Saturday, December 5, 2009

Another round of birthdays!

At our house, birthdays can be a full time job! December for us is exceptionally busy. As if Christmas alone is not enough to be concerned about, we also have 3 birthdays for my girls. The ages? 10, 7, and 4. They decided to do a combination birthday party with a dog theme. We give our kids a certain $$ budget for their parties to do with what they choose, and they realized long ago that it was made good financial sense to pool that money with a sibling who has a nearby birthday! They invited many of their friends to come to our house and take part in some fun and games. Unfortunately, my camera battery was dead :-( which I didn't realize until the games were already underway. I was able to charge it slightly and get a few pictures, though, later on. Here are some of the kiddos having lunch. We stuck with the puppy dog theme and had corn dogs, animal crackers, puppy chow chex mix, bone cookies, etc. They gobbled it up!

Here is their cake I made for them. Don't know why it will only upload the picture sideways, but oh well, you get the idea. Dog themed, remember?

Here's my little sweeties getting ready to blow out the candles!

Of course, there were the presents. What a blessing their friends were to them today-they are so very generous and caring!

Finally, the big surprise at the end. Mom of one of the guests brought over their real, live dog! This is a very big deal for us since we don't own a dog. My kids just loved it-especially my 2 yo! She's an animal lover!

What a great time we had today. Now, onto Christmas...then we get a whole 3 month break until the next birthday bunch!


  1. Amy,
    I can not say it enought , you are something else!!!!!!!!!!!! What a Mom. You are the very best of the best. I'm so happy to be a part of you.
    Love Rose xo

  2. Amy,
    Lauren had sooo much fun! She told me all about the doggie themed food and the dog cake, etc. She really enjoyed the party.