Monday, October 05, 2009

Our Sophstar is 3!!

Sophie Jo turned 3 years old yesterday!  (I have a 3-year old--crazy!)  The partying started on Thursday and lasted all weekend long, just as birthdays should. :)

Sophie requested a My Little Pony theme for her party.  I decided to try my hand at my first tiered cake and thought the 2-layered pony cake turned out alright.

It definitely wasn't perfect, but Sophie liked it, and that's all that mattered.

Sophie has a "twin" named Kate and her mom Shannon and I decided to do a joint party for them with their friends.  We had about 15 kids and their mommas come and had a great time.  We started it off with a game like musical chairs called "Pass the Pony".  Sophie didn't want to get out when it was her turn to.  "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to" went through my head more than once during the party, but all in all she was a good sport and had a lot of fun.

These are some of the friends who came to celebrate with us.

Sophie and Kate got to wear these cute crowns that Shannon made them to blow out their candles.  Then we dove in and ate up that bottom layer pretty quickly.  I kept the top layer for her to have to blow out candles on her actual birthday.

Sophie dreamed and talked about breaking open this pinata for the entire week leading up to the party.  She gave it several good whacks but it didn't budge.  In the end, nobody was able to bust it open and we had to pull the strings on the bottom.  They sure make them impenetrable these days.

Avery spent the majority of the party wandering around with the helium balloons trailing behind her.  She's such a sweet, funny little girl!

Sophie was given so many ponies for her birthday!  She definitely has a plethora of them now.  This largest one was from her Gramma Jensen.  Thanks, Bob!

Here are my girls in their matching outfits.  Avery's pants look like bell-bottoms and we call her our Flower Child when she wears them.

Our gift to Sophie was this Disney Princess kitchen.  She and Avery both have loved playing with it and have used the fake food that she also got for her birthday to make me and Joseph meal after dessert after meal to eat.

Sophie loves her daddy and she loves apples.  So you can see why this is one contented girl right here.

I just think this is such a cute picture.

We sang once again to Sophie for her family party and she thought long and hard about a wish before blowing out her 3 candles.  It was very cute.

We sure love this Sophie Girl!  She brings our family so much laughter and joy and we're so glad she made us parents 3 years ago!  Happy Birthday, Sophstar!


Holly or James said...

I knew I could find a cool picture of the cake you made. What's the story with fondant? Can you make it? Do you buy it? I'm thinking about making some cool cupcakes for Halloween that use it and wondered if it's worth the work.

shelly said...

Happy Birthday Sophie! We considered that name, too, but my cousin used it and Eric is stuck on Avery and vetoes everything else. But that's fine because I love Avery, too! Oh, the cake is awesome!

Melanie said...

What the heck? You made that cake! WOW! Loved that you had a friend party for her (we had one for Paige, too!) and I love that she got a kitchen! (Paige got one too!) HA!

Girls are darling...

Poppy said...

Wow! 3 years...she was still cookin' when we first met! Crazy how time is just running along. Happy birthday to that little cutie!

We are actually living in Rio Rancho which is just north of ABQ, so your cousin is in a different stake. I will ask our elders if they know her. As far as sisters out here, I think the only ones that we have in our stake are spanish-speaking. I would be happy to find her, though, if there are any special things that you or your family would like to do for her. That would be lots of fun!

Annie said...

great job becky! cake looks awesome, and don't you love how they love the cake no matter what? all i ever see are the flaws i've made : )
glad it was a great party. miss you guys.

m said...

Thanks so much for posting all those pictures. Love them all! You guys are such terrific parents
to those two little darlings.
Love you!

Alan and Jeni said...

Wow! Already 3?! Time flies. She is so cute!!! We sure miss you guys. I think you should take a Nauvoo trip so we can see you again. :) Oh, and way to go on the cake! Who knew that your cake decorating class would lead to this?

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday Sophie! I can't believe how fast your little ones are growing up! (Very impressive cake, by the way.)

Ashley said...

Great job on the cake! I'm impressed!

Harrison's said...

What a fun weekend and a darling birthday girl. And of course your cake turned out amazing!!

Emily Widdison said...

are you serious? It feels like just yesterday you were strolling over your little baby girl for activity days. wow, time flies! I love your recent family photos...beautiful family!! great job on the cake! you are so talented!