eleven. no way.

Monday, November 03, 2008

I know. Pretty hard for me to believe, too. Halloween came and went. We had Rocky, Madeline, and a Purple Octopus in the house.
And today, we counted to eleven.  Over and over.  Eleven balloons.
Eleven flowers placed in a vase from pappy, that arrived in the hospital in 1997.  Eleven years ago.  
And a very delicious, time consuming, cake.  That held all the wishes of an eleven year old.

Yep.  Today was a very special day.  
Happy November.  

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66 comments

  1. Happy Birthday Libby! Lovely post as always - it shines through how much you love your family and how lucky they are to have parents that love them. Enjoy the coming year. g

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  2. Happy Birthday, Libby!!!!

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  3. martha c11/04/2008

    First timer here. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I always look forward to reading the special things you do with your family, lovingly and creatively.
    I wanted to send a Happy Birtday to Libby! May all your wishes come true.

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  4. Eleven? Wow. I thought 10 was hard. That and 18.

    Love that cake - very nice work!!

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  5. martha c11/04/2008

    oops typo... Happy Birthday!
    though if we were on Sesame Street a BIRTday would be appropriate if you were a muppet. :-)

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  6. Happy, happy birthday, Libby!
    Your cake looks deelish!
    ~from Laurel

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  7. Happy birthday Libby!

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  8. Happy birthday!!

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  9. Balloon wishes and sugar sweet dreams always, all ways, for your dear daughter on her 11th birthday!

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  10. Happy day to Libby and to her mom. 11 is big. We're at 10 and a half right now and 11 still feels far away! That cake looks delicious.

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  11. Happy Birthday Libby! I never realized that our daughters are the same age - mine just turned 11 3 in mid-October. Now I understand why she liked the sweater you made for Libby (we used it as a basis to design her own sweater). Eleven is a big one!

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  12. happy 11 to libby and to you!

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  13. Oh, happy day to Libby! And welcome to pre-teen joy for mom! Love the cake, though! Will be putting it to use for my own little bundle of preteen "joy" in a couple of weeks...

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  14. Happy Birthday wishes to Libby! What a joyous celebration you had.
    All the best in the future.

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  15. Happy Birthday to Libby ! How exciting and what great pictures of the celebration.

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  16. Libby, I hope you have an awesome 11th year. Happy birthday to you!!

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  17. For sure you had a very happy 11 year old! Happy 11th Birthday Libby! Oh, the cake was very special Leslie!

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  18. How terrifically sweet! Happy Birthday to you, beautiful girl! You are on the verge of so many wonderful things to come.

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  19. Happy Birthday Libby!

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  20. Happy Birthday Libby! And good luck to you Leslie...a girl in her "tweens." My suggestion...drink lots of wine :)

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  21. Happy birthday Libby! And happy birthday Leslie!

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  22. Oh happy day! 11, what a wonderful age! the pictures are beautiful

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  23. When every birthday approaches it always seems so unbelievable doesn't it?

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  24. Happy Birthday Libby!!

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  25. Happy Birthday! Looks like a yummy cake, there must ALWAYS be cake on birthdays!

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  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Libby!!

    And.... WOW!! That's an incredible cake!!!

    I begin to think that you're a very good cook !!

    :-) BYE!!

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  27. Hope you had a fantastic day Libby! Your cake looks so yummy!

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  28. Happy Birthday Libby! All the awesome chicks are born in November!
    I am an awesome chick too!

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  29. Beautiful tribute--I hope your daughter has a lovely birthday.

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  30. I have an eleven year old as well...it's a great year! Happy Birthday Libby! That cake looks delicious!

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  31. Happy Birthday to Libby, my daughter turned 11 in July and it was a special number for her too.

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  32. I got a book that reminds me of you and your family's traditions. The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule. I love the way you make the kids feel special on their big day.

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  33. Happy Birthday Libby. That is one AWESOME looking cake your mom made - you lucky lucky girl.

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  34. Happy Birthday to Libby! The cake look extremely delicious.

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  35. Happy Birthday Libby! Looks like a super yummy cake. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week too.

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  36. happy birthday libby!

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  37. Leslie, this is too funny! Our kids are almost the exact same age--Pia was born 11/6/97:)

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  38. Yay! Libby is eleven. I hope she has a very special day.

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  39. Greetings from Ireland for the birthday girl and for mum. I love your blog it is very inspiring and your photos are magnificent. Many more happy years for Libby and thank you for sharing all your events with the blog community. The photo of your mum, your sisters and yourself recreated is so special. Margie.

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  40. Happy Birthday Libby!!! hope your year is GREAT!!!

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  41. Happy Birthday Libby!!!

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  42. happy happy birthday libby!
    {i'm having a hard time wrapping my head around nine. i can't imagine eleven.}

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  43. happy birthday libby!!

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  44. Happy Birthday, Libby! You have the same birthday as my son except that he turned 16 yesterday!

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  45. Happy 11th Birthday, Libby! And many many more.....

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  46. Happy Birthday Libby! It's a good day for it :) Today is my birthday as well! I'm a *little* older than 11 though. But just a little :)

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  47. Happy Birthday Libby!

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  48. Happy Birthday to all of you!it's your party too,you know:-))

    The cake is amazing!

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  49. Happy belated birthday, Libby!

    What a beautiful cake, Leslie -- actually, just beautiful photos altogether.

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  50. happy birthday, Libby!

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  51. Kathy in SC11/05/2008

    Happy Birthday to Libby. Treasure these times Leslie (I know you do). The years fly by!

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  52. Happy Birthday to your Libby! My Libby is almost 9! What a lovely cake!

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  53. Happy Birthday!

    I love making, decorating and eating cakes (birthday cakes are always a lot of fun), so it was a lot of fun to see that one sitting there!

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  54. Happy birthday Libby!

    [I've been thinking of the balloons since I saw them on Flickr earlier today!]

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  55. I hope that Libby had a specatular 11th birthday! The balloons are such a fabulous idea.

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  56. happy birthday libby!!! they really grow up fast. my youngest will be 15 in a few weeks and my oldest is 21. wow!

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  57. I hope she had a wonderful day!

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  58. You're going to have to change your blog statement that you have 3 young children to 3 young adults! Happy b-day to Libby, the cake looks YUM!!!

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  59. i wanted to tell you how inspiring your blog has been to me. i really appreciate your musings, photos and of course, all the beautiful knitwear!

    and a big Happy Birthday to your Libby! where does the time go huh?
    :D

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  60. What fun! Happy Birthday to your Libby!
    My Libby will turn 8 this winter- she's my oldest girl. I hope and pray that I can be an effective enough Mommy that when this brief time of raising her is over, she will go out from here a capable and confident young lady. I know you're doing the same for your Libby, and I have every confidence that you'll succeed.
    Keep up the great work, Mommy!

    Happy knitting-
    ali

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  61. Oh 11, my gosh, such an important age. Belated Happy Birthday to Libby.

    That cake looks just heavenly, did it taste as wonderful as it looks?

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  62. Happy Birthday to Libby! What a beautiful cake.

    Eleven was my favorite age . . .

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  63. Happy Be-lated Birthday to Libby!


    p.s. There is an award waiting for you at my blog!!!

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  64. Oh my goodness that's a pretty cake! Happy Birthday Libby!

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  65. Happy Birthday to your girl!!

    And I just adore that balloon shot...just perfect!

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