Isabelle's birthday party celebration was yesterday and since we have some family out of town who couldn't join us, I thought it would be nice to show a few pics of the party!
Here is a picture of the cupcakes! These are the Martha Stewart cupcakes I mentioned when I said I would be baking something new each week! They turned out pretty well. The vanilla cupcakes were pretty rich and dense, not light and fluffy. Not quite sure if that was the recipe (which had 2 1/2 sticks of butter plus 2 cups of buttermilk) or my baking inexperience.
I wanted a Yo Gabba theme so I made the cupcake toppers to be all five of the characters. Gabba cupcake toppers on the internet are not particularly cheap, so I made my own!
The birthday girl opened lots of great presents! She got a great pair of black boots from Grandma Kathy and the moment she saw them she took off her other NEW shoes to put on the boots. It was pretty funny.
Notice the beautiful, shiny, silver shoe that she discarded!
The favorite gift of the afternoon was the apron, chef's hat, and grocery store cart full of groceries from Aunt Buh-Buh, Uncle Scott, Josh, Cait and Lauren. She went crazy over the play eggs and it took quite awhile to get her to finish opening her presents because she wanted to play with the plastic eggs.
I realize this picture is not the greatest, but taking a picture of her was pretty difficult by this point. This is the only picture we have of her standing up in her apron! Somehow we didn't get any of her playing with the eggs! Of course she was running all over the house and not really in the mood for posing for pictures.
She got some great new clothes, books, bath toys and regular toys. I don't think she is running out of things to do anytime soon.
By the end of the night, she was pretty tired, but not too tired to take one last spin on her new sit and spin toy from Grandma Kathy!
We are so thankful for the many friends and family that could celebrate with us. I know Isabelle had a great day! Now to start thinking about Molly's birthday which is less than five months away!