Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Celebrating Sarah


Yesterday was Sarah's 11th birthday! We had a very fun day celebrating HER!

She woke up to a table-full of gifts...


...including some cute, silky pjs and some skinny jeans from Cissy. (Sorry I didn't get a pic of the jeans, Mom. They're very cute on her though.)

And some black, All-Star Converse. 



We were in Arkansas last summer on her birthday and she missed out on having a friend party. We don't have one every year but this year it was important to Sarah, so she invited some friends to go with her to the bead shop and make a necklace and earrings--they all turned out SO cute! I loved listening to them talk and giggle while they worked.

After the creative fun, we came back to our house for presents, pizza, and CAKE! 

Sarah requested an ice cream cake. I got this recipe from my neighbor last week and it was delicious!!!

A surprise gift from mom and dad...which was exactly what she wanted...a black EnV2 (which sent her daddy on a quest to several Verizon stores in Co Springs). 

Last night when I was tucking Sarah in bed, she gave me a BIG hug and said, "Thanks for making my birthday incredible, Mom." Those words meant more to me than all the money in the world. You're welcome, sweet-smiley-sunshiny-Sarah. I LOVE you!

23 comments:

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Looks like one fabulous birthday! I can't believe she's that big!

I did get a kick out of the juice boxes at the bead place juxtaposed with a shiny new big-girl cell phone.

So cute.

Cathy said...

So sweet!
You rock Mom!
Happy Birthday Sarah!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Looks like it was a super fun day! :) Happy Birthday to the big 11 year old!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah!!

Carpoolqueen said...

She is just beautiful, friend! You are blessed to have such a thoughtful daughter (and to get to indulge in all things girly every once in a while).

And a new phone?

*squeal*

Tracey said...

I love the plate and the cake! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Lauren Kelly said...

Awww, those words at the end probably made it feel like it was your birthday :)

Gretchen said...

Teary, friend. Beautiful day for her and for you. Aren't we so blessed?

Emily said...

That cake looks amazing!!

Happy Birthday to Sarah!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah! We'll soon be celebrating 11 in my house, too.

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah!

Looks like you guys had a blast. And I'm giddy about the new cell phone!!!

whimzie said...

I am so glad (for both of you) that Sarah got to have the birthday she'd been planning! What a sunshiney smile she has!

Kellie said...

It looks like it was an awesome day! And she got some great presents!

Happy birthday sweet girl!

Jacquie said...

The cake looks fabulous!! Your perfect penmanship is evident, even on baked goods. Ha!

Sweet spoken words from your young'ens make so many things worth while. They come more frequently as they age, too!!

Lemonade Girl said...

What a sweet blessing she is! They are so sweet and they grow up so quickly. I look forward to having girly parties in my future, but will savor today, too.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

That smile says it all.

Betsy said...

Awww...that sounds like a wonderful birthday! She must be such a joy and ray of sunshine in your life. :)

What is an EnV2?? Is that a phone?

Rosey Pollen said...

What a sweet day for a sweet girl!
You are lucky!
Rosey

Deena said...

What a fun day for a sweet girl! Glad you all had a blessed day. She is such a cutie. I know you are proud of her.

Robin said...

She is so cute and what a great day and memories for you all. That smile is so precious.

Amber said...

What an incredible birthday for an incredible girl!!

Seriously? Eleven? It can't be true.

leigh said...

Happy Birthday to Sarah! Girls rock!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Looks like Sarah had a great day!

Can you tell me again where you got the plate...LOVE it!