Friday, January 4, 2013

Jillian's 8th Birthday

 Jillian's birthday fell on a Sunday this year. She was mad since she wanted Panda Express for her birthday dinner. We went Saturday though! Sunday's are quite opposite from the day of rest that it is coined to be. I get up, get all the kids ready by myself as they fight and Hallie screams, looking for lost shoes, socks, and hair things. Then we get to church all mad an angry from the mornings shenanigans and fidget with Hallie for 3 hours, dressed up and wearing uncomfortable heals! Then we usually have meetings after church and get home late, just in time to fix dinner for people that are coming over.

We tried to make it a special day for her. Elfie brought her doughnut holes for breakfast...thank you last thing I had to worry about in the morning. She thought it was so funny that he had eaten some.

 I let her open 1 present before church, in hopes that it would help her sit though sacrament meeting a little better. She loves to mix things up at church!
 I tried to take a few pictures during church...where there is a piece of green. I need a new camera so desperately! I think I am the only person who doesn't have a nice camera, and would probably take better pictures than most people who have one!
 I made an ice cream cake (recipe here). It was good. It is cake layered with ice cream in between then a yummy ganache topping. It just slide as I had it in a precarious place in my freezer!
 She loved it though!
 We had the missionaries over for dinner. We made all the cafe rio food, which was super delicious. We had to hurry her through her presents to get them to bed.
 Aunt Amanda gave her this brave nightgown that we bought at the Disney store at 2:30 am!!! (black Friday craziness) It is her favorite!
 Cute kids!
 I found some roller shoes for her...I think she was excited, but it was hard to tell!!
 Gramma got her the Merida Barbie doll, the Mother to Merida doll, and the cute little bear. She wanted the dollies for so long!!

 And some cute Hallie, who loves to play with plasticware!
 A hunger games book.
 And my Nana always gets her fashionable boots!
 And more from messy Hallie. She loves the cake!
Since We had had such a crazy fall, and were headed into a crazier December, we postponed her party until January (which now I am rethinking...I'm tired of parties)!

1 comment:

  1. I agree with more parties!! I thought my kid with the before Christmas b'day would get the bad deal but it's the early Jan. b'day that does!! We just had her party and now I don't want to see any more sugar or spend any more money for a long time!!!