Thursday, May 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Alexis (in January!)

As if we hadn't done enough celebrating already
in the month of January
for this child's birthday...
we celebrated some more!

The day of her actual birthday,
we made more pink pancakes...
with pink sprinkles..
thanks to the Pinkalicious show!

We then hit Chick-Fil-A 
with friends.
And Rico was extremely interested in 
the "new" math book
his friend was using...

Daddy joined us for a quick bite,
and we had cupcakes.

Then we went for an exciting trip to Sam's!!!
All 8 kids, glued to whatever was on the TV!
We joked that we probably could have left them there,
and done our shopping,
and come back,
and not only would they still have been in the SAME spot...
they probably wouldn't have even known we were GONE!

Then back to our house for a little bit of princess
Just what this little girl needed...
in a house full of brothers!

Then we celebrated AGAIN
when daddy got home,
bless her heart,
"it wasn't really her birthday 
until we sang happy birthday
and she got to blow out her candles".

she got me there...
thankfully there was a cupcake or two left.
I loaded one up with 5 candles,
we sang happy birthday,
she blew them out...
and all was right with the world again.

It was finally
(at 8pm)
her birthday.

Then she even talked her little brother
into doing her chores for her!

(no, not really, he spilled water, and had to wipe it up...
but it sounded good...I just had to take a picture)

Oh and the partying wasn't over yet!

We took a brief snow break
then got back to the partying.

As I mentioned
is surrounded by stinky boys.

And she wanted to have her girl friends over
for a girl party!

So we invited a family that we are close friends with...
who have 2 girls (one older and one younger than Lex)
and two boys...right around our older 2 boys' ages.

So while all of the boys were doing their thing...
the girls had a little spa party!

But first it was cake time!

Ms. Priss just happened to go to Harris Teeter with me
one day,
well all 4 of them do,
and I can count on one hand how many times I have taken
them to the grocery store with me in the past 6 months!
During the visit near her birthday,
she saw a can of frosting that was pink
and had pink sprinkles included...
I don't do canned frosting anymore
unless I have to!

So while we were figuring and deciding,
she noticed the picture on the back of the can...
And that was it!
That was the cake...
So I did my best to recreate it.
It is not as level or quite as "perfect" 
as the one on the can...

But Ms. Priss liked it...
and that was all that matters.

And as the norm,
the birthday girl go to cut the cake!

I had to stop her from cutting a fourth of the cake
as her piece!

After cake time,
it was pedicure and manicure time!

Then we had a starter sleepover.
All of the girls fell asleep together,
but the family went home that night.

But she had a great
LONG birthday!!

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