Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Abigail's 12th Birthday Party

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The very next weekend we had a family birthday party for Abigail - she was so cute and designed the sprinkles themed invitations on the computer and we ordered them up.

It was a sunny and pretty spring day here and we celebrated our girl all afternoon.

{and it was sooooOooooo much fun to baking in the baking center that day - there were a few touches that still weren't done but I was already moved in}

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The night before Abigail and I were busy -- we dipped glass sundae cups into melted chocolate and then rolled them around in sprinkles - yum!

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It sure did make a mess but they came out dazzling!

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One down - so much more to goooooo

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And then we dipped strawberries in chocolate and sprinkles.

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Now a word about how a birthday party changes for our family once you're twelve:
kindergarten through fifth grade (all of elementary school) I hosted a BIG *themed* over the top * birthday party for all of the girls in the class. Once middle school comes along a theme is still fine but only for the family party. No more "all of the girls in the class" big party. I think that 6 years of that is enough. So the friend part turns into something fun to do with a special friend. And this is one very special friend to Abigail. So she came over just before the family party to celebrate with Abigail. What was really fun was that I surprised Abigail - she had no idea when she answered the door that her friend was coming to be with her.

They are the cutest together!

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Meanwhile, Scott was out getting the balloons and I was outside decorating.

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Abigail made the favors all by herself - each family guest {and her friend} got to take home a box of waffle cones and a mini jar of sprinkles.

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And then in the 2.8 seconds after her friend left and before family arrived I took a few pictures of my girl so that I could always remember what twelve looked like on her. {darling I think}

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She is growing into such a beautiful girl. Losing {for sure} some of her little girl ~ness, but still as sweet as pie.

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Now I know these are blurry as anything but I still love them so much {thanks Anna for taking them}

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One of her daddy and our girl...

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And one of me and my girl!

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My favorite of the day...

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We ate and talked with cousins. And we enjoyed the warmer temps {finally} of spring!

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Then Anna prepped the sheet cake I made the night before.

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And we sang...

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Love her little cousin looking up at her.

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and love this look on her face as well as Anna smiling in the background.

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Birthday's belong to children... oh yes they do!

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It was so much fun!

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After family left and we were cleaning up Abigail noticed the sky - "look at the sky mama!" It was magnificent.

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Just the perfect ending to celebrating twelve...

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3 comments:

  1. Your baking center is amazing!! Can I come over and bake with you?
    Happy Birthday Abigail!! I love the party favors.. such a fun idea!

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  2. You do birthdays right, Tara~
    I can see you baking away in that perfect baking center.
    So much love!!!!!!

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  3. Awe! So sweet!! Happy birthday to Abigail. What a wonderful way to celebrate!

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