November 11, 2013

mimm : my birthday

The following is a super special guest post written by "my little taste tester", who celebrated his 9th birthday on November 7th. Since we've spent the last few days celebrating, I thought it would be nice to view the world through the eyes of a nine year old, for a change.
Katie throws a party for us every monday - connecting people together from all around the world. hearts and hugs to you Katie for doing this for us ♥

4 days ago it was my birthday. 

I was really, really excited for my birthday.

On Thursday, my Mom and I were out shopping...

and when we came home, my aunt Kirsty was at our house:

Kirsty was visiting my grandma and grandpa in Cornwall and came to see me because it was my birthday.

That's it!


"My little taste tester" was born at 11:11pm on Sunday, November 7, 2004 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. 

That night, the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) lit up the sky and for the first time in my life, I caught a glimpse of the lights from the delivery room window. 

Auroras were spotted all across Canada and the United States, as far south as California and Arizona. Even days later, people in Australia, New Zealand, and parts of the U.K. reported seeing the lights in the night sky. 

How cool is that?

Here's what we saw in Ottawa:

If you would like to see more photos of this incredible celestial event, please visit Science @ Nasa's November 2004 Aurora Gallery

Big hugs and kisses to "my little taste tester" for writing this post. 

Thank you for reading! Have a MARVELOUS Monday everyone! xo

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? 
Do you ever see the numbers 11:11 on your clock? I ALWAYS do! Today I saw the number 1:11, 4:44, and then :44 on my oven timer. neat-o!


  1. What a cute take on sharing his birthday. Let him know I loved his little write up :) :)

    Also, you and your sister look identical. Twins?

    1. thanks so much Jessie! that means so much. i will definitely let him know :)

      we were browsing through your blog a few days (he was curious)..and he thought your trip to Hawaii was so awesome. "I would love to go there," he said. Someday. #DreamsDoComeTrue

      that's my younger sister btw. there's a two year age difference between us. i'm the wiser one :P

  2. Wow what amazing pictures of the northern lights I've never been but always wanted to go and seeing that makes me want to go even more!!
    And a big Happy Birthday to your little 'taste tester' his cake looked great :D

    1. If you ever get a chance to see the Northern Lights, you definitely should. I think that everyone should experience seeing the Northern Lights at least once in their lifetime.

      And "my little taste tester" loved his birthday cake by the way :D

      Thanks so much for visiting Jan!

  3. This post was the cutest! And how amazing that the northern lights lit up the sky on the night he was born. Must be one special taste tester ;) Oh how I wish I could see the world through the yes of a 9 year old again!

    1. Right?! And he was so cute when I asked him if he wanted to write a guest post for me about his birthday weekend. I left it up to him and this is what he came up with (I just added a few of the photos).

      It was an amazing night indeed! Thanks Davida! He's a very special little boy :D

  4. Happy birthday to the little man- what a great post!

    those pictures are amazing at the bottom- absolutely amazing!

    1. Thanks Arman! I really love this post too :D

      and the pics of the Northern Lights ARE pretty fantastic, eh?! :P

  5. I tried to comment when this post first went up but it didn't work :(
    Anyhow, I'm glad I didn't because now I get to see the Northern lights! How special!
    And I loved his guest posts. What a great boy

    1. Thank you so much for coming back to visit and to comment again..that is so nice of you Hélène!

      You're not the first person to say that about the comments btw..and I can't seem to figure this issue out on my own. All of a sudden, I've been having some difficulties with Feedburner as posts are not being delivered by email. argh :P

      Sorry for the confusion. I will have to look into this some more.