Happy Birthday Grace!
This picture was taken nine years ago shortly after Grace was born.
I can’ t believe how time flies so fast.
I do enjoy baking and I love decorating, but it’s getting to me. Today I noticed my hand is starting to hurt from squeezing the icing bag. I need to take a much needed break from cake decorating. Unfortunately, the break will be brief since my Grandmother’s 94th birthday is on Sunday. No one can turn down a Grandma’s request for birthday cake.
We have had a wonderful time celebrating. There was a glorious sleep over with a few of her friends that went surprisingly well. The glitter tatoos, face painting, and feathers were a huge hit. Thank you to Kimmie’s Kreations. She is such a talented face painter and has the patience of a saint.
Daylight savings robbed us all of one hour Saturday night so we woke up at 7 which I guess was really 6. Quickly we gave the girls breakfast and shoved them off with their parents. Like my girls most of the attendees are in Girls Scouts and were headed off to Girl Scout Sunday Mass at 10:00.
Then after Mass, which Grace really believed was an extension of her party, we hosted my friends and relatives, about 30 people, for her family party.
Grace had wanted an Ugly Doll cake for her birthday. Unfortunately Wilton does not make an Ugly Doll Cake Pan so I was on my own. Worked out pretty good though… I think… My husband drew the outline with a toothpick and I filled it in.
Finally her actual birthday is here! What to do? Honestly we were all kind of celebrated out by this point. In addition the kids were super busy today with religion class, and sports practices. But a birthday is a birthday so celebrate we must.
First up on the agenda was making cupcakes for Grace’s class. Cupcakes in a cone are her favorite. The drawback is they need to be eaten the same day they are baked. If you make them the night before they get soggy. This means a 5:30 wake up call to bake cupcakes for her to bring to school before I go to work.
But wait the fun is not over yet. Grace who is reveling in all the celebration has a brilliant idea, I should make cupcakes for her entire lacrosse team. She can bring the cupcakes to practice for all the girls. Add on one more batch of cupcakes.
For her birthday finale there will be a Friendly’s Birthday dinner. Why you ask, because my children love to have the wait staff sing “Friendly’s has a birthday song. It’s not too big it’s not too long. If your good you’ll get your wishes. And if your bad you’ll do our dishes. Sound off one two. Sound off three four. Happy Birthday to you.
I know you are jealous because I know all the words to the Friendly’s birthday song.
I guess at the end you only turn nine once. Birthdays are special and it’s okay to go a little overboard and indulge your child once a year on their birthday. They are all special and deserve it!