Monday, September 29, 2008
It's been a big week at the Nilsen House. Our biggest girl hit SIX, our smallest girl started crawling (instead of dragging herself across the hardwood like a brave wounded soldier), and our little Big Boy tried out a two-wheeler for the first time.
The party was so successful the present opening had to happen after the guests went home, but ohhhhhhhh, do Cecilie's friends know what she loves!A gorgeous pink & purple tutu from Ellie (and her extremely talented designer-of-the-tutu mom), and here you have Cecilie opening a fancy pink satin cape from Lauren.
Cecilie's heart's desire was to have a real Dessert Table, with every dessert she could think of. To wit: a chocolate cake, a Norwegian cream cake, a pumpkin pie, sugar cookies, almond macaroons, molasses cookies, brownies, and (of course) the Scarecrow Cupcakes
tried to sit on top of them!
After 3 days and 3 inches of rain, the Harvest Festival Birthday was almost RAINED OUT. But after our first few calls to cancel were met with 'What!?!? We still wanna come!' Cecilie made the executive decision to move the party indoors. Cue banners, flags, corn stalks & haybales inside, along with all 36 guests. Yikes!Kirsten is particularly proud of these pumpkins. Offers of art school scholarships on a postcard, please...
Since Cecilie's 'real' birthday (Sept. 23) fell on a school day, we invited the other 7 kids in her class to a picnic at the playground. Mommy forgot to bring playclothes for our girl, but a few cupcakes and a juice box & all is forgiven. This was also Farmor's first day in the US!
One of our "stations" was Buzzards Rock, we found the rock but couldn't see any buzzardsEvery once in a while you come across a branch that's good for Monkey Swinging. This means Daddy pulls the sapling down to your height, you hang on for dear life and he lets go. And we wonder how we earned the rep as Danger Family...