Sunday, September 14, 2008

Aubrey's birthday celebration

For Aubrey's birthday, we had dinner at a restaurant of her choice and a family party at home. We have decided to alternate years with kid parties/family parties to alleviate stress and save money. Also, its what my family did and I remember loving the kid parties just as much as our more intimate family parties. Lots of memories from both! And I'm really glad this year was a family party year since the timing of the surgery and everything. So, Aubrey picked Chili's(we all love Chili's!) and we told the staff it was her birthday so they sang to her and brought her a milkshake. She was a teensy embarassed to have the whole restaurant looking at her and clapping while the staff busted out a birthday song, but she didn't mind once they gave her the free shake:) Heres the fam at Chili's that night...


At home, we had decorated the kitchen with "Camp Rock" stuff and surprised her with it. She really liked that. We even played some rockin Camp Rock tunes. Joey had picked up a cookies n cream icecream cake and it was delish!


Aubrey walking into the kitchen


Heres Ella jammin to the music


Happy Birthday to you!
Time to blow out the candles! She blew out all 7 at once. Hope your wish comes true, Aubrey!


Ella digging in


Cali dug way inTime for presents. She opened her presents from Ella, her Grandma & Grandpa, her Nana & Tata, and me and Joey.
Ella had made her a beautiful card
Thanks Ella!
A Diamond Castle Barbie!
Hullabaloo!
A groovy girls doll and pony!
Joey and I bought her a digital camera. At first, we bought her a kids camera, but it was junk(super slow and took cruddy pics), so we went back to the store and got her a real camera that was actually the same price as the kid camera and its even pink! She loves it.

I think this was her favorite present-and it didn't cost us a dime! Her very own blog! (perfect to go with her new camera) I set up a blog for her that day and told her she could do it all herself. She has posted one post so far, but has many more up her sleeve:)I've sent a lot of invites out(its a private blog) but if I haven't sent you one and you'd like to be a reader, let me know and give me your email address.
This was her face when she realized what was on the computer screen...priceless:)
A very happy blogger
I hope you enjoyed your birthday Aubrey! We still plan on taking you guys somewhere fun this week, so don't worry! Bowling, skating, whatever you want!

14 comments:

devri said...

Hb girl.. Very own blog, I want an invite, for your birthday, I want to design your very own layout, what do you like? Hanna, Jonas Bros, high school musical 3.. let me know, or princess, or what do you want comment on my blog and I will do it tonight or tommorow... I want in too...

-Melissa- said...

Looks like a fun birthday celebration! I'm glad you had a good day.

Grammy Staffy said...

What a great birthday for a great little gal. Good job mama....you are a sweetheart and take such good care of your family

the duchess said...

Happy Birthday, Aubrey!

h: If the blog was such a hit you should've stopped there and saved a few bucks. Haha...I'm so bad.

Patty said...

I love you Aubrey and I'm glad you had a great time on your 7th birthday!
Love,
Grandma

Jan said...

Fun times! Love seeing the family celebrating together and especially seeing Aubrey's happy face. What a wonderful day for her.

hoLLy said...

duchess: we saved the blog for last. but you are right, we should've done it first and forgotten all the rest! :)

ACDC2005 said...

Looks like a fun party and ice cream cakes are always yummy! I'd love to read what Aubrey has to say in that mind of hers. cowansrus@gmail.com I hope you are doing well after the surgery!

Rebecca said...

aww.. looks like fun!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Aubrey. Was that table dancing I saw????

Marie said...

I just adore your family HOlly! Loved all these pictures. It looks like Aubrey had a wonderful birthday!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday Miss Aubrey!!! What a fun birthday for that cute girl. And we are the same way about birthdays for our kids--the stress has to alternate every other year for me!!! :)That is so cute she is so excited to blog. I bet she will become a pro in no time :)

Tiburon said...

Happy Happy Birthday Aubrey! I hope she had a super fantastic day! :)

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Great pictures looks like a great time was had by the most special birthday girl in the world. Glad to see all the happy smiles and the special efforts moms put forth for this happy day. Happy Birthday gorgeous Aubrey. love nana