Well it was birthday week at our house! Happy birthday to me! My party-planner extraordinaire, Kate, insisted I needed a theme for my birthday. The kids have always had a themed birthday party. Kate suggested Beauty and the Beast. Belle (and Ariel) were always my princesses growing up and with our recent trip to Disneyland and the new live-action movie we've been on a real Belle kick. She's been making plans for weeks. But on Sunday during church she drew this cake and made this recipe for "Mom's cake. Chocolate frosting, yellow frosting, 2 eggs, oil...something...from Beauty and the Beast."
Kate got her Spring pictures back this week. I was totally surprised and kind of thought it was a hoax when I found out Kate's school was doing Spring pictures...but then I thought about how much Kate has learned and changed this year and put these pictures side-by-side and I loved it. Love this beautiful girl of mine!
I realized Tuesday afternoon that I didn't have enough powdered sugar to make the frosting for my cake so after school we ran to the store. With Kate in school all day I don't often take all 3 kids grocery shopping. It was actually really fun having Kate come along.
Tim has mostly been working the 4pm to 2am shift. But by some miracle he was scheduled to work a normal 7am-5pm shift on my birthday! Yay! We decided we would meet up for dinner out as a family after work. With dinner and then wanting to do cake and my Belle party I knew we wouldn't have a lot of time. So we decided to open presents the night before. Lucky me!
After putting Henry to get it was time to decorate the cake. I made the frosting and provided some information about decorating tips etc. but it was totally Tim and the girls that did it. Kate was so tickled to turn her sketch into reality and I was touched by how much they care and wanted to make my birthday special!
Oh and the girls wanted to wear their Beauty and the Beast shirts for my party/birthday!
The day after your birthday is always just a little...oh... sad? maybe quiet is a better word. The anticipation is always so exciting and hearing from family and friends is so fun and then it's just all over. But Thursday me and the girls all got our hair cut. I cut off about 4 inches, so not a crazy big change, but a change no less. My friend, Kellie cuts our hair and we always love playing at the house after.
Friday was finally mine and Kate's date to go see Once Upon A Mattress. Our stake does a big production every 2 years and when we found out about it back at the end of March we decided it would be a fun activity for me and Kate. Kate's Primary teacher from last year played Lady Larken and Kate loved watching her perform. We then had to stop and get some ice cream on the way home too.