Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Anna's Birthday

Anna's Birthday was last Thursday... between preparing for her party and starting a new job, I was completely exhausted. Instead of making her birthday dinner of turkey burgers and fries like she wanted, her daddy had pity on his poor, haggard looking wife and took us out to Applebee's. Anna wasn't too terribly heartbroken over not having turkey burgers because she knew that a free sundae would be her just reward. ;)

As you can see in the slide show below, Anna was feeling generous and shared her sundae. At one point Anna exclaimed, "Did you see that? I was just scooping up some ice cream and Emma stole it... she scooped it right off of my spoon!"

We all got a kick out of that, especially since Emma didn't even try to deny it, she said"yup!". Plus, as the level of the ice cream went down, the closer to Anna the sundae got... so Emma improvised by laying across the table to make sure she could still reach.

The next night, we had Anna's party, everyone had a good time. Instead of killing myself by (wasting money AND) making a bunch of food that people never eat, but I still make because no one ever RSVPS and I am always worried we wont have enough food... We ordered pizza.

I think this year was my best cake ever, I spent a lot of time on it. I use a fondant recipe that calls for melted marshmallows and lots of powdered sugar to make it into a smooth dough. Let's just say that kneading it, kneading more to add food coloring and rolling it out is quite the ab workout. I was feeling it for days!

I totally and completely suck at frosting cakes (I want to take a class, but never seem to remember to sign up), but I do make up for it by covering the cake with pretties. Anna got a lot of what she wanted, which was anything Hannah Montana or High School Musical.

I can't believe my baby is 7, losing teeth and growing over 2 inches... growing more and more beautiful outside and in.

Anna, you continue to amaze me with your strength, heart, stubbornness and tenacity. I know that when you enter the world as an adult that you are going to continue to make something of yourself. All of those qualities are good ones... As your mom I want to tell you to keep your values, and continue to love with all of your being.

I love you sweet girl! I love you when you burp and giggle, priding yourself on the best burp ever. Even when you make those scrunchy faces from under neath narrowed eyes and furrowed brows, I still love you.

Even though we have had our "moments" I wouldn't change a thing about you.

Well, try to fight with your sister a little less ;)

Love you always,


Karmyn R said...

Happy Birthday Anna! She is so cute. We will be celebrating my oldest 7th in one month. They grow WAY too fast.

Kelly - PTT said...

What a beautiful celebration post - and I love the Tim McGraw song. I watched him perform it when it first came out. It's a great song - and you're a great mom.

Happy birthday anna!

Daddy Forever said...

Kids grow up way too fast, don't they? And what is it with people who don't rsvp?

Happy belated birthday, Anna!

kailani said...

Happy Birthday Anna! Wow! 7 already!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Aww! Ok, I was fine until that bold part at the end, you got me all teary!

Oh and I LOVE Applebee's, glad you got to get out and have a nice dinner out! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA!!

That cake is BEAUTIFUL!! I hope you'll share the fondant recipe with me, I'd love to try making Emma's next birthday cake, how fun!! You could be a cake decorator for a living!!

By the way, I hope work is going well.