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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Preparations for the big day









This weekend was Victoria’s first birthday. This milestone was going to be celebrated with a small gathering of friends and family. But first there is the preparation. Now, our kids left the nest some time ago and I had forgotten some of the rituals that went with this kind of party. We had to decorate, make the birthday cake and the dreaded assemble the toys routine. I had promised myself that I would never buy something again that said: some assembly required. Clearly, I failed to take into account the parents plans.

Making the carrot cake involved me only as far as prepping the carrots. No Problem. Since mom had the forethought to get a bottle of helium, getting the balloons filled was also no problem. Then came the -easy to assemble- Little Tike Cozy Coup which was another matter. The instructions that came with it were nearly useless, but we were able to go to their web site and watch a step by step video .It was pretty good, as long as you turned the volume down on the music. Two hours later, it was done.

Now the preparations are complete, next phase-the celebration!

19 comments:

Sue and Doug said...

Happy birthday to Victoria!!..hard to believe it's been a year!!

Sue and Doug said...

Happy birthday to Victoria!!..hard to believe it's been a year!!

Sherry said...

Lucky you to be there for all of it. I remember being the mother of a one year old and doing the party. I think the party is actually for the adults not the child. Just like that first Christmas :-)

Sherry
www.directionofourdreams.blogspot.com

The Bandy's said...

I'm pretty sure you swore off assembly after Aleister's Red Baron Plane fiasco (which is still 90% in tact by the way) - haha.

Oh well, looks like it all worked out in the end. Can't wait to see some pictures of the birthday girl on the big day!

Jim and Sandie said...

Can't believe it's been a year. And she just gets cuter and cuter.

Gypsy said...

Victoria is a darling, and I'm sure everyone enjoyed celebrating with her.

meowmomma said...

Wow! A year already... time certainly flies by with them doesn't it? Can't wait for the celebration photo's!!! If that is the push version of the pink car, our twins had a blue and a pink, but we weren't involved in the construction!! They came from Mom and Dad and we gave the green Tykes wagon... pretty easy to attach the axles, tires and handle! Besides, Hubs did that!!!

John and Carol said...

Happy Birthday Victoria! It looks like a fun time is being planned for you.

Diana said...

It IS hard to believe it's been a year - time sure flies! Hope she likes football - her birthday may correspond to the Super Bowl on occasion...

E Squared and Mui said...

happy Birthday to Victoria ... how time flies; I remember reading about her birth like it was yesterday. Oh well ... the passage of time takes us that much closer to retirement :-)

Karen and Al said...

Happy birthday to little Victoria. I'd sure love a piece of that carrot cake about now!

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Victoria is a doll! I loved having birthday parties for the kids. It was so much fun seeing them have a great time. Glad all went well. Can you send me a piece of that delicious looking cake? ~wheresweaver

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Happy Birthday Victoria! Looks like you've got a cute, new, pink ride waiting for you :) Don't believe your grandpa. For you, he would have struggled 8 hours to put that thing together! :)

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Happy birthday Victoria!! Hope it was a fun day for you..

Laura said...

Sweet ride! What little girl wouldn't want a pink car!

Judy and Emma said...

I'm happy to see the preparations for the big day involved Victoria, and not the Super Bowl. :)

Sweet Meanderings said...

Happy Birthday to Victoria! She is adorable! Don't you just love those toys requiring just "some assembly." What we do for the grandkids! They are worth it though!
Candy

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Wow, that was a fast year! Happy Birthday to a lovely young lady!

Carol K said...

Happy 1st birthday to sweet Victoria!