21st Birthday

Well today my lovely middle daughter, Karen, turned 21!!!!
I just had to do a post to celebrate it. 

Laura and Emma made her a special birthday cake.  
The fact the Karen is the master cake maker in this house is always a problem - cause anything we do is NEVER going to be as good as her cakes. 
 However, I think her two sisters did a wonderful job.

We went out to our (Dan and my) favourite place to eat in our town. 
It's a really lovely hotel called The Piersland Lodge.  You always get a really lovely meal and the service is always great and it just has a really nice feel to it, if you know what I mean. 
It didn't disappoint - it was as usual very good :))

Here are a couple of pictures of my lovely family before our dinner.

  The birthday girl 

Our three beautiful girls (Laura, Emma and Karen)

Kevin (Laura's boyfriend) and the three girls. I asked Kevin if  he would mind if his picture was on my blog and he said no. My kind of lad :))

 Me and Danny. I don't much care for this picture but it was the best of a bad bunch :(

 Laura had bought special sparklers to put on the cake instead of birthday candles - it seemed like a great idea. But,when it came to lighting them it took so long that the one that was already lit went out by the time the next one was lit. 
It was a shame - it would have looked great if it had worked..

Anyway, Karen really enjoyed her day and so did the rest of us. 

I love family celebrations.


Fiona said…
Ah Ellie glad that you all had a good evening.

Happy birthday to Karen (such a lovely age to be)

You have a lovely family
and you look great in the photo.

The cake(s) was brilliant.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


ps are the girls out later to celebrate or will Karen go out with friends for another "night out"?

TexWisGirl said…
i like the cupcakes as a b-day cake. :) very cute. and your girls are adorable - they come from good stock. :)
Jill said…
Cool cake with sparklers! Glad you all had a good time celebrating. Happy Birthday to your lovely Karen! All of you are lovely!
Karen said…
Cool cupcakes. Happy Birthday Karen!
Jeanne said…
That is such a great cake and the sparklers looked pretty good for 'not working". Your girls are just lovely Ellie, and happy birthday to Karen!
Debbie said…
what a beautiful family you have, your girls are just adorable!!

the cupcakes look yummy, yum, yum. they "sparkle" with love!!
Lea White said…
Ahhh, happy birthday! How special and those cupcakes look so yummy! What a special celebration! Love your photos!
Sandra said…
Belated happy birthday wishes to Karen! Ah 21! Do you remember, Ellie?!
I love the birthday cupcakes in the special cupcake stand and the sparklers!
Lovely family shots and beautiful memories to look back on!
Have a lovely Sunday! Sandra
Great photos and I love the idea of the cake. Diane
Jane said…
You have such beautiful daughters! How lovely to see their faces. Thanks for sharing the birthday, and the SPARKLER idea on cupcake is wild. Love it. You and your husband are adorable, what a great family.
Rita said…
Looks like a great time had by all. I am very happy for your daughter that she had family that cared.

My 21st was the worst birthday of my life. I did a post about it a few years back. It is in my archives if you want to hunt it down.

Give Karen my regards.
Happy birthday to Karen! You have such a lovely family.
orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
So sorry for my belated Happy birthday to Karen!
Lovely to see your happy family and sparklers and all (♥^_^♥)~*

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako
Lisa Gordon said…
What a special time!
Happy Birthday Karen!
Rose said…
You have such a lovely family...your daughters are beautiful.
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