Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Céline at 30

My dear sister Céline is 30 today! It's hard to believe that the baby who was once so tiny that she needed to wear my doll's clothes (regular baby clothes were too big for her...) is now 30.
In the picture above, she's a few months old - we were living in Kenya at the time. The pic on the side was taken a couple of months ago, on the occasion of her wedding.
I have just found out that March 3 is considered a lucky day for a girl to be born in Japan: On the third day of the third month, it is traditional in Japan to celebrate Hina-matsuri, or Girls' Day — a day for wishing all little girls health, growth and happiness, writes Heather in her post about hina-matsuri.

As for Benjy, he just turned 9 yesterday, March 2. He is in great shape of a 9-year-old and just met a new girlfriend at the Venice dog park - a Great Dane (!!!).

28 comments:

If Jane said...

happy birthday to your sister céline!
happy birthday to benjy!!

andddddddddd welcome back!! i missed you!!!

xx

Annie said...

Missed you!
And Benjy!
Happy Birthday to your sister and to that little doll of your yours.
Your sister was a beautiful baby and she is still beautiful.
xoxo

Spangler Cummings said...

I thought about writing, "wake up, wake up," and, happily for me you are back.

Mary-Laure said...

IF JANE - I missed you too :)

ANNIE - yes, she is still quite pretty!

SPANGLER - yaaaawn. I'm awake now.

Laura in Paris said...

Happy birthday to Celine .. and Benjy. It's good to see you back!

Belle de Ville said...

Your sister is lovely and Benjy's new girlfriend proves aht size is all relative! If things don't work out for benjy we can introduce him to my son's minature dacshund Lady Godiva in Brentwood.

Ammu said...

Happy birthday to your sister - so gorgeous! Love that baby pic.

And happy birthday to Benjy - boy's got a cute girlfriend!

And welcome back :)

muralimanohar said...

Well, Happy Birthday to your sister! What a fun day to have a birthday. :D

I can't remember if I ever mentioned it..but my dingbat pug met a Great Dane once...his head was bigger than the whole pug...My pug decided it was a good idea to launch an attack. The Great Dane didn't notice anything odd about it, and promptly attached back. Oy. Close one. :p

Mary-Laure said...

BELLE DE VILLE - oh, I'd so love to see pics of your dachshund! I hope there are some on your blog...?

MURALIMANOHAR - LOL LOL LOL LOL, what a hilarious story. I think small dogs have absolutely no notion that they are small.

Debra said...

Ohhh You're back! You have been sorely missed.
Happy Birthday to your lovely sister. And to Benjy too! He and his new friend must be quite a sight at the park. So there must be long distance celebrations planned for these couple of days.
So happy to see you ML.

Sammi said...

My dog also chooses girlfriends who are much bigger than him, currently a collie named Molly. Molly the Collie hahaha.

Hope your sister had a good birthday!x

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful sister and to Benjy. As I recall, nine was a great year!

Welcome back. :)

Anonymous said...

C'est au Kenya que nous avons passe des jours merveilleux.Le second birthday de Celine fut une fete formidable avec de nombreux amis et, si tu te souviens, un clown qui etait venu specialement divertir une assemblee de gamins; heureux temps!

Anonymous said...

WELCOME BACK AUREA! Glad your sis' birthday brought you back

Giulia said...

Well, Blogger is being weird. I'll try again.

Happy birthday to the lovely Céline & the handsome Benjy.

So impressed with Benjy's obvious firm sense of self--he is not a size-ist. Do we know the name of the lady in question? And, is Taocito jealous? (Not that we want that to be the case.)

ciao-meow to all

Susan & GG

Angora said...

Bon anniversaire à la pleine et splendide Céline... par rapport aux petits vêtements de poupée on la mesure plus étoffée et très épanouie!
Charmant tout ça et très attentionné de la grande soeur que l'on est bien content de voir sortir de dessous le drap!
Dans mon jardin il y a beaucoup de roses de noël blanches et pourpres, je vous en envoie à toutes deux sur mon blog! BYE

Marci said...

Felicidades a Céline!
y felicidades al pequeño Casanova...
Un saludo

Rebecca said...

What a sweet post! :) Hope your sister and Benjy both had happy birthdays!

Joyful said...

Nice to see you! Happy Birthday to Celine. She is a beauty, like you and your mom ;-)

Vintage Simple said...

Happy birthday to Celine..! And Sassy Benji! Welcome back - you've been missed dearly.

xoxo,
-maria

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to Celine and Benjy!! Oh Mr. B you look fab for your age and I love how you don't let "distance" come between true love. xo

donna baker said...

It is a happy day to see you, Benjy, your sister and your lovely blog.

Angie Muresan said...

Happy Birthday to Celine!
And missed you, Mary-Laure. Hope everything is well with you.

Angie Muresan said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday to Benjy! How could I forget?

chicknamedhermia said...

Lol she was such a cute baby!

Aron said...

how cute!

Fifi Flowers said...

I wonder what it means if you have a boy on the thrid day in the third month... my 15 year old and Celine share a birthday!

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She is lovely in her younger years, she is lovelier in her 30's. Happy birthday!