Friday, February 02, 2007

A Fun Birthday

Grace says,"thank you for all the birthday wishes!" She loved reading all of your sweet messages.

The day started nice and early with a very wholesome and nutritious breakfast. Chocolate is one of the 5 food groups right?! At our house the birthday girl or boy always gets to pick whatever kind of cereal they want.

Before Phillip went to work for the day, Grace opened a few gifts. She has been wanting a new drawing/painting table for her room. She was very happy to finally get one.

A new horse "paint by number."

We met Phillip for lunch at Grace's favorite restaurant, The Macaroni Grill. The best part of the meal are their warm rosemary loaves dipped in olive oil and cracked black pepper!

After lunch, we stopped by the movie store and it started snowing. Big huge fluffy flakes!!! Grace announced it was the best birthday ever!! :0)

We had lots of fun setting up the drawing supplies on Grace's new desk. The wooden drawers were also a gift and I hung the bulletin board up as a place to hang up all her pictures.

The cake is vanilla with vanilla frosting. Pink scallopes around the edges and stars on the top for the sparkler candles.

Make a wish, Grace!

Later in the evening, we watched a movie together and opened a few more gifts. Emily got her a sweet sister book and it came with a "Best Friends" necklace.

One half for each of them.

Even Grace's doll, Molly got a present. She loves her new bathrobe and fuzzy wuzzy slippers. :0) Soon the tired birthday girl was off to bed! And so was mom!

Thank you for looking at the pictures of our special day!


Paula said...

Sounds like a lovely day enjoyed by all. We share one tradition: picking your favorite restaurant. My mother still does that if I'm able to see her on my birthday. Thanks for the pictures. You'll have to post Grace's finished painting, also!

Julieann said...

Oh what a lovely day you all had--What a wonderful Mama you are!!! I just love all the pictures.

I remember those best friend necklaces when I was little--how precious they are.

Thank you for sharing Grace's special day.


Christine said...

It looks like such a wonderful time; thank you so much for sharing her special day with us. Blessings!

Lines From The Vine said...

Grace has good taste! We love the Macaroni Grill too!


Susie said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day and spent in such special ways.
Love Grace's new drawing table and the horse painting book will be such fun.
I remember when my own daughter was 9 and was just crazy for horses!
My own granddaughter loves them too, and she's 8!!

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

What a wonderful birthday! The bread from the Macaroni Grill looked so good -- I had forgotten about that.

Anonymous said...

Boy you all know how to whoop it up!

As someone who will eat M&M's for breakfast, I have to say that yes, chocolate is a food group ;)

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing with us. Looks like you had a busy and fun day!

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

Sounds like Grace had an enjoyable day...Happy 9th Birthday Grace!

Charree said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful day!

Laurie said...

It looks like Grace had a wonderful day ~ I love the cake with the cool candles!!
And the bread with the olive oil sounds sooo good!!

Melissa said...

Aww! I love the sisters necklaces.
Grace IS a little lady now! sigh. I bet she loves having her own special place to do her artwork :)
I am SO ready to book my tickets and get down there!

homespun living said...

That sounds like the most perfect birthday to me. Happy Birthday Grace!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry I missed her birthday! Please do tell her that I am so glad she had a happy birthday and wish for to feel the magic of her birthday all year through!!! :) Macaroni Grill is my absolute favorite restaurant, too! But, the closest one for us is almost two hours away! :( Have a great day!

theups said...

It sounds like y'all had a lovely day!!! It's amazing how quickly childrew grow up!!!

Happy late birthday, Grace!!

Mrs. U

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli what a wonderful birthday Grace had!! I'm so glad you shared it with us too. She got snow on her birthday!!! Wow!! I love her table & bullitin board also. Hey & I LOVE THAT BREAKFAST!!! Now there is a girl after my own heart!!!!

Carole Burant said...

Now that was a fun birthday indeed!! I so loved seeing how happy Grace looked in all the pictures:-) I can just imagine all the awesome art she will be creating on her new table!! Precious day for a precious girl:-) Hugs xox

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday to Grace! She is such a pretty girl! I love her hair! I love art too and will look forward to seeing her designs and drawings! I love the sister necklace and the porcelain doll is very nice. My daughter used to get one porcelain doll every year for her birthday and she ended up with a nice little collection! :) Macaroni Grill is one of our favorites too! Happy Birthday again! :)

dot said...

I'm glad Grace had a nice birthday. It sounds like it was a really fun day and to get snow too must have topped it off!

Lisa said...

Lovely birthday! *Smile*

Heather Anne said...

It looks like miss Grace was very well celebrated! Nine is such a wonderful age - they know so much, and are yet still willing to learn!I have a question about Grace's art table - it looks so practical! Does it tilt like a drafting table? It looks like ti might.

Marci said...

What a great day topped off with a dusting of snow. I am so glad she had a wonderful birthday.

Anita said...

It really sounds like a great birthday! The chain is a lovely present and I am sure your two girls will treasure it forever!