Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Birthday Birthday!

March 3 is the birthday of my dear, dear sister. Here's a picture of her, in my mum's arms on the day of her very first birthday party, in Kenya, where my family moved just weeks after my sister was born.

March 2 is Benjy's birthday - the beast turns 8! - while March 4 is the birthday of my wonderful friend Kelly.

37 comments:

Taocito said...

What a divine little blond girl! Doesn't she look pretty with that little pout and this little blue dress!!! Awwwww. And mama looks so young and blond! Tell me, why do I always look slightly startled in the pictures?
Benjy doesn't look too shabby either I have to admit. But then again it's easy to look divine when you are an oracle with the shiniest coat!

jean-louis said...

J espere que Celine regardera Aurea aujourd hui, nous habitions alors une magnifique maison avec plein d arbres et de fleurs a Westland Spring valley. Les plus belles fleurs etaient sans contestation aucune...vous deux.

The Clever Pup said...

Oh dear,

Looking at that dress it seems very likely that I am old enough to be your Mum.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Happy birthdays all around! Benjy is not 8, no way, he is such a pup.

Joanna said...

Happy birthday to everyone, especially little Benjy! What did he decide to do on his special day?

sealaura said...

Your sister was a doll. As you know I love seeing your childhood pictures. Bon anniversaire a tout le monde. Norman sends Benjy a birthday hug, they are one day apart! xoxo

Kwana said...

Happy Birthday to your Sister and Benjy! I wish them both all the best!

My Castle in Spain said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful sis and the "délicieux" Benjy !

Rebekah said...

Happy birthday to your sister and Benjy!

Taocito said...

Oh my owner would like to point out that she has incredibly grown since that picture was taken. Her hair is no longer blond (as previous posts will attest), her nose not a little button and her cheeks not those full round sweet child cheeks. Oh and she never wears dresses anymore.
She would however like to raise a point: Benjy has not aged a bit in the past 8 years. I, Taocito il Mougnou would like to suggest that the oracle might have made a pact with the devil for eternal youth. Blondie you with me on that one?

pal shazar said...

and march 7 is the birthday of my husband jules shear!! salut to all.

A World in a PAN said...

Happy birthday Celine, and happy wuf wuf Benjy,and happy happy birthday to your friend Kelly too! March is a great month, isn't it (of course my birthday is in marcho too)

karina Manghi said...

Feliz cumple para todos!!!!!

Anonymous said...

oh happy birthday to your sister!!!!
to the fuzzy beast..
and to your friend...

(my sister's b-day is on the 13th...)

xxnancy

Blondie said...

Blondie & Leeloo concur: we're in Dorian Grey teritory, & we detect wisps of Beelzebub's noxious sulphur fumes hovering above Benjy... For once, & we really cannot stress too strenuously the "once-in-a-lifetime" aspect of this, but for once, we are nominating someone other than Taocito for the soul cleansing flames of the Autodafé...
The Pack has spoken: heed our warning!

Jen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA!!!! He doesn't look or act half of his eight years!!!! A puppy to infinity and beyond!!!!

Mary-Laure said...

TAOCITO - no wonder mum looks young on that pic, she was the age YOU are today!

JL - merci pour ce commentaire qui nous a beaucoup emues, maman, Celine et moi.

CLEVER PUP - oh, but those beautiful dresses are timeless, no?

D. MOLL - yep, random people always ask me "Is he a puppy?"!

JOANNA - he had some nice treats and plenty of belly rubs!!!

SEALAURA - happy birthday to Norman too, then.
As for my sis, she's still super pretty, though not as "roundish".

WORLD IN A PAN - we'll give you a special shout out on your birthday too... Just you wait.

BLONDIE and TAOCITO - you pooches are just jealous that Benjy found the secret of eternal youth. It's called A HEALTHY DIET. That's right, no eating shoes, bras, des mottes de beurre, Toblerones or any un-mouf items.
Beware, Benjy's attorney may sue you for libel, he he he...

Agnes Deer said...

March is the birthday month! I just love old pictures your mom and sister look beautiful. I love your mom's dress :)

Solange said...

happy birthday to your dear sister! your mom does look like you I think, from the pictures I know at least, you two have the same expression.
any special gift in mind for her? :)

take care and enjoy your day,
Solange

The Seeker said...

Happy Birthday to everyone!!!!

xoxo

Mary-Laure said...

AGNES - I love that dress too, so perfect for sunny Kenya. I also find my sister's dress adorable. We had plenty of those Liberty print dresses.

SOLANGE - my sister will visit me in LA in May and that's when I'll take her shopping for a present. She loves fancy cosmetics and glamour.
For my friend Kelly, I got a great history/fashion book called "What Marie-Antoinette wore to the Revolution". It's more than just fashion babble, it's really relevant historically and sociologically! I read it last year and loved it.

Joie de vivre said...

Birthdays all around! Have a great time celebrating!

gracia said...

Two special birthdays... double the delight and double the trouble for the month of March.

gracia said...

P.S. A beautiful photo of your Mum and your sister.

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday Everyone!! This is a week of celebration for you!!
Your sister is cute so is Benjy!!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Happy birthday to your sister and Benjy..!
Beautiful photo - thanks for sharing..:)

J Elaine said...

Your mum is so pretty in this picture and your sister precious. I am always glad to see your family pictures. You are all so very beautiful.

Esti said...

happy birthday to all of them!!

willow said...

What a beautiful photo! Happy Birthday, sister and Benjy!

limonana said...

happy belated birthday to your sis & pup! such a sweet photo of her & your mama...

michiko said...

Happy Birthday to your sister, Benjy and your friend! My birthday is March 8th, this Sunday :)
Funny, lately I've been making acquaintances with people who's b-day is in March lol

Mary-Laure said...

J ELAINE - yes, mum was s youthful and pretty...

LIMOANA - I remember you posting an amazing, beautiful picture of your mum some tima ago. It's engraved in my memory.

MICHIKO - I'll think on you on Sunday, happy birthday.

The traveler's soul said...

Happy birthday benjy! I remember your eyes when I was playin ball with u.

Angora said...

Bon anniversaire à Céline dans les bras d'une bien chère amie (bien jolie aussi!)et à Benji le petit museau noir du mois de Mars. Je vous envoie des comètes et du bonheur du fond de la campagne. Cela me donne envie de replonger dans les photos,l'enfance est comme une fleur ,c'est très émouvant!!

Benjy said...

TRAVELER'S SOUL - I loved playing ball with you, you taught me so many tricks! I miss you.

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy birthday to your sister and Benjy and your friend... March 3rd is my son's birthday... we have something in common!
I hope you are ENJOYING a beautiful weekend at the beach!
Fifi

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