Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I have a lot of pictures to catch up on.  Thankfully I found another card reader (didn’t even know I had it!), so I am taking today’s naptime to catch up.

Elyn’s birthday and party

I got to eat lunch with Elyn on her birthday.  She is always so funny when I go (I’ve only been 2 times, but she acts so shy).


I made her some cupcakes to share with your friends…that look suspiciously similar to her actual birthday cake…see below.


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Me and my big 3-year-old!


That night we had a family dinner, my mom drove up that day and was able to eat with us.  We ate in our dining room for the first time.  Well, dining room/sewing room/storage room…but whatever.

Elyn had requested a Belle cake for her birthday.  I thought, “Well, I can do that.”  Well, I could 75% do it.  I”m not a professional cake decorator by any stretch of the imagination, but my sweet 3-year-old thought it was awesome.  That’s all that matters.

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As she was going in to blow out the candles and baby part of her hair ignited.  Oops.  That is my mom’s hand getting the hair out of the flame.

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Yea!  She still has most of her hair!!!!!!!


Present time!

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After present time she laid down on some paper and had a craft time with my mom…paper Elyn and real Elyn-can you tell the difference?


And her party…lots and lots of pictures!

We had her birthday at “Cake Party”, a local fun place where parents have to do ABSOLUTELY ZERO!  When I started thinking about Elyn’s birthday, I knew I needed a low stress party for this year.  Our house is in all stages of getting done-with nothing being actually “done”.  This was the perfect solution.  The only thing I had to do was call and book it.  Went to a party here in January so I knew I it was a good place.

At “Cake Party” they have a cute little kitchen that the kids can play at while waiting for the main event.


Boxes and cakes ready to decorate

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Goodie bags


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Decorating boxes…


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First things first, decorating the cookies and cupcakes.

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After they finished their cookies and cupcakes, it was on to bigger and better things-the pink cakes!

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After they decorate their cakes, we got to sing happy birthday to the special girl…

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And then enjoying their desserts…

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Present time-again!

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Elyn had such a great birthday!!!!!  On the way home, she got a hold of a stamper and enjoyed using it on her face…silly 3-year-old!!!!



Holly Aytes said...

Yeah for pictures! Now we just need some of the house...just kidding! That sounds like a really neat place to have a party...will have to look and see if we have something like that here for next year's parties. I love the kind of parties were parents don't have to do much...well at least for parties I am in charge of. Glad things went well.

~aj~ said...

What a fun party! I almost didn't recognize Elyn in her birthday pictures with her hair down, I'm so used to seeing her with a bow! What a precious 3 year old you have!

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