Here is a picture of the flowers her Dad brought her for her birthday. I think he did such a good job picking them out- it is such a nice combination. Tomorrow is her birthday party which will be a nice small affair this year. We agonized over the guest list because I always feel compelled to invite too many people because I hate leaving anyone out. She wanted a small party and I just made sure we kept it quiet so we didn't hurt people's feelings. I am glad we went with the smaller party because it will feel nice to have it a little more intimate where she can spend time with all the kids there. In the long run it felt good to stop and get off the crazy birthday party train. Now I am off to bake some deep chocolate sour cream cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese frosting from this book. t is my absolute new favorite. The recipes are amazing and I have had (so far) fantastic results.
Friday, April 24, 2009
It was a fun day. I believe in making birthdays fun from sunup to sundown. I decorate the house and do special little things all day. I want the kids to have fond memories of their birthdays. Another tradition for my daughter is her yearly birthday dress. This is the same pattern as last year (at her request). It fits her so nicely and is easy to make so I was game for that. The back has elastic so it is and nice comfortable but fitted too.I love that she still likes to wear the things I make for her. Here is a link to the fabric which I so love. The colors are fantastic. I have several more yards and I think I will cover a lampshade with some. I went to school and had lunch with her which is always fun because those first graders are fun and goofy. (Emphasis on the goofy!)