Monday, November 1, 2010


We made it! We have survived the last week of incredibly insanely busy. Monday and Tuesday last week I had to attempt to finish up birthday cleaning, prep, etc, which didnt all get done but good enough. Then on Wednesday was the day of the cake. So from this point, my week in pictures.... 130 am.....COMPLETION! Lots of praying this birthday cake that I had begun mixing up icing for at 8 pm and started icing at 9 (had to put a little girl to bed in there) would still be intact come morning. (but just in case I took pictures as soon as it was done to show people at least I'd finished it) Dont look at the background, it was 130 am, my normal bedtime is 9 pm, I ran out of umph to clean!

I decided on a merry go round cause Emily likes lots of things and this was how I could incorporate several of them. There was an elephant, a fish, elmo, and flip flops....

a schnauzer (the top), a horse, a slide....

a chicken (or doodle doo in emily language), and crayons

These are a few of her favorite things... (yes, think sound of music and sing that)

Party day arrived! Decorations were minimal, not exactly what I had planned, but really there are only 24 hours in any given day and eventually a person does have to sleep! If you were to look closely at the banner behind her, you would see pictures of her last year.

We've been practicing posing. Funny thing, I was trying to get her to sit in front of the presents, but she moved the one in the center and sat down front and center!

Her daddy was over on the side telling her what to do for posing but she kept looking at him instead of the camera!

The cake table (not located where I had planned, but it was only getting moved a couple feet, not halfway across the house!)

Her newly discovered talent. Her cousin taught her how to flip a rubber band.

She wanted to open and play with presents as soon as they were opened and when mommy wouldnt get it out of hte box for her, she went on the go to try to get someone else to open it for her.

She was determined to get every bit of paper off of this present and was practically standing on her head to do it!

She soon figured out that there were more fun toys or shoes in all the packages.

And she had the excited suprised face down pat!

The last one was in this bag. Her daddy cut a hole in it so she was peeking in.

This was what was inside. Just have to get some chain or rope and get it hung up outside for her.

As soon as they were opened it was time to play with stuff and try it on. New houseshoes went on first.

Happy Birthday and blow out the candles.

And now play!

Jump in the bucket and ride (she loves it grandma!)

Notice the purple shoes, the princess dress up outfit and the new vacuum. Then everyone went home and we went to bed. Saturday rolled around and the dog got her hair cut, we attempted to restore order in our house, and then it was off to target for pictures. It was great! They didnt exactly pose where they were supposed to a lot but we got several cute pics. If you want to see them just let me know and I can send you a link to the pictures (it wont let me just post them)./

And along came Sunday, Happy Halloween from a little orange witch.

She looked confused as people kept putting candy in her bucket.

And finally, today we went to the doctor and she got 2 shots and didnt cry at all! She's getting to be a big big girl! And now, maybe I can relax!

1 comment:

Mom said...

The Halloween costume was adorable! Well worth your $5!