5.16.2011

eight

Big A celebrated her 8th birthday this weekend.


I was wanting to do a whole post about her, and how much she lights up our lives, and brings her silliness and creativity to every part of her life.





she means the world to us and although her impact on my life has been profound, I'm just not all that ready to share about it here. maybe one day, but not right now. she knows all about it because we discuss it all the time, but for now, I'm chosing to just celebrate her.


plus, it was rainy out, we didnt even do a photo shoot, I feel bad about it, and I'm thinking that some nice photos ought to go along with our story :)


her Uncle John was in from CA and started her weekend off with a bang...new techie toys and a surprise greeting at the bus stop with flowers.



{please take note of the drastic skin tone difference that I didnt even attempt to correct. he is so tan is ridiculous, and it makes me spiteful}

Her fabulously delicious cake was made by Apron Strings Baking...a local gal working on building her baking business. I loooooved it, but whats more important is that Big A simply could not stop talking about it.





And to finish off her weekend, her cousins slept over that night, and they may has well have since they were up until 11:00.
The next day, I made the COLOSSAL mistake of letting them have fun dip (after breakfast, but yes, before lunch)...






fun dip is evil.



happy tuesday!



Sweet Shot Day

23 comments:

  1. That cake is amazing!! Sounds like a wonderful birthday for a wonderful girl! Love the picture of her looking at her candles!

    Tamar - linking up with community global

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  2. What a fun birthday with great pix:) Happy birthday to you daughter, we celebrated a birthday in our house too:)

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  3. that's a great cake!! I love the first shot of the paper lanterns - beautiful!!

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  4. Happy birthday to your sweet girl!!

    That cake is awesome! I love the paper lanterns in the first shot... I just love paper lanterns! :)

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  5. It looks like an amazing weekend : ) I am so glad you could celebrate in such a special way! I am a little jealous about the tan too. Punk!

    The cake is amazing! I love creative people!

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  6. Such a great post! Great, great photos, love the paper lanterns.

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  7. Very cute and fun photos! :)

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  8. Great cake, very beautiful colors.

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  9. Beautiful capture of the party goodness.

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  10. Thanks for dropping by my blog today....it is a pleasure to meet you AND your work! Lot's of fun at that party!
    Jim

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  11. Wow....8....hard to get used to, I know. What a lovely week-end - despite the rain. Fab cake.

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  12. Wow, I love that cake! Happy birthday to your beautiful 8 yo. Her eyes are incredible!

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  13. Love these. What a happy day and I love the lanterns.

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  14. Beautiful pictures! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl~ I love the cake!

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  15. Happy Birthday you to your sweet heart. Celebrating her is all that matters. Beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderful celebration. And that cake... oh my goodness... LOVE it! :)

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  16. Oh my, it looks like such a fun weekend and party!

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  17. I love your photos! Especially the lanterns. And that cake! I might have to copy that idea for my art-loving 10 year old's next birthday!

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  18. OMG - those green teeth crack me up! :-D

    Lovely pics, looks like a great day! :-)

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  19. What a great post :) The cake is great! Fun dip is pretty great too! I really like the photo of her behind her cake.

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  20. What a gorgeous cake. Happy Birthday to your gal!

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  21. I think I'll avoid the "devil" - - my kids are messy on their best days and catastrophic tornados on their worst... I love that cake. Your friend has a great career ahead of her. Happy Birthday A!

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  22. Woah! How late am I to this party?! Happy Birthday A!! Can't believe she's only 8. She already has the look of a pre-teen in these photos!

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