Friday, April 16, 2010

Monkey Pants turns 3

Today is my little lady's b-day. I cannot believe that she is 3. It blows my mind.

We had the fam over for her birthday party last Sunday. Last year I decorated how I wanted because I figured it was my last year to make the decision myself without Marlie's input. And boy was I was right. This year Marlie requested a princess party, Sleeping Beauty to be exact. So on Sunday I found myself crafting a cake that I would have previously never been caught dead making.

Please meet Aurora....



Isn't she lovely? Well, Marlie thought so anyway. Here she is admiring her. It was love at first site. And then she lovingly blew out her dress when we lit it on fire.



Shane asked if we were having a bachelor party or a birthday party since he thought she looked a little more like a lady jumping out of cake than a princess. Whatever.

She was pretty tasty...



Today was a have fun with Monkey Pants day instead of my normal Friday work day since I just couldn't bear the thought of not spending her b-day with her. We went to Purina Farms for the first time. It was a little rough at first when the activities included getting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, Marlie rubbing sunscreen in her eye, and waiting in line for 20 minutes to milk a cow only to freak out when actually confronted with pulling on a teet. But then there was an awesome dog show and it salvaged our visit. I am not a dog person, but dogs flying through the air to the tune of C&C Music Factory, now that is cool.



My sunglasses helped with the sunscreen eye.

Marlie requested Steak N Shake for lunch and I aim to please. We sat and ate, and chatted and laughed. I watched her and thought about how blessed I am to have such a sweet little girl with such a spunky personality.





A pretty fun b-day I think. Marlie was all wound up at nap time so I laid down with her for a while. As she was falling asleep with her nose touching mine she whispered... "I love you mom. I love the dog show."

Happy Birthday Monkey Pants! I love you to pieces.

14 comments:

Nicole said...

Wow. That B-day cake is amazing. I think I see another profession in your future, Erin:)

Happy B-Day Marlie!

Katie said...

Happy birthday, Monkey Pants!!!

Emily said...

She is a doll!

JenHahn said...

I know 4 moms who have tried the barbie in the cake thing lately and yours was the only one that worked! Well done! Happy Birthday Marlie (our sweet girl!)

Ada Moore said...

happy birthday Marlie! you are as cute as your mama!!

susie said...

Happy, happy Bday to Miss Marlie. Your cake is beautiful (we could go into business together). It reminded me of my childhood. My mom's friend used to make doll cakes and I thought they were the BEST!
Seriously -- your is awesome - very impressive. Give your little sweetheart a big hug from the Galls. Love you guys.

susie said...

I forgot to say I love your pictures of Miss Marlie - I had to share your blog with Jeff and we oohed and aahed over all of them.

E. Duggin said...

Happy B-Day MARLIE! You melt all of our hearts:)

Nonny said...

Oh, sweet Marlie---3 years old and so fun, so smart and so much like your mama was at 3. Love you more than anything! XXXXOOOO

Lindsey P. said...

Happy Birthday! What sweet pictures!

Armstrong's said...

3 sound so grown up :). Love her adorable braids. Happy Birthday!

PS Jimmy was actually laughing out loud as he read your post last night- quoting the Shane comment and your comment about flying dogs :).

Nikki said...

Erin, your little girl is doll! Great birthday cake too. Seriously, you did that? You have many talents, old pal. :)

Lisa Sweeney said...

Happy Birthday to Marlie! She is seriously SO cute Erin:) You should be very proud!!! Great job on the cake as well!

Anonymous said...

That cake is soo cool! Did you make it? If so, Great Job!!

- Megan Maher