Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Happy Birthday Addie!

We did the traditional birthday extravaganza again this year. I didn't actually do a head count, but we had somewhere close to 30 people come. It was a lot of fun for all of us. We ate (a lot) of corn on the cob, brats, hot dogs, fresh veggies straight from a local farm and my mom's garden, deviled eggs, chips and DF dip, fresh fruit salsa and of course, cake. My Mom came up and helped the day before the party so everything was done early and done smoothly. The kids played outside, picking apples and chasing each other around. I love summer birthdays because I don't have to do anything structured to keep people entertained. The parents hung out outside with the kids and the grandparents or older friends stayed inside where it was quieter. We even had fantastic weather this year - perfect 70's temps and sunny after a cold wet morning.

We went with a Barbie cake this year (instead of the almost identical Princess Cake that was last year's treat). Next year I'm hoping we can break the doll cycle. :) Maybe I can convince Lily to do a Strawberry Shortcake birthday or something like that. Addie loved it though - she thought the Barbie was beautiful!

Make a wish sweetie! I hope all your dreams come true - or at least most of them!
And yes, our friend AJ did eat 3 pieces of cake again this time around. That kid likes his cake! :) Although I have to say he wasn't as enthralled with the Barbie cake as he was with the bunny cake. He's such a cute kid - he had his first 2 pieces scarfed down so fast his mom didn't realize he was onto the 3rd until I gave her the heads up. Better watch out for him Dana, he's quick!

In case anyone cares, Kool-Aid Jammers are disgusting. I caved tonight when the girls were asking for juice boxes in the grocery store. Since the Jammers were on sale (the ones with only 2 g of sugar) I decided they wouldn't be too bad. Yuck. They have a very plasticy taste to them. I really don't know that the kids will even drink them.


Syren said...

Check out that photography...wonder who took those great indoor pics?!

Dana said...

sure... it's always cute when it's someone else's kid having a sugar rush. What a fun day!

Syren said...

Will you email me your email address again?