The (Almost) Birthday Girl
Even though her birthday isn't until the 27th of this month, we decided to have Rory's birthday celebration while my parents were in town last week. Now I'm not saying that having a houseful of people and a birthday party 3 days after chemo was my best decision, but my parents and Brian did a great job of handling everything and Rory had a blast. It was definitely a good decision to let her celebrate with as much family as possible.
This is usually what's going on in our living room when Uncle Michael is around.
I love, love, love this one. She was waiting for the present portion of the evening to begin, and was SO excited!
Bubbles from Camden (thanks to a little shopping trip with Grandpa).
And a thank you hug.
Fancy Nancy shirt and book from Grandma and Grandpa
A little help from Camden reading the card.
And this was about how excited Camden was all night long.
Dora Wii game from Uncle Michael and Aunt Liz (and this would be the first Wii game she can actually play instead of just pretending to understand as she waves the controller around).
"Reading" the back of the box
The "Achoo Doll" from Gram and Gramps has been good for a whole lot of giggles around our house.
Fancy Nancy doll from the parental units. The girl does love Fancy Nancy, although I'm discovering she likes Fancy Nancy books (of which she owns quite a few) better than the doll.
The whole group
Just a cute one of Camden.
A very cute (as well as delicious) "Winnie and the Pooh" cake. She's been begging for a "Winnie and the Pooh" cake ever since she saw the Pooh movie with Aunt Liz this summer.
I wish this were more in focus, but her anticipatory smile is sweet.
You have NO idea how many tries it took for her to blow these candles out. Enough that we were all avoiding that corner of the cake!
Laughing as we tried to give her blowing instructions.
Attempt #316. Success!