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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday Celebration...Part 1!

Gloria is turning 9!
Not until next Sunday.
But next Sunday there is some big football game on or something like that???

So we were going to celebrate on Saturday, the fourth of February.

But then she went and won the science fair at her school.
Which means that she goes on to the regional science fair, held at the local university.
And that?  Just happens to be on February 4th.
All day.

Which led us to "Plan C" and a party yesterday.
Choir school threw me a slight curve ball, but we worked around that.
Because honestly?
I didn't have it in me to come up with a "Plan D."

So yesterday we celebrated.
A few friends, some good food, and in Gloria's words, "It was a most perfect party."

And then she informed me that just 366 days after next Sunday she would be turning double digits.
But I have 366 days plus a week to ignore that fact, right?

Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting--the birthday girl's request

Nine candles makes a lot of smoke...and it's hard to blow them all out in one breath!

Who doesn't like getting new clothes?

Chocolate?  Surely that was supposed to be for Momma!
She even took it to bed with her last night so I couldn't swipe it!

Dreaming of her Tigers?

Sunday Snapshot


funks said...

Looks like she had a wonderful birthday!

Martha @ Berrybliz said...

Awww! Happy Birthday, Gloria!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Gloria! Your daughter is beautiful! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog photos! Appreciate you stopping by ! Enjoyed reading your blog!

Ben and Julie said...

Looks like the cat had a good time too!

KandK said...

Oooooooo, how precious! Looks like everyone had lots of fun!!

Great photo's!

God Bless,

Stefanie said...

Happy Birthday, Gloria!
And great job, mom, on coming up with a way to celebrate AND do all those other fun things next weekend :)

Sennie said...

Gloria is so beautiful! Happy Birthday early & yay on the science fair!! Congrats<3
Looks like a successful party!

withgratefulhearts said...

Well, Happy birthday to beautiful Miss Gloria. My Gracie is nine too.