Friday, April 24, 2009

SEVEN!

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!)
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.


7 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Cute, cute fress. I also do lunch with my kids on their birthday - until they hit middle school and then I just brought them a cool lunch. This year I brought Ben (a junior in high school) a subway sandwich and the biggest Slurpee size they had. You should have seen his face when he saw the slurpee...his friends were so jealous (plus it was one of those hot days last week). Your kids will always remember the birthday lunch...keep up the tradition. Enjoy tomorows festivities!

Sarah and Jack said...

Hapde Burfday!~

Beth said...

ow, what a nice birthday! I love A. Henry and have never seen that fabric! You made a very beautiful dress!

erin said...

I checked back on your post from last year, and you never did mention the pattern name/#...would you be able to list that? Pretty-please?!? I'm thinking I'd love to make one of these for my almost-six-year-old!

erin said...

I checked back on your post from last year, and you never did mention the pattern name/#...would you be able to list that? Pretty-please?!? I'm thinking I'd love to make one of these for my almost-six-year-old!

Mariajaan said...

I would love to sew one for meeeeeeee! also no longer in my late 30s! Would you let us please know where to find it then? Lovely dress, and lovely flower arrangement.

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