Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Birth Day Cake at Walpurgis Night



It's The last day of April, also called Valborg and we're on our way to the  the bonfire, celebrating that Spring is on it's way. Well, that's the official reason, but we have actually been celebrating something more important! We have been eating a real Birth Day cake to celebrate a little newborn boy,  a cousin to my children. His mother and very proud sisters made the cake. 


We've been together with my siblings and their families for many years at Valborg and now we have one more reason to come together. This year we brought, fruits, food and other things his parents needed. We even sent a nanny! (My oldest daughter visited them two days before us). But next year we promise to bring birthday presents to the boy himself....


In a couple of years the baby boy will be running around jumping over small ditches, playing in the mud and admiring the fire with a sister or cousin at his side.

5 comments:

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Congrats on your new nephew. The cake is SO cute! And your celebration of spring is wonderful!

patty said...

Ella, I just love reading about your culture and traditions. Probably because we don't have a lot of that here anymore. Especially in California where most everyone is transplanted from somewhere else. There is something to be said for that and I really enjoy reading it so thank you for sharing and congratulations on the new little one!!

JMW said...

Congratulations on the arrival of a new baby in your family! I'm sure everyone is so happy to greet the new little one. The bonfire gathering looks like a great event to celebrate the arrival of spring and catch up with friends and family.

joyce said...

what a great way to celebrate the arrival of spring!

Andrew Lyall said...

What is the recipe for the cake?
Thanks.
Andrew