Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday, Grace!!!

Our sweet little firecracker turned 5 this year!

Grace's birthday celebrating started on Sunday with her annual birthday dress. She picked out the fabric and the pattern this year. It was a huge pain to make, but I think she looks adorable in it!

She woke up today to her favorite breakfast: waffles by Dad and a room full of pink balloons!

After Josh and I dropped her off at school in the afternoon, we raced home to decorate the cupcakes we had made the day before. We brought them down to her classroom right before school ended. Grace has been looking forward to bringing "cupcakes on the second day of school" for over a year. Seriously. And she's told practically every one in Las Vegas that she was (random people in the grocery store, Mike's co-workers, etc.). She was soooo happy to finally get to do it!

We had spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread for dinner. She doesn't really have a favorite meal, so she generally chooses one that she liked the week before. It happened to be spaghetti this year.

By the way, we don't put ketchup on our spaghetti. Josh set the table today. With all of the condiments from the fridge.

Tuesdays are crazy, busy days at our house. We have school, wrestling/gymnastics, cub scouts, and then we have to pick up Mike from work at 8:30pm. Makes for a long day! So. Grace waited a long time to get to do her birthday celebrating! She was so happy when she (finally!) got to open presents! She got Littlest Pet Shop toys, books, and money.

We sent her on a treasure hunt to find the gift from us (it was too awkward to wrap). She got a pink scooter! She has wanted a scooter for forever, so she could keep up with Adam. She got to ride it the next day, and loved it!

She requested a Tangled birthday cake. I thought it would be fun to make a Barbie cake with the Rapunzel Barbie. After watching a lot of youtube videos, talking to my cake expert friend, and a lot of frosting, cake, and rice krispies treats, this is what I came up with:

Happy Birthday to our sweet Grace! She is so loving and kind to Josh, stands her ground with Adam, is helpful and smart and funny! We are soooo grateful to have her in our family!


Grammy Suzzy said...

What a wonderful birthday for a very wonderful little girl! We loved every picture: of the awesome birthday breakfast and dinner (and such a great little guy, Joshy. You are really related to Rice boys: ketchup on everything!) And your scooter is just awesome, and it was so nice of you to share it with your little brother! But that doesn't surprise us about sweet Gracie! And that cake...oh, your mommy does such an absolutely awesome job. That cake is the most beautiful I have ever seen! I bet it was sooooo hard to each such a lovely thing! Just wait, Grace. At the rate your mommy is going on cake creating, you are going to have the most awesome wedding cake...ever. We all love you so much and are so thankful Heavenly Father blessed our family with precious Grace!

Tiffin said...

She is darling!

You did a fabulous job on her dress and her cake!

Danielle said...

I love the dress you made so beautiful!