Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nine Years Old/Neun Jahre alt


Another birthday, Veronika is nine years old.  Noch ein Geburtstag, Veronika ist neun Jahre alt.  


She wanted to have potato mice for dinner again and Flora helped with all the preparations.  Sie wollte wieder Kartoffelmäuse zum Mittagessen haben.  Flora hat dabei gut geholfen.  




Opening presents.  Geschenke aufmachen. 









 Presents from Great Aunt Erika from Germany to remind us of our trip to the North Sea.
Geschenke von Großtante Erika, die uns an unseren Nordseebesuch erinnern.

She always sends us these corn syrup-free gummy bears, a hit with all children.
Sie schickt uns immer diese Gummibärchen, die ohne Maissirup gemacht sind.  Alle Kinder mögen sie sehr.  


 Boston Cream Pie (from this cookbook) for tea
Boston Cream Pie zum Kaffeetrinken

20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Veronika!

    Eva, those potato mice look so cute. :)

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    1. Thank you, Christine! And thanks for the compliment about the mice.

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  2. Happy Birthday to you and Veronika! The birthday feast looks scrumptious! And I love the pics with Flora :) I think the birthdays make August a busy month for you. I'm not used to having birthdays in the summer. It's probably a very nice and relaxing time of year to have them. We're always so busy with schoolwork and dance classes in the autumn . . ah well. C'est la vie.

    I send you a big hug!

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    1. Thanks, Dorina. Veronika was born during a rising full moon, very memorable. Yes, August is very busy with two birthdays so close together. In my family we had three birthdays in December plus my godfather's birthday and my aunt's birthday. All before Christmas . .. . We don't have any summer birthdays in my German family, so Peter's and Veronika's birthdays are special. And you are right, it is easier to celebrate when there is a summer break.

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    2. Too bad, they were not born on the same day, that would have made the celebration easier :).

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  3. Lovey post.
    I visit but don't often comment.
    Lovely and I adore those mice
    God Bless
    Gae

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    1. Hello Gae, so nice you left a comment. I know how it is with leaving comments. When you have a large family it gets overwhelming with all these comments. I often take a peak to see how you and your family is doing, but don't comment so much either. And thanks for your compliment on the mice. Take care.

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  4. Happy birthday Veronika! (And beautiful potato mice, Flora)

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    1. Hello Lucy, how are you doing? Have you stopped blogging? I miss your posts. Veronika says thank you for the birthday wishes. And Flora was so happy she could help with those mice.

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  5. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Veronika!
    Ein richtig schön strahlendes Geburtstagskind ist auf den Fotos zu sehen.

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    1. Danke, sagt Veronika! Veronika kann wie die Sonne strahlen und wie ein Gewittersturm wüten. Ihr steht jede Emotion ins Gesicht geschrieben. Vielleicht sind Sommerkinder so. Meine anderen Kinder sind viel verhaltener.

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  6. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, liebe Veronika! Die Mäuse schauen süss aus und auch du strahlst so schön!

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    1. Danke auch in die Schweiz. Ja, sie hat mit der Sonne um die Wetter gestrahlt und war ganz glücklich.

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  7. Happy Birthday Veronika and birthday blessings to your sweet ma!

    You and Flora looked so sweet together and gummy bears are a real hit in our house too! Your choice of tea and cake was a good one.

    Love to you

    San and all xxx

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    1. Thanks, San! I always tell my story that Charlotte and Veronika were born in the "stable" because there was no room in the inn. For both births the hospital had to find a room for me because all the birthing rooms were occupied. Not the best solution, but they arrived fast and healthy. Later I was transferred to better rooms.

      This cake was very complicated and I was utterly exhausted by the time it was finished. I have to be careful about how much I stand and that cake required a lot of standing. But Veronika was VERY happy with it.

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    2. It is so hard to find gummy bears without corn syrup and other additives. The ones from my aunt are so much better and taste good too.

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    3. Oh what a sweet story for the girls, so precious! I thought one of the big kids had made the cake, so truly a labour of love on your part, well done x

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    4. Well, Miriam had the best place to be born, at home, and Flora got the very best birthing suite of the hospital, maybe to make up for the day when Veronika was born (Charlotte was born in Indiana). Only poor Jonathan does not have any special story, except the fact that he ended up in the NICU for several days due to intestinal problems.

      I took a long nap after baking that cake :).

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  8. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Liebe Veronika!

    Eva, I loved how German Veronika is even in her hand gestures when she showed her age with her fingers. It made me smile!

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    1. I would have never noticed that! You can see how strong my influence must be then. Of course, I count the German way and Peter is not so much around to count with his fingers.
      Did you know that Germans and Americans also wave differently?

      "Danke für die Geburtstagsglückwünsche!" sagt Veronika.

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