Sunday, April 10, 2011

Our birthday

We did another Easter Egg hunt party for Emmy, I really am stuck on that theme. Probably because I'm pretty sure that is what my birthday party was every year and I remember loving it, so why not. Although this year we did it the day before our birthday which worked out much nicer, for me at least. I'm still trying to make this sharing my birthday thing work. I'm almost always rushing around trying to finish up getting ready for parties, but this time we actually were ready a little early, so I finally got some good pictures of the things I never remember to get pictures of until it's too late and things are already too crazy! Plus this was my first time trying out fondant and I had so much fun and was so proud of myself with how it turned out that I just had to share. Usually I try to be creative with my cakes and they never work quite like I had planned and they are falling apart by the time the party starts, so I was thrilled that this one totally worked and still was looking good by the time things got under way.
I've always intended on doing Easter cake pops cause they look so much fun on Bakerella's website, but this was my first time with the Easter ones. They were really fun for the first half, after that I was wishing I would've stuck with cupcakes.
Too bad, we don't have some of the best moments of the party with Aaron hopping around like the Easter bunny with his fluffy tail and mask leading them all to the Easter Egg hunt.
obstacle courses
relay races
and cake!
Our birthday started out right with Aaron making our favorite - french breakfast puffs.
Emmy had one request that day- go to the play place McDonalds.
A favorite present- bike basket, horn, and tassels!

I also got a favorite present, just not the physical thing yet so we don't have any pictures. Aaron got me a gift certificate for a new mountain bike! I'm so excited. I've got a couple months to find the perfect one.
I was nice enough to let her get the texas yee-ha and ride the saddle all by herself at Texas Roadhouse.
then she stuffed herself with ice cream after eating nothing
for dinner cause she was too full from treats all day. Whenever it is one of there birthdays we let them do makeovers and get fancy to go out on the town. Well this time Maile wanted to wear that pink dress which clearly doesn't fit her anymore, but she was being stubborn so Aaron came up with the brilliant idea of letting her wear her nightgown underneath with those lovely purple leopard shoes and her bright blue eye shadow. Usually I know they stand out and people are looking at us, but I'm okay with it when they are in just like a princess dress or something, but this time, I was having such a hard time being okay with it. I was so embarrased of Maile, it was almost like I was wearing it, I was so uncomfortable with her outift, it was making me crazy! I didn't want her adding any extra attention to herself, as soon as we got our booth, I hurried her into the corner and made Aaron sit next to her hoping to cover her up. Seriously, I can usually handle the dress ups, but this time was too much. It was so embarrasing and of course Maile couldn't be contained in her corner for too long. By the end of the dinner she was up talking to all the people around us and dancing and showing off her great outfit!
Then it was home for more presents

and a sleepover movie night. We watched Tangled and had ice cream. Obviously the girls were glued! They LOVE that movie!

It was a fun filled day for all of us.


Jourdan said...

man. your girls are the cutest! They are so lucky to have you as a mom!

I saw your sister and immediately thought she was you...but the husband and kids didn't match so i asked her if she was a sorensen. I think it was the freckles and general gorgeousness..ya know?

I'm doing a half marathon in a few weeks. I'm also doing the little red riding hood (century ride) the beginning of June and the Wasatch Back in the end of June. Maybe by then I'll be ready to try the pregnant thing again...not sure yet. I'm fairly worn out.

I still think you are insane with all you can do. But it's a good insane. One of these years when the timing is right, I'll meet you at a half iron too!

david said...

love it! everything looked awesome and sounds like you two had a fun birthday! new bike? nice!


thekerrclan said...

Looks like fun.I would have a hard time sharing my birthday -- only because I wouldn't want to go to all that WORK on my are amazing.

Spencer said...

Super cute. I feel like all of your girls' personalities just jump out of the pictures. I can totally see Maile running to collect the most Easter eggs and loving her dress up. Emmy's silliness and fun loving jumps off the page. And then Olivia just growing up to be like her sisters. Great post!

kerrbc said...

Wish we were there.

Analia said...

so cute! I am sad you don't have a picture of Aaron as the bunny! lol, Nya was looking at all the pictures and was a little confused about who was Maile and who was Emmy... they are growing up so fast!

I am glad you guys had a great b-day! Hope to see you guys in the summer!

love you guys!

Ellison's said...

We for sure should get together when you come out! Happy Birthday!

Hanna said...

The birthday party looked so fun, we all wished we could have been there! The cake looks great!!!! We miss you guys aton!