So, for those of you who don't know yet, we met the Hart Family at the church that we are attending down here in Texas. The husband, Jayson, plays bass and sings with the worship team, and is a choir director at one of the middle schools here in town. His wife, Amanda, also sings with them, and is a teacher as well. Their daughter, Haley, is only one day younger than Gabrielle. AND, they tried to get pregnant with her for a while too. SO many fun things that we have in common with them!
Pictures of the decorations...
topped off with strawberry and chocolate frosting--yummy!
Delicious "Ladybug Treats" in pink and brown (although the colors look a little off in this picture). Peanut butter filling with a chocolate shell, and a Milk Dudd for the head. Another great idea from Kim Sommer--thanks again--they were a huge hit!
Not too long after we got to the Hart's house, Gabrielle found her diaper bag, and started carrying it around, as if she was ready to leave.
Gabrielle and Haley's party hats that each of us moms created. They turned out sooo cute that hopefully I can use it again for future birthdays, or even just let her play dress-up with it.
I can't believe it, but Gabi left her hat on long enough that we were able to get a pretty good picture.
Precious picture of friends.
Singing "Happy Birthday" to the two girls and keeping their little fingers away from the candles and out of the frosting (for a couple more minutes). Haley's dad, Jayson, is holding her cake on the opposite side of the picture. I think that it was one of the best sounding birthday songs with all the musicians who were in the room!
Gabrielle slowly trying to figure out how to eat the cake,
or mostly just trying to get all the frosting off.
An up-close picture of her messy hands when she was finished eating.
So, if I would describe Gabrielle's cake-eating as "dainty", I would probably go the to other end of the spectrum and call Haley's cake-eating as "devoured". She ate the whole thing, and as you can see in the pictures, she wasn't holding much back. Way to go! :)
Get it all in there, girl!
Yeah, all done, Haley!
Maddie is admiring the balloons...her dad, Josh, also plays bass with the worship team, and her mom, Alison, also sings. Wow--so many fun people that we have met down here already.
Gabrielle at a loss for words with everything going on.
Guess we'll have to get her one too.
Last picture before we headed home for a nap.