Thursday, October 4, 2012

Emmaline's Birthday

Today we celebrated Emmaline's birthday. Her actual birthday is on Sunday, but Sunday birthdays are no fun, so we decided that today would be the day. We got up and had toaster strudel for breakfast, she watched Spongebob until lunch (she didn't want to do any school work or do chores on her birthday, so I figured that would be okay) and then we went to Taco Cabana for lunch(and I got a diet DrPepper, which is why I'm writing this blog at 1am, waiting for my Benadryl to kick in), more Spongebob until dinner (with a couple of errands in between) then Costco hot dogs for dinner. (At least I cooked those at home...that kind of counts as cooking, right?) Then we got ready and went down to the playground for cake and her party, had lots of fun with lots and lots of friends, then headed back up to the house. She opened her presents, then Daddy snuck out for a bit and came home with a rented copy of The Avengers, and we watched the Avengers and ate ice cream for the rest of the night. It was  a pretty special day for our almost seven year old!
The actual cake part of this cake was kind of a nightmare, and I had such a hard time shaping it, which is why it's all wobbly and dented, but I'm happy with how the decorations turned out.
I grabbed a quick picture before we headed out the door to the party.

I wish I had taken more pictures at her party. There were so many great friends there, and I wish I'd been better about that.

She's started collecting the Princess chapter books, so here's another one for her collection.
Flyn Rider from Aunty Lea. (I think she's also trying to show off her missing tooth.)
Marta snuggling her new pillow pet. Marta loved them!

The pillow pets. I had asked Emmaline a long time ago what she wanted for her birthday and she wanted a pillow pet, but we had just gotten one for her last Christmas, and she tends to get allergies so I wasn't going to get her one because I figured one was enough and we'd figure something else to get her. Then Marta becomes really interested in her ladybug pillow pet and sweet little Emmaline lets Marta sleep with it, so for the last few weeks she's just given it to Marta to sleep with and uses her normal pillow, even though she loved to sleep with her pillow pet and had completely given up on her normal pillow,  so I figured she needed another pillow pet, and decided that since she was so nice about it that we'd get her a little mini pillow pet to go with it.
This last present is from Grandma and Grandpa, and is something she's wanted to try for a long time, so I looked into renting her one, but Royce was looking on Amazon and found one that was the same price as just two month renting, so Grandma and Grandpa got her a little violin. Now we just have to figure out where to put the syrup.

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