Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Abigail's sixth birthday...part two

Abigail's special request for her birthday dinner? Velveeta shells-n-cheese, raw cauliflower to dip in ranch dressing, and bread. (For any of us you who don't know Abigail personally, let me tell you that she has very precise ideas about almost everything.  Did I mention VERY precise?!)
 Speaking of opinions :), Abigail wasn't really into the whole cake thing this year...she didn't want one for her party (she wanted pink and purple butterfly-shaped sugar cookies and ice cream instead), and when I insisted on one for our family, she said she wanted a princess cake.  By the time we got back from our impromptu walk yesterday afternoon, I didn't have much time for an amazing creation, but it was more important to her that I spend time with her on her birthday...so I did!  This one went together in about twenty minutes (well, twenty-five if you count the repairs from when I put the lid over it and inadvertently squished the princess down until only her head was sticking out of her skirt!!!).  Everyone was happy.

After dinner and cake, it was gift time!
A real vacuum from Grandpa & Grandma O'Gorman, just her size!
(and just in time, because Abigail recently got very offended when she realized that her toy vacuum doesn't really suck up anything!!!)
Her first real rings from Grandpa & Grandma McKee
 Birthday money from Uncle Chuck, Aunt Connie, Amanda, & Alicia
She also thoroughly enjoyed all of the birthday cards she got in the mail, too -- thanks everyone! (She got her gift from G & G Minota early, see here.)

By then, we were all tuckered out and ready for bed...after all, being six is hard work.  There was just enough time for one last snuggle with Daddy before bed, and a picture with the bouquet of flowers that he brought to his princess on her birthday.

5 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

An amazing day to last for the whole year!! ( Loved the cake murder.....so glad she was able to be revived!)

cj and family said...

What a wonderful, special day! Have fun being six, Abigail! :o)

Like Fudge said...

I just have to chuckle at all of the beautiful, girlie sweetness when I've been dodging Nerf bullets since my 9-year-old son's birthday! By the way, you have some beautiful cakes in your pictures!

Bethany said...

You are very talented to pull together such a fabulous cake in so little time!

Amy said...

How sweet. I am just waiting for Lily to realize that her vacuum doesn't really suck things up. She will be so annoyed!