Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nine! in '09

She went against our wishes and did it anyway.

Mary Kate went ahead and turned nine yesterday. Hard for us to believe!

Her cake request for this year was:
"A volcano cake with tropical flowers."

An early AM trip to the pool.
Sweet potato waffles with strawberries and whipped cream for breakfast.

The beautiful newspaper drapery behind her is hiding her cake.

Friends over for cake and ice cream.

The kids ate the "lava" while we were serving up the cake.

Eating lava

The fam

(I can't wait for it to cool off so we can wear our hair down again...)

Ah, a lengthy childhood birthday...
started off with the neighborhood gathering last weekend,
celebrated her "real" birthday yesterday,
and tomorrow Joe is off work, so we'll all go do something fun.

Everyone should have Polish (extended) birthdays...
oh yes, and a Calvin shot to end the day on a good note!


BrasherGirl said...

What a beautiful cake... you put the rest of us to shame!


mrs boo radley said...

You do birthdays so well! I love the newspaper hiding the cake. Sweet potato waffles sound divine.

I turned nine in '90! Kinda the same, but different. I looked a lot like MK at that time too.

CJ Brannon said...

Looks like a great birthday! Laura, fabulous job on the cake! Happy Birthday Mary Kate!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Mary Kate!
Looks like it was fun! When are you and your family coming to St. Louis for a visit. Lots to see/do here.

Have a great vacation!

Great Aunt Mayno

Kristin said...

You out-do yourself every birthday, Laura! And what a creative cake idea from MK! Happy Belated to her.

Have you ever watched "Cake Boss"? I love that show; I just happened upon it because I love TLC, but I bet you could have a better appreciation for his creations than I ever could. :)