Monday, April 12, 2010

Double Digits!

How is it possible

that my baby girl

is TEN?!?!

We had a LOVELY family day.
Breakfast in bed.
"Doubles" basket.
Beautiful weather.
Playing with Scout outside.
Wii and Webkinz.
"Hotel for Dogs" movie.
Thoughtful Presents.
All-you-can-eat sushi.
Calls from grandparents.
Cookie dough "cake."

I'm so excited that I came up with this clever idea:
A "doubles basket" to celebrate DOUBLE DIGITS!

See the picture above--everything is either "double" or "two" . . .
Double-Stuffed Oreos,
Double Fudge Ice Cream
Double Bubble,
2-Pack of Pens,
Double Dutch,
2-Piece PJ set,
Double Daring Book for Girls,
Double Fudge,
2-Pack of Playing Cards,
and more!

Here are Thing 1 and Thing 2 getting ready to open presents.

One would think we stage these pictures.
One would be mistaken.
We are SO grateful that these two are best friends.
Thing 2 got his sister some new Yu-Gi-Oh cards
and was bursting at the seams to see her reaction.
They are so sweet!

Grandma made this BEAUTIFUL (and SOFT!) cozy quilt.
Thing 1 loves it and has been snuggling with it
practically nonstop (including bedtime!).
The blanket is SO very her.

Two Seasons of Little House on the Prairie on DVD
from Vavó.

And a Baby Penguin Webkinz from Mommy and Daddy.

Happy Birthday, Thing 1!!
We LOVE you!


bythelbs said...

Happy birthday Thing 1! I'm so jealous of the Little House DVDs. SOOOO jealous!

Lindsay said...

WOW!!! That is crazy! She is too cute. What a fun idea with the double digits. Don't be upset when you see a repeat at Ada's tenth! Ha.

Jillo said...

Happy birthday cute girl! Looks like a good one with all your loot. Loving the doubles basket. We have a double coming up next week. What all did you put in it?

jenny said...

Happy Birthday Kate! Wow ten is so grown up! Looks like she had a fun day. I love how Vivian's blanket turned out- so snuggly :)

Dr. Mark said...

What a great birthday! I'm still stuffed from all the sushi!

Jimmy said...

Happy Birthday! Cookie dough cake sounds so good right now.

Shawn said...

Happy Birthday! Between your thing's birthday and our pickle's birthday, we should have a combined party. Not like I've ever needed an excuse for a party before . . .

Mom said...

I love the double digits basket idea. You have always had super clever ideas for birthdays. Her smile from ear to ear in each pictures tells me she had a great day.

April (Thorup) Oaks said...

Happy Birthday Thing 1! You are amazing. You deserve the best. I'm so glad you were born into such an amazing family. Your parents are awesome.

the emily said...

She looks so grown up in that last picture. I love your double basket idea, like LOOOVE that idea. So clever. I love that blanket too. What a fun birthday!

Robynne said...

I hope she had a great birthday! What fun ideas!!! :)

kristenhcubed said...

Time flies, doesn't it! Happy Birthday, K. I love the doubles basket idea. Very clever!

Swawa said...

Oh my gosh! You guys are so creative! And I know I'm pretty late, but, Happy Birthday Kate!

The Magic Violinist said...

Thanks everyone! I had a great time! And I loved that we found a cheap all-you-can-eat sushi place! YUM!

J Fo said...

She's 10!!!!! Crazy. Looks like a special day. The doubles basket is genius. You should copyright the idea because I think that most of us are going to steal it from you. You could be rich off it! ;)

Boquinha said...

Thanks, all. I'd be flattered to see you all copy the idea!

Click on the picture to make it big -- you can see everything in it . . . Doublemint gum, Double Bubble, Double Fudge Ice Cream, Double Dutch, Twix, Double Fudge (book), etc.