Birthday Boy

Sure yesterday was Mother’s Day, but it was something far more important than that…it was Rob’s Birthday! Given that I had had a few days off with my family we decided to focus on him for the day and celebrate with a little lunch with neighbour and her family. Even better than that, she made the Osso buco that we had for lunch. All I had to do was whip up some mash, make a carrot cake and host the thing. The perfect compromise.

There was a new watch (a fab wooden number from Down that little lane), book, scarf, gloves and socks for the Birthday Boy. And as the day went on it seemed that winter well and truly settled into our little village…it was freezing!

A slow afternoon of good food, wine and company, the warmth of the fire, some photography and happy kids was actually the perfect Mother’s Day treat for me anyway.

That Rob brings all the Macdonald girls in this house so much happiness, patience, kindness and love every day, I hope we got to turn the tables and spoil him. He certainly deserves it…and some.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10992540563706358499 Danielle

    Happy Be-lated birthday Rob!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086980189762813286 [Good Mum Hunting]

    Such great photos Beth! You have REALLY got the hang of it now girl.

    Happy Mothers day / Rob’s Bday! What a busy day you had yesterday.

    Sounds like he was rewarded for all his hard work as a great father and husby.

    xx

  • http://solitaryphotographic.com/ solitaryphotographic.com

    Surely Osco bucco if your neighbour bought it? :D
    Happy Birthday to Rob.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    Rob is a seriously cool cat. Many happy returns x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15147301486864145167 B

    Lovely… Looks like a great day.

    My big girl turned 7 yesterday – our menu was pancakes, pizza, a mushroom smurf house cake at lunch and an ice-cream cake after dinner…. Was lovely to share the day with her…

    Love love love the wooden watch! Off to google that now!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06121712523051258877 Leah

    So I read osso busco as OSSCKO BUCCO…. after listening to your podcast! Happy Happy Birthday to Rob!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124224647059797583 kim at allconsuming

    Don’t you mean Osco Bucco? You know, from the Northern Provinces of Italy?

    Happy Birthday Mr BabyMac, you’re one cool dude.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I was SO going to write OSCO bucco then backed down. Nice pick up x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    Happy birthday to Rob!

    That Tim has worked his magic and your photography is getting better and better with every single post. Great stuff, Beth. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02356710299403738437 My Four Pretty Girls

    Love your photos. You are very clever. Such warmth in your house :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09292245808330934955 Jayne

    Happy birthday Rob !! Your photos are getting better and better … i aspire to have mine like yours one day!

  • http://www.tinysavages.com/ Carli @ Tiny Savages

    Have to agree with the photos, they are wonderful. Hope you had a great day :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    Happy birthday to Rob! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12010119572472733390 Lisa H

    I’m loving your photos. Happy birthday to Rob.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16611229357228521510 Hazel

    All very perfect, lovely photos, they evoke a feeling of being there, and intimacy but the only face is Rob’s, I like. I always feel silly taking photos of people for my blog (still nervous about the explaining that I have one), and a bit worried they’ll be funny about it.
    Happy Birthday Rob.
    I have a fail proof carrot cake recipe (from my MIL), which is the yardstick to all other carrot cakes now. Bloody hell I got in trouble earlier this year for baking another recipe! Particularly when my husband (who as an aside is a Rob too) found out it was baked in a round tin not square. I was nearly sent straight out to the doghouse to sleep. Apparently it has to be baked in a square tin only. Hello OCD.
    The recipe is a gem from a 1979 Vogue Living magazine (appropriately my birthday year), and the secret ingredient is a tin of crushed pineapple. Happy to share if you’d like.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Sounds like a beautiful way to celebrate two important events lady. LOVE the photos, so expressive and lovely. Happy Birthday to your Rob, he is a lucky man to have three gorgeous gals to spoil him xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06161791158132670303 Nat – Muddy Farmwife

    Happy Birthday Rob. Awesome shots, you just have a fantastic knack of conveying so much with your images.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    Happy Birthday Rob – you’re a SPUNK.

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14697675950402687660 Han & Moo

    I really can’t wait for the day when my babies are older and we can have long boozey lunches. This looks so delicious. Happy Birthday to your husbo. X

  • http://loulouloves.me/ loulouloves.me

    Lovely post! Looked like a wonderful day…

  • http://flyingdrunkenmonkey.pip.verisignlabs.com/ The Flying Drunken Monkey

    As I mentioned on Facebook Rob and I share a birthday! Have to say I’m jealous as Rob’s looked like a much better birthday than mine! I had to spend it with extended family for Mothers Day. But I did get some great presents from my little family.

    Happy belated birthday Rob!

    Beth, your photos are stunning. Really, really impressed.