Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday was Little Girls 9th birthday! We had her party at the farm this year. Years past, we have had parties in town or at Nana's. She was incredibly excited to have people come just for her. She wanted a Hawaiian theme so we gathered all of our Polynesian stuff from years past and off we went. Her cake was beautiful~Wal-Mart in Morehead did a fabulous job. Boy, cakes have come a long way since I was 9 (a long time, I know) The brownish portion is higher than the rest of the cake. Kind of a little beach "above" the ocean! Little girl was heard saying,"Mom ALWAYS gets me balloons for my birthday." I hadn't, so someone strung a line of ballooms over the tables! Good work~I was chauffering and missed it all! Miss M, current best friend, as of Saturday! Best friends change with the wind when you are 9 though. She got stung by a bee but was able to continue her partying without much interruption.
There were go-cart rides. My sweet brother and his crafty nurse wife went for a short ride EVEN after I reminded them that should something happen to them me and Big Daddy would be raising that sweet baby.

Baby O wore his green and white Hawaiian shirt and was the belle of the ball. He was passed around and admired by all. Sidenote: One year ago, we were taking pictures for their adoption profile and now here he is!

The four girls and Big Daddy on the four wheeler. You can't hear Mrs. Butterworth (aka Nana) in the background saying ,"Doesn't look very safe to me, doesn't look very safe to me."

All in all there was fun, good food, cake and ice cream and slushies. All 3 girls wanted to spend the night but, that was too much for me for one day. We have all made plans to get together again.
I served these and they went over well. They can be made hours ahead of the event.
Tortilla Roll Ups
2 packages of cream cheese
1 cup (or so) of salsa
3 or 4 chopped green onions
1 small can of black olives chopped
Mix first 4 ingredients until well blended:doesn't have to be smooth
spread 2 or 3 spoonfuls on tortilla
wrap tortilla and chill until cool
cut to desired length
serve with salsa
I am not much of a cook but I will guarantee these are quick and easy and taste good, too.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Amelia!!!

kelly said...

sounds like a good time was had by all!! come on mom, ya should've let the girls stay

love the cake !!!!!