Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ami's long awaited 5th birthday party!

I LOVED Ami's party! It was a lot of work, as usual, with me questioning why I do this every year...but the kids look forward to their parties all year so I'm happy to be able to give that memory to them. MY FAVORITE THING - Ami's cake! It was so cute this year! Last year...not so much! Too bad this is the best pic I have of it (remind me not to designate Mom as photo taker again. She's not into the close ups like me). I made it one night while listening to my fav audio book, Blessed are the Cheese makers. I loved the cake and so did Ami!

The girls all came in princess costumes...
They ate pizza and princess fruit snacks and cupcakes first. I had a veggie plate for them but I don't think any of them got any!






The only boy there besides Caidgen, cousin Cooper was a legend with some of the girls I heard afterwards. He was the second to last to "slay" the dragon pinata and he knocked the head right off. More than one girl went home and told Mom about that. Chloe said, "so Ami's dad tied him up by the neck - not the boy, but the dragon.." so cute! We had plenty of the authentic - come to find out not so tasty Mexican candy for the kids after Stella got the last hit. I'm so glad I got a true Mexican pinata because it lasted through 18 kids! A few pieces flew out with each kid's hit so they were all rewarded a little bit before the big race for candy.












Ami loved her new Aerial backpack and bike. I forgot to give her the bike until hours after the party! I love the deal I got on it - 20 bucks off Craig's list. And it's really nice and pretty. She needed a bigger bike so she can ride without training wheels. Her little one required LIGHTENING speed pedaling or she'd fall over!






Here's me and Andrea who drove all the way from Camp Verde. Such a sacrificer! She's great for supporting the kid's parties! I will post a pic of Blue and I when I get one - my friend Dawn took that one. :)

7 comments:

Taylor and Stephanie Haught said...

Natalie and Cooper had so much fun at your house. I am glad it worked out for them to be a part of Ami's party! They were such cute princesses!

Taylor and Stephanie Haught said...

Such a Haught to leave a lasting impression on a bunch of ladies. But, way to go Cooper for slaying the dragon and saving the princesses! He must have gotten those skills from his dad! ha ha.

Melinda said...

I LOVE your cake. I can't believe you made it! Ami looks so old too. It's funny that our kids keep getting older while we miraculously stay the same age...

Houston and Rachael said...

SO adorable! Great job on the cake! We wish we could have been there! You look great by the way! How many weeks left?!

laura said...

I love that picture of Ami with the cake. She looks so cute! Way to go on the party it was fun!

S. and A. Millar said...

Fun Times! Your Cake was awsome! Brooklyne had a great time! And I had a good time seeing you guys too!See you in a couple weekends!

Sara Schletter said...

How fun and exciting. I love parties like that. Your cake looks awesome.