Thursday, May 12, 2011

Birthdays and Disneyland! Oh My! Part 1

Boy, we have been busy around this house!  I have quite a few posts to get on, but I thought I would start with some updates.  First let's start with Birthdays.  Last Saturday, May 7 Tay celebrated her 11th birthday!  Can you believe 11!  I am still trying to soak that in.  The kids usually pick a theme for the birthday's each year and this year Tay chose a 1950's theme, which made my Dad supper happy!  Ha Ha!  Anyway, Tay has been watching Happy Days lately and decided she wanted to have a 50's theme for her party.  We had great fun picking out items for the party and decorating.  We decided to have the party at my Mom's house because she has a pool, but it ended up being a little chilly for swimming.  Our menu consisted of cheeseburgers, hot dogs, french fries, and onion rings.  Instead of a cake this year, Tay decided she wanted cupcakes and an ice cream Sunday bar.  Tay also wanted to serve flavored sodas and Shirley Temples.  She had so much fun serving everyone and pretending she worked in a diner.  Here are some pictures of our 50's day!

Here are the red velvet cupcakes I made for Tay:

We had a candle that just wouldn't go out:

Tay has been asking for a guitar for a long time now, and we just didn't feel she was ready, until now.  Here is her face when she opened her very first guitar!

And of course we have Buddy who is always the life of the party:

Tay is now 11.  I hope you have enjoyed the pictures of her special day.  I know she had so much fun and was thankful for all who were able to come and share her birthday with her.  I think back to the first time I found out I was pregnant with Tay.  I was told by the doctors that it would be difficult for me to get pregnant and not to get my hopes to high.  My Husband and I had only been married one month when we found out we were expecting.  So many thoughts went rushing through my head, as we were both still in college, and I was not working yet.  We lived in a little apartment and we were still trying to adjust to being married.  All that being said, we were both so very excited about the gift we were about to receive from God.  After 48 hours of tough labor, Tay was born on May 7, 2000 at 9:30 in the evening.  I remember holding her for the first time and feeling like I had been holding her my whole life. As the years have gone, Tay has been my most challenging child.  She is full of life and loves to be in the spotlight, which is the complete opposite of myself.  I am blessed that she is my daughter and that I am able to be with her throughout the day to watch her grow, not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.  She is a wonderful little girl, now young lady and I am thankful to be her Mother.  I love you Tay, Happy Birthday!



  1. Happy 11th Birthday Tay! I love your party theme and fabulous decorations! How fun! The cupcakes look so yummy and beautiful! Great job Kimberly! Congrats on getting your first guitar too! That's exciting and the picture of you seeing it for the first time is priceless! Buddy looks like he partied to the 50s music too much ;) I love your baby story of Tay, Kimberly! So precious!
    My oldest daughter will be 11 on May 19 and she has been talking about her birthday all month. We are going to have a sports themed party next Friday so I am trying to get psyched for cake decorating, planning games, food, etc...She wants a soccer ball cake :) Happy 11th birthday again and May God continue to shower you with beautiful blessings!

  2. PS: clicked a vote for you on the Picket Fence today :)

  3. You got a tween in your house, OH MY:) What a lovely post about your daughter. Love the look on her face when she received her guitar:)


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