Sunday, January 25, 2009

Already seven!

We celebrated another birthday here on Friday! Gracie was very excited about turning SEVEN years old! :) We had cupcakes and juice with her classmates in the afternoon, which was fun. Later, her cousin came to spend the night and we all had dinner at Canyons.




We sang "Happy Birthday" and ate the chocolate cake she'd asked me to bake...




Then we went home so Gracie could open her gifts, which she both quickly and with great excitement!




And you can't see it very well, but she's wearing one of her gifts~ a tutu that the Southern Domestic Goddess made...so cute on her! :)

We had such a fun evening! The girls were having so much fun, they were giggling and whispering most of the night...our girls crashed last night, though! And by then, they were EXHAUSTED! So...my "baby" is seven. It's so hard to believe!




Here's a little Happy Birthday banner (of course!). Actually, I made it a few weeks ago and hung it up for Rose's birthday. I chose colors they both like so I could use it for both her and Gracie. I didn't show a picture of it then, so since it's back up again, I wanted to show you...




And I am so disappointed with how unclear the letters look in a picture. I noticed after making the banner that the white letters don't show up as well on the light blue paper and the yellow paper, but it didn't look this bad in person...
I still would rather show it to you than not! It is much easier to read in person, but I still might want to fix those letters...(But the above picture does give you a mini peek at the "new" yellow paint color on the wall.)




Before I sign off, I wanted to show you what I'm working on now... I'm starting a new tassel. This one has a "theme"...can you guess what it is?




If any of you would like to make your own tassel, here is the link to the tutorial I used at Betasseled. It is a great tutorial, and she makes it so easy to follow! :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Ready for Monday? No, me either! :)
Have a good night!

14 comments:

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Looks like you girls had a great birthday celebration! The cake looks so chocolately delicious and I love the heart decor!

Tracey said...

They grow up so quick! Lovely cake....lovely everything!!
Tracey xxx

Liz said...

Happy Birthday to Gracie! I am glad that she had a great birthday. That cake looks so good.

I would have to guess that your new tassel is valentine theme.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, they do grow up so fast - too fast! :)
You did a great job on the banner - it's very pretty. And the tassle must be for v-day? ;)
Hope you have a great week!

At Home In Georgia said...

She looked so cute in her Dora nightgown opening her presents. Mmmm chocolate cake...the best!

I have some of that same brown paper with the blue birds on it...isn't it the cutest.

Can't wait to see what you are making next.

Tracey said...

Thank you so much for your nice comments, Billy (grandson) was quite upset because the sign went on the wall, he wanted to play with it!!
Love Tracey xxx

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Happpppppppy Birthday to your sweetheart girl! I spy some Basic Grey Urban prarie paper....sorry could not help myself...I love paper. Your banner is adorable...I am gonna have to try one of those tassels. cherry

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Gracie! The cake looks delicious...YUM!

Your banner looks GREAT!

Amy said...

I'm so happy that Gracie had a fun birthday!
The banner looks very cute. What a great idea! I bet they loved it!:)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Happy birthday, Gracie!! :)

I need to try my hand at tassels--I now have that tutorial bookmarked.

~ Sarah

Our Complete Family said...

Happy birthday to your little sweetie! The garland is adorable!
Yummy looking cake. My mouth is watering!
Can't wait to see what you're making next...

Shannon said...

I'm thinking a V-day tassle?! :) I love your banner! Very cute!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Time really does fly! I'm guessing a nesty valentine tassel?

Manuela

Pink & Green Mama said...

Adorable!1 I've been wanting to make one of these for my own sweet girls. Great job and you have an adorable blog!