Here is the group shot from Sunday.
And then the dawn of the big day!
First up is breakfast of champions - Mickey Mouse pancakes!
Kylie helped get these 2 on the griddle.
Then, when Dad got home from work we opened presents. Jeremy and Dad had fun shopping for them earlier in the week and I guess Jeremy just had to share his experiences, so Kylie was able to easily guess her gifts before opening them. But she still loved them!
Jeremy cheesing for the camera.
Kylie loves HSM and the rest of us kind of just hum along when no one is listening!
While we were doing that I had the cake in the oven. Kylie chose Blue and Red Raspberry Jello Cake. She really wanted an ice cream cake, but it just wasn't possible. So here is the cake ready to go into the fridge and chill out for awhile.
While cleaning up and getting ready to go out for lunch, Kylie and Dad had a little chat. Kylie's been wanting to pierce her ears for a while, but hasn't gotten up the nerve just yet. Apparently she's been talking to some friends at church and now she really wants them pierced. So we're off to the mall before we go to lunch.
Here I am, signing this really, really long form and putting my initials all over the place in the hopes that I won't sue them if something goes horribly wrong and my daughter's ears fall off. Ha! It's just a piece of paper.
The big moment. Hold your breath!
It went better than we thought. So then off to lunch. Kylie's choice? SUSHI
Mmmmmmm....it's been so long!
And then for dessert? ICE CREAM! Only at Ghirardelli of course!
Yes, it really was that big!
And then it was time to go home and rest. Because Tuesday was going to be a busy day! I'm thinking Kylie looks pretty happy!
The Birthday Girl
The next day we had several errands plus some warm up school work, a quick bite to eat at the Chinese place across the street and then it was time to party!
A size 8! Can you believe it?!
It was a nice big rink. Really cold!
Kylie and Jesse posing in their hats. Kylie is becoming quite the fashionista. I'm sure the Disney Stars are helping out a bit!
The kids were really tired at the end of the day, but they didn't want to stop! We're definitely planning to add ice skating to our list of activities! It was a good day.
Wednesday, Kylie received some gifts in the mail. And that night we did the whole cake thing. We were outside at the rink trying to light the candles and finally just gave up and figured we'd just do it again with the left over cake. It's all good.
After cake, I took Kylie shopping at Wal Mart so she could spend all her birthday money. And she did. A little over $2 left on one card. She pulled together some really neat stuff. But I don't have a picture yet.
All in all, I'd say it was a pretty memorable birthday! Happy 11th sweetpea!