Saturday, June 4, 2011

It's Gr8 to be 8!!!

Just recently our little lady celebrated her eighth birthday, and as most of her classmates were having parties this year, her mother decided she should do likewise.  Thankfully, the weather was perfect and the girls all had a wonderful time.  It was decided to only ask the girls from her class and after-school care.  Of course, the main attraction was the jumping castle, a real hit.

And what birthday would be complete without the gift opening.  I thought this pose was just typical of girls, so had to include it.  All we could hear were giggles most of the day.  They are all lovely little ladies and seem to get along really well.

The egg and spoon race was fun too - the guest of honour doing her best to get to the finish line without losing her egg.  If you look closely, you will see her faithful little dog supervising proceedings.  Unfortunately, the 'race' was held in an area where the background seemed to be the 'service' area, sorry!!

And, of course, the birthday cake.  The order was a chocolate cake, with purple icing, green writing and lots of sprinkles.  I think the store did a great job of interpreting the dream, and it certainly went down well....yum.

This photograph seemed to sum up the day's activities.  It was very tiring for one of the guests, and all I can say is he was 'dog tired'.  He is her constant companion, but he just couldn't take anymore!!!!!

I must say a big thank you to those friends who have emailed me about my previous post.  Blogger has been in a rather belligerent mood lately, and some people have been unable to leave comments.  I feel privileged to receive personal notes of encouragement - people making time to pass on such lovely comments despite difficulties.  Your support means so much to me.  



shirley said...

Your little girl certainly had a Gr8 party...the cake is beautiful, hope it was as good to eat as it looked.

Karyn said...

That looks like it was a fun day. I want that cake for my birthday; such a girly cake to have!
I am glad the weatehr was kind and everyone had a great day. Nothing beats the sound of kids laughing (or giggling as the case may be!).

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda,

Your little girls birthday party looked absolutely lovely. Everyone seem to be having great fun and the Princes Jumping Castle looked fantastic.

Oh BTW, I found out what the problem was with leaving comments. If you click "Keep Sign In to your Blog" for some reason you can not leave comments. So I "Unclick" mine and now I am fine.

Hugs Judy

Anney said...

How exciting the whole affair cake!! Love the little doggy too..children grow so quickly don't they..did you have a go on the bouncy castle?? x

Radka said...

It looked like an ideal birthday day, I love the cake !!!

DIAN said...

How lovely to celebrate the birthday. Little girls are such a delight.

Linda, I am sorry I have not commented on your blog earlier posts - not sure what I have been doing.

Robin Mac said...

Well, I have just been told to untick the 'keep signed in box' so I shall try that and hope this comment makes it through. I think the birthday party must have been great fun. Cheers

Iceni UK said...

well I will keep trying, not sure what is going on. Posted several posts but not appeared in the blog!!!. Have unchecked my sign in too... still problems!

Linda, the party looks fun and one that will be remembered for a long time. The cake look wonderful.

Dianne said...

Looks like the birthday girl had a gr8 time!!
How cute that the little doggy is her constant companion. She must adore him. I'll bet Grandma was 'dog tired' too:-)

Juliettecherry said...

Here I am trying again, thankyou to Judy for that tip, I am going to try it.

How much you must have enjoyed that birthday party. My own "little" lady is 14 now and prefers an evening meal out with her best friend, although she is always happy to come round for a birthday tea, as long as I make sparkly trifle. LOL