Tuesday, February 24, 2009

5 years old!!

On January 30th Sophie turned the BIG 5-....well just that, the BIG 5! We decided a few years ago that we would only do birthday "Parties" on significant birthday years. So like 5, 8, 12, 16. So Sophie got to have a party this year and we wanted to make it extra special. She had told me that she wanted to have a "Princess Pony Party", whatever the heck that is. So we began planning...

We started the day off with presents from Mom and Dad...
A pack of gum!... since our children are not allowed to have gum until they are 5! She was thrilled! We could have stopped there but we didn't...

Sophie got dance clothes and dance lessons... 2 leotards with matching skirts and tights and both tap and ballet shoes!!!Her first lesson was THAT day!But not until after a little breakfast... I always TRY to ask the kids the night before their birthday what they would like for their Birthday Breakfast...They usually choose a stack of Birthday Pancakes (a stack of homemade pancakes w/ sprinkles and whipped cream) and that is what she wanted!

Check out her pack of gum sitting there...she is still carrying it around in her backpack!

Sophie and Nora both were excited to get dressed for dance lessons even though Sophie was the only one actually going...Nora accessorized well this day and all by herself.

Sophie was a little nervous to be going to dance but as you can see, that gum in her cheek kept her calm until we arrived at Mrs. Dena's and I made her spit it out!

We had planned to have her party the following day but later in the day I became VERY sick and ended up at the Urgent Care...I found out I had Strep and Meningitis so the party had to be postponed until the following week.


We started the party off with a few games like Horse, Horse, Pony and Pin the tail on the Pony....but only after everyone put on their very own"ponytail" that I made out of yarn...they tied them around their waists and took them home as party favors along with several other "pony" items.

I spent most of the morning making this cake...I didn't have a pattern but as many of you know, I think I can do anything and so I did...You can see how the icing fell into the cracks after I moved it from it's original spot...Oh! well. They are only 5 and the kids thought it was FABULOUS!!!


I think she got ALL five candles on her first try! Lots of air for a 5 year old!

All of the girls enjoyed their cake and ice cream...


Then we opened presents! and watched a princess video. Sophie loved her party and I really think it made her feel special. She told me that now that she is 5 she can make better choices!


I love her dearly...I can't believe she is 5 already. She is growing up so fast! Love you Sass A Frass!

7 comments:

La Yen said...

Dude. Why didn't you tell me that gum rule BEFORE three weeks ago when I relented with Jooj? I could have held out for another year!

Will you make me a pony cake when I come to Utah?

Demi-Dos said...

lol you can always take it away if there is ever a problem.like for a a few years..that is actually what caused us to make the rule. if it comes out of your mouth then it is gone for a YEAR! no kidding. and yes. I will make you a pony cake when you come to Utah. When are you coming?

katie said...

Happy Birthday Sophie! That pic of her and Nora in there leotards is so stinkn cute! Nice job on the cake!

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

Good job on the Pretty Princess birthday party! That icing on the cake looks delicious...I wonder where you got that fabulous recipe? ha ha. I bet she LOVED her party, but I have to admit to you that I feel a little sad inside that your kids only get parties on "special years." I still expect a party on my birthday...I LOVE Birthdays and have always said that is a day that my kids will really feel like they are the most special person in the world...I guess you can do that without a party, but WHY?

luckyzmom said...

Fabulous affair! Happy to hear you recovered quickly. Thanks for sharing the momentous occassion!

slate roof repair nj said...

I wish Sophie a very very happy return of the day and i hope she had a great day and her Birthday cake is very beautiful and she cut a horse cake and i pray she live long a have a bright future.

Anonymous said...

5 yrs old today, that dress is going to look soooooo good on my bedroom floor when I take it off u tonight, take u to bed and make u feel like the big girl u r