A birthday princess!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

This past week has held a very special day for a certain daughter in our family - her 5th birthday!!!!!
We have a birthday tradition we must carry out each birthday - a birthday hunt! I can't even remember where this started from, but it is a must every birthday morning & since it's so important for Daddy to be there, he woke us all up at 6:15am so he could still arrive at work by 7am! (needless to say all pictures of pre-coffee Mummy have been deleted from the camera!!!LOL)

Our birthday hunt involves clues to the hiding place of each birthday surprise. The birthday child has so much fun finding each gift & then it must be unwrapped before the next clue is given! So far we've kept it to the family/dining/toy room, but I can see as the children get bigger it will have to eventually be farm wide!!

Ellie had a very busy day. She received lovely phone calls from far off relatives before school & then during school I bought paddy cakes in for her class & then when she arrived home from the bus a car pulled up & out came one of her favourite friends Em - with her sisters & a special birthday gift. So a quick afternoon tea with friends & then off to her ballet lesson (Where she received gifts from more friends!). Home again & a special birthday dinner of chicken nuggets & fried rice (unusual combination - I know- but this girl has unusual eating habits - she once told our pastors wife she is " allergic to chips" as she doesn't like them!). And then a special birthday cake!(And mums - this is one of the easiest cakes ever to make - just a circle cake & ice it & I bought the tea set from Kmart for $3 & the dolls are cabbage patch kids collectibles which were also only $3!!!) I also had some leftover paddy cakes for seats & I covered them in glad wrap so the dolls wouldn't get messy!!!)

Ellie also had a special treat as Nanny made the long trek down from Qld especially for Ellie's birthday & to spend a week!!

What a very happy birthday princess!!!!!


Mum-me said...

Happy Birthday Ellie! What a great cake, and what a nice birthday tradition. Hope you have had lots of fun enjoying your gits.

Cassandra-ann said...

Happy 5th Birthday Ellie!!!

Grandma said...

What a gorgeous happy looking little princess!!!!! Looks like she had a fund day...sounded busy too. The cake turned out lovely too - what a clever girl you are!!!! She looks so grown up and very very happy!!! btw your spell check mustn't be working - I'm sure the little cakes are called 'patty' cakes (lol yeah, I know it's sounds like it has a 'd')!!! Hope you're all having a great week! Lots of love, Mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wally said...

Happy Birthday Ellie,
We wish we could have been there.
You look grown up already.


Peta said...

Happy Birthday Ellie....
That cake looks great.

Heather said...

That cake is just super-cute! I think I'm going to do that for Cakesie's birthday next year. Adorable.

Happy Birthday Ellie! Bee says that she wishes she could come give you a birthday hug. Someday :)

Kate said...

and what a beautiful princess she is...look at that big smile :) happy birthday sweetheart, so glad you had a great day! xoxo

BoufMom9 said...

What a sweet sweet girl!
Happy birthday to your princess!
LOVE her cake! Very cute!

Aunty Sel said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!!
I hope it was a fantastic day. Am so glad to hear you liked your present. The tea party cakes looks fantastic!!
Much luv,
Aunty Sel

Nita said...

hey miss elly-belly
wow, you are so beautiful and grownup!!! i wish i was there!
luv you lots and lots and lots and lots and lots...
aunty nita

Bobbie-Jo said...

I love your cake, Ellie. Happy belated birthday, sweetie!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

She is growing up so fast! I can't believe how much she's changed in the months I've been reading your blog. Happy Birthday to your sweetie! Love that Cake!

Sandra said...

Happy birthday to the little princess Ellie. I'm sure you're all enjoying your visit with Nanny.

Saminda said...

Happy birthday Ellie!!! What a beautiful cake! You have a very very clever mummy!! :)
Yes, saraya's most favourite present would definitely be her nanna coming to visit too!

16 blessings'mom said...

Tell her Happy Birthday from us so far away....and my little girls are impressed with her cake! She looks so thrilled. And I like the present hiding tradition....sounds more fun than having them rip through them so quickly. But, one question: what are "paddycakes"?


Mummy McTavish said...

What a beautiful cake, and an even more beautiful princess! Happy Birthday Ellie!

Kimmie said...

What a fun way to celebrate a birthday...

what a beautiful girl you are Ellie, may God bless your 5th year with much joy.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Deanna said...

AWWW.... She is such a cutie!

Love the idea of the hunt for the Birthday surprises!!!

Her cake is just adorable!

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