Sunday, October 30, 2011

Birthday Treats

I'm planning to drag the birthday posts out for as loooong as possible, if you haven't noticed!  :)

We asked Caleb's girlfriend, Heather, :) to take pictures at Abby's party.  I didn't want to stress myself out taking pictures (or worse, NOT take pictures!), and I don't like asking party-goers to take them when they're there to have fun too.  We think she did a fabulous job and got the pictures back in just a week!  I hear she's available... :) 

Heather took a lot of pictures of the treats we had, so I figured I'd share them with you! 

My awesome sister made the cupcakes using a Georgetown Cupcake icing recipe.  She even learned how to put a chocolate filling inside to make them extra fancy! 
These were a true "labor of love."  Thank you for all of your hard work, Amy!!

Abby can't eat cake, but she can eat frosting.  Solution:  a cake made entirely of icing!  Sammi, who has made cakes for us in the past, made this beautiful icing cake for Abby to dig her fingers into...and dig she did!

We had a variety of cheesecakes, cookies, cream puffs, and chocolate eclairs

And I made heart-shaped cookies for the favors with a tag that said, "All You Need is Love."  The back explained that a donation was made to the Ronald McDonald House.  I think that most families would agree that a donation to a worthwhile organization is a better party favor than some dollar store toys that will be under the couch in a few hours.  :)

By the way:  Thanks to the generosity of our friends and family, almost $500 was raised for the Ronald McDonald House!!  What better way to say Happy Birthday to Abby than to donate to such a wonderful organization that has done so much for our family?!

1 comment:

j.freeman said...

Wow she is beautiful and she is growing so fast! If you are ever close to Mt. Washington we would love to see her. Her old case manager misses her :)