Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Emily!

Well, happy birthday 3 1/2 months ago anyway. We had a fun birthday celebration for Emily that included dinner at Los Hermanos, cake and ice cream, presents, and games. Here go the photos:

Kate helping with Em's yearly cake request: confetti cake with LOTS of confetti frosting.

I really wanted ice cream cone cupcakes. FYI, don't follow Betty Crocker's instructions on the back of the cake box for how to do these. Do it the good old-fashioned way where you fill the cones RIGHT SIDE UP and bake them that way.

So pretty!

We enjoyed having Emily's friend Ashley join us for the evening.

This was an evening of crazy faces in the photos. And here we go ...

Em laughing at Kate's whoopie cushion card. Great pick, Kate!

Checking out the Newf scrapbook that Kate made her (score again, Kate!).

Eyeshadow (MAC???) from Ashley!
(Side note: A couple months later, totally out of the blue, Evan said, "I really like T'Em's eyeshadow that she got for her birthday!" Should I be worried???)

Body wash from Owen and beautiful blue glass stones from Evan (they picked them out at the dollar store).

Kate was very excited about everything.

So was Evan.

Here comes the yummy part!

Evan put the sprinkles on.

Yummy, Kate? Or GF?


Hmmmm ... ???

Hmm ... ???

Peace out.

Just enjoying the evening.

They didn't look good, but I guess they tasted okay.

I realize I covered up the flash in this picture, but I think it's hilarious.

It was a very enjoyable evening for all. Thanks to Suzy, Kim, Kate, Margaret and the McKenzies for the encouragement! I hope to keep up on the blog a little better.


katealyson said...

ROCK MY WORLD. This post is fantastic! That was a very fun day! :) Love the pix. Seriously, that one of Casey and the boys is classic. And you and the knife.... haha! Keep 'em comin!

Kim said...

What a great post! I loved each and every picture and caption you added to each of them. Oh how I wish I lived closer!!!

Kim :)

amanda said...

Kate-Yes, it was fun. Thanks.

Kim-Thanks! We wish you lived closer, too!

Suzy said...

What a fun party...that is my favorite cake ever! You are such cute sisters :)

Susan said...

I gather Emily is your sister. She looks like you! It sounds like a fun time. I wish we had family around!

Christina and Jonathan said...

Hilarious pictures...you and your sisters are so cute. Can I trade in my brothers for some fun sisters like that??? only joking of course :)

Anonymous said...

I don't remember the last time anyone ever gave me a birthday party... :(