Sunday, November 7, 2010


Today is the number 10! A big day for sure. My little baby is a DECADE old! That totally ages me, right? Mallory talked me in to having a party for her, I guess I am easily persuaded when she says she wants a cupcake party. My head immediately started spinning! She helped me with most everything, that she could help with. We made paper cupcake invitations.

Instead of party bags, we made party tins for all her friends to take home. They turned out cuter than I thought. I will be making more (especially since I bought the special can opener for this project). Then I cut out vinyl cupcakes with the girls initials on them (thanks to sure cuts a lot).

This brown one ended up being one of my favorites!
Mallory's favorite was this cute pink one.

I do really love this one too!
For the craft we made paper cupcakes. You cut down a paper cup, put a Styrofoam ball in it and pin on paper circles...lots and lots of paper circles! To make it easier I did the first layer that needs to be hot glued on. I was glad I did it before. It took a little time.
The night before I stayed up till one sewing little cupcake softies. The next morning Mallory said," I didn't know you knew how to sew." Thanks Mallory!!! She loved them though.
I was so happy the theme was cupcakes. They are so much easier to make and so much less intimidating than making a cake!

We had to decorate the door with some good old vinyl lettering!

We are nearing the end of our Nutcracker season (but who's counting) so she had just come home from her practice.

Here are the cupcakes the girls made. I think they turned out so cute, and they weren't too hard for them.

Here are the crazy girls eating pizza!
Mallory and her friend Brielle.
Her cupcake stick says Birthday camera takes lame inside night pictures!
We fit all 10 candles on 1 cupcake!
Present time!

Today, Sunday is her real birthday. After church she opened family presents. My mom crocheted this little blanket for her American Girls. Isn't it so cute??? Good job Mom, you make me proud!!!
This was from Jillian. She got Mallory a bunch of nail art from Sally's. She was so excited!
OOPS! Jillian handed her the wrong present. It was her main one from Michael and I. She does looked shocked.....
...her own pink ipod nano!
Gramma got her a Vinylmation notebook (we are Disney Junkie's for sure)!
She got money from her Grandparents to buy a certain somebody this week. Pictures to come after our trip to Hollywood!!!

We made it though our crazy birthday week. One more to go!!!


  1. You are amazing! What a FUN party! Is the money for an AG trip? So much better to go to the store and pick it out yourself!

  2. Oh my gosh!! Where was I when you lived here??? I need to glean from your awesomeness!!
    Such great ideas.
    You are such a great mom!

  3. oh yeah, I totally LOVE my SCAL software!! Oh the possibilities!