Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sloane's 4th Birthday

Today is Sloane's 4th Birthday.  She wanted a doll cake.  You know the one ~ where the cake is the dress and the body and head are sticking out of the cake.  Well, I labored over that cake all day today because we had a party planned in the park at 3:30.  As you can see from the pictures below, Sloane and Quinn were a big help in the process.  :o)

Seriously tho, we all had a great time.  The kids kept busy with the left over fondant while I tried to figure out how to make those BLASTED flowers for the dress.  As you can see, it all worked out eventually.  That is, after I consulted the neighborhood cake decorator.  She told me my icing was too thin.  Sure enough!  I thickened it up and the flowers worked gloriously.  ahHHHHH.

Once Dave came home from work, Sloane opened her gifts from us.  She got a fuzzy, pink jacket...which she adores.  :o)  I mean, who couldn't!

And a new beach barbie doll...

WITH new clothes for the barbie.

You can't tell from the picture below.  But she is excited for the Polly Pockets that she just opened.  I thought this was just too cute of a picture.  She was doing a little dance about it.  :o)
Now we are at the park party and she is opening a gift from her little homeschool friend, Sarah B.  It's a jump rope!!  How much fun that will be to take to homeschool park days!
Next gift is from her dear friend, Luna.  You can't tell from the picture, but it's a magnadoodle.  We LOVE magnadoodles.  Lots of fun in the car, for sure.
Oh!  And Katie gave her Hannah Montana paraphenalia.  Move over Hannah!  Here comes Sloane!!!  

And no birthday would be complete without a set of jacks and a ball.  Sloane has never played before, but we sat down tonite after Quinn's game and I showed her and Quinn how to play.  They sat for quite a long time trying to figure out how to get the jack while the ball was still in the air.  It was quite comical!

Now it is time for the birthday song.  Sloane was in heaven, I tell ya.  

She just loved being sung to.  

Make a wish and blow out the candles.

Dig in!!


Beachbum said...

Happy Birthday, Sloane!

Beautiful cake, btw. Happy times.


FLO said...

Oh my word! That cake! You're awesome- I would never be so brave to attempt that. Happy Birthday to Sloane!

Shan said...

Well, I really didn't have a choice. Sloane picked out the cake pan 6 months ago and never forgot we had it. LOL So it was going to turn out one way or another. I'm just glad Wilton Cake Decorating makes it SO easy to do. :o) Because i'm no cake decorator ~ That's for sure!!