Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday Sarah!
I can't believe my little girls is FOUR!!! Holy cow, where has the time gone?
Oh well, what can you do but take lots of pictures and try to enjoy every moment.

Here's her birthday offering... I mean cake.
Don't laugh, I'm not very good at making cakes, but it turned out pretty cute. 

I love how Sarah's birthday is right after valentines, so I can get killer deals on girly colored candy.

On to presents.

Here's Sarah with the kitty I made for her.
 She loves it. It wasn't that much of a surprise because she caught me working on it a couple of times, and then found the finished product in my crochet bag, but it has been tucked away for a week or two, so she got very excited that it was hers to play with. 

This was the first time that we did "Heavy, heavy hang over" before Sarah got her presents. 
She did pretty good. 
I was wished to get a new present, she wished that Abby could get a new flower, and Ryan got a whole list of things I can't remember, but I think he also had new presents and a flower in his wish. 

Abby gave Sarah a pair of swords and a little barn for her farm animals.
 I love Abby in this picture... adoring the kitty. 

Sister love!

And then on to open the big present from Mommy & Daddy.
 A horsey for her Samantha doll. She has been begging for a big horse, just like her cousin Hallie's. Hallie got one for Christmas and Sarah was nuts about it. It was fun to see her open it. 

On to the cake. 
Yes, there are five candles on there, we always add "one to grow on" 

The cake may not have looked spectacular... but it was yummy. 
 At least the critics all gave it two thumbs up. 

Had to get a couple pictures of mom and the birthday girl. 
 No matter how tired I looked. 
 Never too tired to be silly though. 

 Once the girls' faces had a good chocolatey coating it was off to bed. 

Not before a quick duel, of course. 

Oh, and the reason behind my dark circles and tiredness?
I stayed up to finish making these.
I lined a valentines shower curtain (from target's clearance) with blackout fabric (on mondo sale for president's day at JoAnn's) for some curtains for the girls room. I love the bright colors. It looks less like a circus tent when you look at it with their whole room. I'll try and get a picture of that later, I was too lazy to switch out my lens. 

Well, I hope you had a wonderful Birthday Sarah. 
I sure do love you, and can't believe how big you are getting. 


Gwendolyn said...

Ooh, I love the curtains!! I just read about using a shower curtain for curtains the other day and was thinking of doing just that. Now I know they'll look great! :)
Happy birthday to Sarah!! I think the cake looks great!
You are one craft lady!

Liz said...

Phew, I'm glad someone else likes them... AND someone with such good taste. :) Yeah, its a fabric shower curtain and it was $3.50 for each (I needed two, one for each window). WAY cheaper than buying fabric. The blackout fabric was on sale for like $2.50 a yard, and I only needed 5 yards, so I made all the curtains for around $20 (which is just a little more than ONE of those eclipse curtain panels, and I would need four of those). Woohoo for finding great deals!!!

I ended up getting three shower curtains so that I can make some throw pillows and such. We'll see what I come up with. I need to start scouring for good ideas. They also had matching fleece throws that I'm putting in the girls easter baskets. I LOVE target's clearance!!!

Liz said...

Um, scouring? I don't know why I wrote that... I meant searching... way off!

Alisha said...

How fun, and I thought your cake was super cute! Seriously.
I was totally eying those shower curtains and trying to decide what I could do with them...but I didn't get them. Wish I had now!
Looks like it was a fun birthday for Sarah!

Deb said...

What a great idea for a curtain idea! I'm going to have to remember that one. Looks like you guys had fun. I hope Sarah enjoyed her birthday! I love that girl.

Brooke said...

Target makes valentine shower curtains?!? Who decorates their bathroom for Valentine's Day? They look much cuter as bedroom curtains for your girls, Liz. And the puppy party looked adorable! Good work!

By the way, did Sarah get the package I sent her in time for her birthday?

Brittany said...

Wow, those curtains are awesome!! What a bright and cheery room. You could seriously make a living selling all the things you make Liz. That doll you made her is awesome!!! Looks like she had a great birthday!

Ash said...

Mmmm white cake with chocolate frosting. My favorite! Now I'm craving some big time!!!THanks a lot! You better really post pics of the whole bedroom, those curtains bring so much life and happiness and now I wanna see what you've done with the rest of it!

Tina said...

Cute cake. I would have never thought to decorate it like that, but I love it!