Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's a Mystery......party, that is!

Well, more accurately a Detective Party, but either way it was fun!

What am I talking about, you ask?

Well, despite all the missed sleep, constant feedings, and general hubbub that surround a new baby in the house, another important event has occurred.

Miss E turned 8 years old on Feb. 1 and we celebrated the day prior (since it was a Saturday) and had a little family birthday fun.

Miss E formed her own detective agency awhile back and at times goes about recruiting new members amongst her family and friends.

So, what better for a sweet sleuth than a detective party!

Here's her cake - each "clue" had a riddle that she had to solve - when she figured it out, it led her to the location of her presents. This was a lot of fun to watch as the lightbulb came on and she dashed off to see if she was right in her guess at the clue. And yes, a little trail of siblings followed her every move - it was so sweet to watch them all run off together and come back to the cake to watch her open the present and then solve the next clue.

The cake...

Blowing out the candles...

Reading a clue....

Her cake was chocolate (triple chocolate fudge, to be exact) with strawberry frosting per her request.

Where does the time go? 8 years ago we welcomed our first little one into the world and now she's 8 and we have another brand new baby. Miss E is a wonderful blessing to us - she is incredibly bright, has a wonderful imagination, enjoys reading more than just about anything, draws and creates things all the time. She is a beautiful young girl and we are so proud of her.

Happy Birthday Miss E!

What's in the box Miss E? Everyone's curious!

Ahhh, a game that's very appropriate for the detective!

Happy Birthday!


W. Latane Barton said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Miss E. Your party sounds and looks like fun. Wishing you the best life has to offer.

Lepidoptera said...

Cute pictures and a cute idea. I was telling the children about it and giving them clues to let them know what Miss E's clues might have been if she lived at our house. ;-) Maybe there will be a detective party in our future too. Who knows?

Lok said...

That is the cutest idea for a cake/party that I have seen in a long, long time!!! So adorable!!!

The Tile Lady said...

Happy Birthday Miss E!!!