Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Elly!

My "little" girl Elly turns 5 on the 18th, and this weekend we had a birthday party for her. I just can't believe that she is going to be 5. I remember the day she was born like yesterday! And next week we will go to Kindergarten Round-up to get her registered for the fall. Ahhhhh!!!!

It was such a fun day and Elly had a great time. She actually appeared kind of overwhelmed most of the time.

She got a lot of really nice things and even was able to have a friend from school come to her party.

The cake was my pride and joy! Since Elly has celiac (as well as being VERY picky!) the option of buying her cake wasn't an option. I wanted to try and make her a cake that didn't totally look homemade, but I also have no training in cake decorating. Elly kept talking about wanting an "Ariel that she could eat" on the cake, and I was able to find a website that sold sugar screens that can be placed on a cake. Elly loved the "baby princesses" one so that is the one that I got. Then, the day before the party, I had to get to work on making her cake. I decided to make a rainbow cake, which means that when you cut into it, the inside is a rainbow of colors. It was super easy to do, but very time consuming as well. But, in the end, everyone loved it and it was TOTALLY worth the time and effort it took to make the cake.

I did find out later that Anne must have REALLY liked the cake, because after finishing her own piece, she was going from plate to plate, finishing other peoples left overs! Little turkey! Needless to day, her blood sugar didn't do well, and it took me most of the night to get her back into range.

For Elly, "D" actually played nice and didn't play too much of a role in the festivities. I was so glad for that and Elly was able to be as much of a kid as she wanted at her own party. Elly got to be a princess and have her own fairytale day, and for that, I am grateful.

Happy birthday to my beautiful girl!

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