Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Double Digits

My baby turns 10 today. Where does the time go? Happy Birthday, Abigail!

We celebrated with a party on Saturday for both girls. We've never done that before, as we've always kept their birthdays separate, even though they are just 5 days apart. A party for two girls? That meant we had 17 guests ranging in age from 6 to 18. And they were all perfect little ladies!

Turns out, I've been under the weather so cupcakes were iced while the guests were playing games. Lunch was kept very simple: grilled hotdogs, veggies and dip, chips, lemonade, and cupcakes.

Party favors were simple too. And oh, so cute! The girls and I crocheted 24 flowers and turned them into pins for the guests. You can find the post with directions for crocheting these flowers here.

Later that evening we had two different families for supper and games. The girls got the house in top shape after the party with the help of one of their friends. Floors were scrubbed on hands and knees, bathrooms freshened, etc. I concentrated on making supper while they did the heavy labor. You'd have thought it was my birthday!


randi---i have to say said...

Happy birthday Abigail! The girls really know how to throw a party!

lady jane said...

Abigail's darling. :o)

Happy Birthday, young lady!

The girls' party was delightful, I'm sure. Love that you kept it simple and the favors are great! I'd love to learn how to crochet and make pretty things like that.


Jenn said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!! I have an award for you on my blog ;-)


Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to Abigail. It sounds like the girls have had a great day filled with all the best things in life!

Tracy I'm impressed with your efforts considering you've not been too well.

Mrs. Rabe said...

Happy Birthday to Abigail!

It sounds like it was delightful and fun for everyone!

Hope you feel better!

Abounding Treasures said...

Happy Birthday to Abigail :o)

What delightful party favours you all crocheted ~ I'm sure the guests were thrilled with them!

Ben said...

Happy birthday to Abigail! Tracy, I wonder if you could sometime leave instructions for those crocheted flowers. I think they can make such a pretty little gift. Or, if you've explained that already and I somehow missed it, could you provide a link?

Tori said...

Happy birthday Abigail!
Sounds like a wonderful day!

Tracy said...


I edited the post to include a link for the flowers.

Jodi said...

Oh, a belated Happy 10th Birthday to your Abigail! Love those cupcakes - so pretty and feminine. :o)

Samantha said...

Those cupcakes are beautiful. What a great idea! Happy birthday to both the girls.