Bring on Birthday Week!

In honor of birthday week for Anna, David and Daniel, I pulled up some old digital files on my computer. I found this one with Claire in it. It was at my house in Byhalia. They all spent the night with me and we made every large mess known to man. It was a fabulous time and such a precious memory.

So, now on to sweet birthday memories with my favorite niece and favorite twins. I have not missed many of their birthdays. I have several pages in a scrapbook of birthdays, pre-digital days, so these are all I have on my computer. They are too cute for words!

Anna loved ducks at this age. I believe it was age 3. Henry’s age now. Hard to believe. I made her birthday hat and the hats for all her little friends. It was such a heavy little hat. I have no idea how she held it on her sweet little head. I miss that chubby little face!

I belive this was age 7 for David and Daniel. I made this cake. Yes, I did. I have no idea how I ever did it, but I did. I rock. I am the best aunt EVER! They had a Blue Angels party and asked for this cake. I think I laughed in disbelief, but I made it happen. Mama helped me alot with it, so I have to make sure she gets SOME credit! I put sparkler candles in the back for the exhaust flames but the wind was so bad that we could not get them to light. It looked cool though and they looked super cute in the t-shirts I bought them for their birthdays.

Oh, the little princess of the family. She requested this cake for her 4th birthday. It was fun to make and super messy. I think Julie left Star City with pink sprinkles still in the grout. I hope she did anyway. (did I just type that…I did. Slap me!) The crown on top of the cake blinked purple and pink and Anna had a matching one for her little head. It was a fun little celebration for our little princess.

This was the year David requested a soccer cookie cake. This was also the year I was newly pregnant and had acid reflux like the devil! Oh, I was really tired too. I knew I had never had success with making a cookie cake so, I cheated and had Kroger make an undecorated cookie cake for me. I then decorated it so I would not have aunt guilt. I am not sure if he knows the truth yet!? This was the first time I had made two seperate cakes for them. They wanted different kinds of cakes and Julie thought they each deserved their own. Not a good year to start that trend, I say. Sweet little birthday boys.

This is what Daniel chose that year. A big orange 8. I thought it was the cutest and funniest request for a cake. He was so excited with it. I even colored the cake orange. I covered it with Skittles too. It was easy for me. 1 color and 2 rounds. Daniel is so funny. I love his little sense of humor.

Oh, the princess! Anna requested another princess cake for her 5th birthday. She had a spa party and the whole bit. I did a tiered cake for her in her favorite colors…pink and purple. She requested it be tierd, by the way. She is ALL girl and sassy as it comes. I love that girl. I was also newly pregnant at this time and prayed as I added more and more pink to that cake that God was making that baby in my belly a boy!

So, the 9th birthday rolled around and what did they do…they BOTH requested cookie cakes. I had a fussy infant at the time and just called Kroger to do the whole thing! ha. I asked the bakery to not put any stickers on the cookie trays so I could front like they were from my kitchen. I still am not sure if the boys know or not…?!

They had the cutest sports party at church. It got real messy. I loved it. It was Henry’s first birthday party to ever attend. What a sweet little memory.

Can you tell I had an infant and traveled 3 hours with this cake? This 6 year old smiled just as big, thankfully. She asked for a pink cupcake cake. I produced it, but it may have been the saddest looking cupcake cake ever.

I thank God for these look alikes.  They were soaking in my tub with bubbles up to their ears. I love that the simple things make them smile.

I thank God for this little toot of a girl. This may be my most favorite picture of her. She was refusing a photo. I am so glad we have her in this sea of boys. She is the soft God knew we needed.

So, last year they came to my house to celebrate and I had one cake for all 3 of them. This year they are not coming, nor did they ask me to come. I think they are calling Kroger on their own now! I just love these children and I am so excited about another year to celebrate them and all the ways God is going to bless them in their new year.

Happy Birthday Week To You!!


Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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