It was Good Friday eleven years ago too when God brought her into our world.
We had steak, tator tots & green beans for dinner (I think that has been her birthday meal for 4 years straight!)
We had a birthday party brunch the next morning, she wanted a Narnia theme. We are a low hoopla, low budget birthday family and I’m thankful our kids are really content with that.
We made some flower crowns (like Queen Susan & Queen Lucy), we simply used poster board for the straps and glued on paper flowers made out of the Cricut (have to put this machine to use!) with card stock I had on hand. We went to the scrapbook store and got some more real looking flowers for Marian’s crown.
And made boy crowns out of poster board, when the guests arrived we measured around their head and stapled it together.
She wanted a lion cake, for Aslan. Was pretty pleased with how this turned out:)
and we found an idea to coat gummy bears with powdered sugar to make turkish delight. So, spent less than $10, not counting the food-that was a yummy feast prepared by Kelly!
I made everyone go outside to open presents – I do this every year in an attempt to get better lighting, and I still haven’t found an ideal spot. It was chilly but felt great in the sun:)
Uncle Rob always writes names on the cards in some creative fashion, this one is now hanging on her door
And, for some reason, there always has to be some dangerous, silly stunt played – usually involves balls. This time, Evan & Rob decided they should try & balance on the teeter toter
And, then the whole family had to get on, check out how it’s bowing under the pressure. It says for children under 30 pounds. Little Tikes stuff is sure tough!
Then a little volleyball
And, time for some cake
Our super sweet girl:)