Monday, October 24, 2011

Evie enters the double-digits...

I'm not sure how it's possible, but we now have a 10 year old. Wow. I find it really hard to believe that so much time has passed since I woke up in the middle of the night, not sure if we were about to have a baby or not. Evie came barreling into the world at 6:08am after 40 minutes of pushing. My doctor arrived just in time to catch her, as we'd only gotten to the hospital at about 4:30am or so - no pain killers for me that time! Her arrival is clearly burned in my memory, whereas the other 3 sort of blend together - much less drama associated with their arrival all around.
Evie's really turning out to be a great kid - mostly polite and helpful, conscientious about schoolwork, and lots of fun to be around. She talks a lot, and there's so much going on inside her head that she loves to share - the house is definitely much quieter when Evie's not around, there is a noticeable difference in the energy level around here and her absence is obvious.
So LAST YEAR Evie picked out the cake she wanted from the Cake Bible - the Blueberry Swan Lake cake. I think I'm going to throw the Cake Bible away so the other kids don't get any bright ideas. This thing took me most of Sunday afternoon to put together - we were out of the house all day Saturday, and it's just a cake, right? The cake itself went together easily enough - but the frosting was a big disappointment, and the blueberry topping that was supposed to be thick and create a 'lake-like' layer on top never gelled. This is not the first cake I've tried from that book, but it might be the last - I have better luck with recipes I find on the internet. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and Evie was happy, so that's what's important. Moving on!
Evie had made a birthday list right after William's birthday. Then she revised it. Then she revised it again. And after Sarah's birthday, she revised it again. And again, after I told her I was not buying her any more stuffed animals - EVER. She got a few things on her list, and I was able to surprise her with a few things...
My Harry Potter lover now can wear the Gryffindor crest with pride...
And go figure - a latch hook kit doesn't come with a hook! Guess I'll be swinging by the craft store (again) so she can start yet another project. Maybe one of them will get finished some day :)
 
The one thing she was really hoping for was a pair of rollerblades, and Dad picked out the perfect pair for her - I think she's pretty excited :)
Happy Birthday Evie! I can't wait to see what the next 10 years brings your way :)

6 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday sweet girl
    I caught Belle telling Evie last night, "Wow, you had a great 10th birthday. I hardly got anything and my mom didn't even make a cake."

    WHAT?????????????

    sorry about the cake...go buy the Cake Dr.
    at least you got a great tip on awesome candles :-)

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  2. Hi there! Happy birthday to Miss Double Digits and I think the cake looks cool! Did it taste good? Hope all is well. Miss ya!

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  3. Happy Birthday Evie!!

    That candelabra thing is cool!

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  4. I love those pictures!! The candelabra on the cake is awesome!

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  5. LOVe that canelabra for the candles. So fun!

    Happy Happy Birthday to your adorable girl!

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  6. Happy Birhtday to your sweet girl (and you too momma!)!

    I love the cake - who cares if it didn't look just like the picture - it came from the heart b/c you made it!!!

    ~Becca

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