As always, I took a "Birthday waking up picture" of Ida. I laughed when I noticed she was already dressed for her big day. Notice all her outfit changes through out the post.
I almost died when Ida told me she wanted a Cinderella cake. Um, I usually just do animals.......but, a girl must have Cinderella, I guess. I totally flopped in making the first skirt I tried around 10 o'clock this morning. Off to Busch's we went to get more cake. I grabbed another tub of frosting for good measure.......I am a SMART mama because I needed it!:) So, I finally started putting Cinderelly together around 1:30 and guests were coming at 3:30. I surprised myself and finished around 2:30. I couldn't believe I had enough time to blow dry my hair!
Ida couldn't keep her eyes off her cake. From the time she woke up from her nap, until Grandpa got here, she ran to the kitchen to grab a peek every now and then. I am SO happy she loved it. "That is a beautiful cake, Mom!"
The party goers
I think Ida is in outfit #3 in this picture.
Let the presents begin!
I traded two dolls for these two ADORABLE outfits that my friend Des made. She has an Etsy shop called The Twirling Dandelion where she sells them and boy ties. Ida couldn't be happier wearing them!
Um, Ida is actually sleeping in her tent right now! It is the awesomest thing ever! I asked Ida what her favorite present is and she said, "My tent and my crown." Thanks, Em!
The kids enjoyed some outdoor activities with Coach O, and yes, Ida was right in the mix, sprinting around in her pink, swishy dress! I think I saw him running soccer drills with them. Either way, they loved playing outside. And, like the oldest kid, Emerson laid the ground rules about going in the garden. The plants are off limits!
"Mom, you're a good caker!"
We had a great day and are so happy to have loving family around to share the day with us. We all made sure to eat some cake for Josh. We miss and love you!