Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Gabi!

Our kitchen is under construction for several hours random days in the week. Often we are out of the house because we need to be out of the way. I must confess that baking a birthday cake was the last thing I wanted to do, let alone let them help. By God's grace we all had a fun time and managed to even bake a passable cake. :-)

Karis was a super decorator. She even managed to get most of the candies on the cake, not just her mouth. :-)
Some of our guests.

Faith, my musician sister, is going through a hat phase. :-) I think she is cute, though it is a little out there. :-)
Karis was all over the gifts.

I am not a cake person. I see these beautifully decorated cakes and cringe. Not because I don't like them, but because I feel like somehow my kiddos are missing out because their mom just doesn't have the patience to create something like that. For example, this cake I frosted, then sent my four year old around the house digging up all our rubber duckies. (I did boil them, so don't worry) Then I placed the rubber duckies on top and had Karis finish the rest. Oh, I did add two candles. :-) See, my poor kids. Good thing they have an Aunt who likes decorating for the really hard stuff. I'll post a picture of Karis' B-day cake later.

She had been dying to do this ever since she saw the cake.
Karis was a big helper, a little too good, though. We had to keep calling her off the presents.
She got two baby dolls. Probably her favorite gift, although she got a lot of them that she liked. :-) We have a great family. I didn't even call to tell them we were having the party until less than a week before. Dustin had been thinking about going to a concert, so the date was up in the air. Then I call, leave a message on most of their phones, thinking that because of my lack of foresight Gabi would be having a very slim party. Nope, they showed up like the amazing people they are and my little girl had a super night! Thanks everyone for your thoughtfulness, and I can't wait to put Gabi in all her spiffy new clothes, because let's face it, those really are for me. :-)

1 comment:

Teresa :-) said...

Looks like it was a great birthday! Wish we could have been there! Happy birthday Gabi, we love you!