Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Sarae!

Happy 4th Birthday Sarae!

It's taken me a while, but I am finally posting pictures from Sarae's birthday party that was held on March 6th. We had a beautiful day for the party and had lots of fun. Thanks to mom and Tia for helping set up, Jim and Dana for grilling and Vanessa for setting up, taking names and cleaning up. Sarae had a great time with all of her friends and was worn out by the end of the day. The theme was Diamond Castle Barbie, which has two main characters - Alexa and Liana. The afternoon before the party, when I went to put her birthday cakes together, I realized I had neglected to measure the Barbie dolls and the height of the cakes. After momentarily kicking myself, I cut holes in the cake board, decorated a box and cut holes in the box as well and set the cake board on top of the box. This way the Barbies legs could dangle down into the box. I was so proud of figuring this out I am posting the pictures. Hope everyone's spring is off to a great start!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Gotcha Day Anniversary!

Hard to believe this is our 3rd Gotcha Day Anniversary! Disney World has a great offer right now for Florida Residents where you can get 4 day passes to any park for $99 ($84 for children 3-9) that must be used by May 25th. So, Sarae and I spent Gotcha day at Magic Kingdom for 10.5 hours! Sarae was so excited the day before she woke up at 12:30 a.m. yelling out that she was getting up early and ready to go. When I explained that Disney was not open yet and it was the middle of the night, she was so disappointed she cried herself back to sleep. We truly had a magical day. The weather was sunny and in the 60's and Sarae was in the best mood. She waited in line for an hour to see her favorite princess Ariel and did not whine or complain once. I think she would have waited twice that long. Unfortunately, the one thing I did not double-check was my battery pack for my camera, so by the time we got to Ariel, my camera was dead. Disney does provide photographers and I will order the Ariel pictures as soon as I get a chance (in the middle of getting ready for her birthday right now). Another nice thing that the Disney photographers do is take pictures with your camera as well so you can get in the picture too. This was a lifesaver for us in the beginning because while Sarae was excited to see the princess', she was too shy to go by herself. As a matter of fact, she wouldn't speak to any of the princess' or TinkerBell and her friends. In case you are wondering who that man is, no he is not my new boyfriend, he is one of the photographers. When a different photographer had my camera to take a picture of us with Belle, he took a picture of the photographer as well. I thought it was so funny, I had to put it on the blog. Well, my cake timer is going off so I had better get off the computer and pull it out of the oven or we will be minus one birthday cake tomorrow! Hope this finds everyone well!