy you (o:

Rachaeldaisy said...

A very Happy Birthday to you JoJo!!! What a wonderful time you all had!! I love the curly candles on the Wiggles Cake!

ria vogelzang said...

What a happy post!!! Congrats especially to JOJO!!! Happy Birthday, sweetie!!!!!!!!! Hope you enjoyed it very much!!
What a great family you have, Dzintra!
Thanks for the lovely pictures, so we could be part of it a little.
Love and a big hug to you!!
Ria.

mumasu said...

So glad you all had a lovely day. These family times are so precious.

Cathy said...

I was very impressed with the wine rack in the background of the first pic....thought, wow this lady loves a drop!! Lol After reading e post I worked out it was the restaurant!!!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday Miss JoJo!! We do countdowns out our house too....

Bev C said...

Hello JoJo.

happy Birthday to you. You had the best time with your family. Hope you are having fun playing with the red drums. Mum and you can start a band!!!
Love that Birthday cake.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MY DARLING FRIEND!

I have missed you so much...I am getting back into blogland today for yesterday, my darling cousins left back home to California. We had such a lovely week together.

OH DEAR....GIVE JO JO A HUG!!! She is so beautiful and happy and SHE HAS HER DRUMS!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS FUN FOR HER! You are the best.....big hugs to you my friend and your spring is coming up, isn't it? LOVE! Anita

Lynn said...

Awww it looks like a perfect birthday, with good food, lovely gifts and friends and family. Happy belated birthday Jojo.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, JoJo! So glad you had a lovely birthday with your family and friends. I'm wishing you many more to come and lots of happy hours drumming away! Hugs!

Amish Stories said...

Happy birthday Jo Jo and I hope that you had a wonderful time with your mom. Richard

RitaGri said...

Jo Jo! Mīļi sveicieni dzimšanas dienā!

Ann's ~ 'a photo a day for 100 days' said...

Happy Birthday dear Jo Jo, I love your drums, lucky girl!! Your Wiggles cake looked delicious, and your meal must have tasted the best! Now you have to wait another year for your Birthday. Great photos Ingrid. I will be making the Yorkshire pudding this Saturday with a fillet roast and vegetables! Have a great week and enjoy those stunning drums Jo Jo ~

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Jo Jo...by the looks from the pics you had a wonderful day/night...those drums look pretty cool.

Jeni said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO JO
looks like a wonderful time....
didnt you go to... Dream World lasdt Birthday
Hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra, I can almost HEAR Jo Jo on her drum set!!! teeheee.....you are so kind to give her her dream instrument. How wonderful for her! What a beautiful ring, too!

Ahhhhhh....our summer is waning my dear, and is making its sunny way to you. GRAB IT and seize each bright day!!!! LOVE! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And we are getting a LOVELY storm at this moment; I love gray days. They make me want to cuddle up and create! HAPPY DAY! Anita

Fer said...

Happy (belated) birthday JoJo! Looks like you had the perfect day. xoxo

Zuly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO JO, from a little country in Central America...COSTA RICA!!
Wonderful birthday :-)
Zuly

Yvonne W said...

Happy Birthday JoJo. What a special day for a special person!

Deb R said...

Happy Birthday Jo JO...drums !! good luck :)

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