Saturday, June 23, 2007

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Today was Ashlyn's 2nd birthday! When she woke up, we already had her "big" present from us in the kitchen-her own kitchen! (which, Allen put together last night, but I didn't mention until 9:30, and it took a couple of hours. whoops.) So, she was able to play with her kitchen, while I fixed her a special breakfast.

After breakfast, I started decorating her cake. After last year, I decided not to attempt any type of special cake recipe, especially since this year, it was all about the decorations. It still took me a looong time to finish. It was all worth it, because Ashlyn kept saying "wow" and "choo-choo cake." (Of course, she also said wow about the tissue paper in one of her gifts, but I still like to think her two year old self was impressed.)
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Ashlyn and Cadence dancing

Her birthday party was not until 4, and, though she was incredibly pleasant all morning, she woke from her nap a grump. Last minute party decorating was spent holding her or listening to her scream on the floor.
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Watching Ashlyn open presents
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Singing Happy Birthday!

Fortunately, when our first guest arrived, Ashlyn perked up that a friend was at her house, and her mood improved. We had a small party, but a good time!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Blowing out the candles! She actually did it twice. The first time was before we started singing.


Brad said...

That is one fantastic looking cake! And Ashlyn looks adorable in her red birthday dress...

Vicki/Grandma Harris said...

That is the coolest cake...I'm impressed!

Tracy said...

Angie, I need the pattern for that cake for the wee.....let me know where you got it....PLEASE!!!!


Katie said...

Wait. You MADE that cake? Are you kidding me? And, you are PREGNANT! I am such a slacker parent! I'm very impressed!

Happy Birthday, Ashlyn!

christal said...

Angie you did an amazing job making Ashlyn's 2nd birthday such a great day - the cake is amazing! Allen you slack arse - you just ate the cake huh?! :) Hope your week in Italy is wonderful! I'm looking forward to pictures!!

Laura said...

Oh, how I wish I could have been there. I miss you guys. Happy birthday, Ashlyn.

Lysandra said...

Did you really make that cake? WHOA!

KimS said...

Ditto the cake comments.

But also, that baby countdown widget is awesome. I had to steal it for myself. :)

Heather said...

That cake rocks Angie! WOW! Ethan might like that next year... :) I wish we could've been there to celebrate with you all! We miss you.