Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Almost 10 yr old, The Owl & a Party

See this Owl?

It's Hedwig from the Harry Potter books. Marissa's pretty obsessed with both the books & the owl.

When I was thinking about her birthday cake, I mentioned making an owl cake & right away she specified that it had to be a white owl like Hedwig.

She's demanding a bit.
She's also lucky I love her.

I sketched something out that I thought was do-able & showed it to her. She had ideas that seemed very elaborate & I figured it would be a good idea to wait until she went to bed to start the cake.

Like I said, she's demanding.
And opinionated.
Did I mention I love her?

The cake came together much easier than I anticipated it would, considering I freehanded the whole thing.

I'm pretty happy about.
She is too.
I love that girl.
Everyone was excited about their blue tongues after eating the cake.

I made a card for her in record time. Seriously about 10 mins--the fastest card I've ever made. And some pieces were scraps just lying on my desk. I think what made the card come together so fast was the fact that I made it to match the cake. Didn't plan on it, it just happened. I just hope she doesn't mind that the owl is not white like Hedwig.

Did I mention she's a nit picker about details?

We had a simple party with family & friends over to celebrate. She got a lot of nice gifts. Since she is such a big reader (& we're running out of room around here) we got her a Kindle. This will be perfect for vacation since she tends to load up on the books she takes with her.

She was thrilled.
We were happy.
And "Owl" always love her!


byondbzr said...

The cake turned out AWESOME!

Mz-Cellaneous said...

Happy birthday! I LOVE owls.. she's a smart girl ;)

Staci said...

You did a fantastic job on the cake and the card! Happy birthday to your DD!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Marissa! You are a very lovely young lady! And your mom did a wonderful job on your birthday cake and card! I can tell she loves you very much!:-)

Have fun with your Kindle!

Sara Bell said...

Happy Birthday to Marissa.
I just happened across your page and I'm in love with it! I love your heading and the slide, and I love your creativity! It makes me want to create something!
Maybe tomorrow...

Anonymous said...

That cake is great! I love it! She looks like a happy girl!