You know, Chloe was pretty spoiled this year. I don't know anybody who gets three birthday cakes, do you?
We were at my parents' house on her actual birthday, so my dad went and got a cake for her. Joel's sister and her kids came over for a bit and Chloe was thrilled to be able to celebrate with her cousins. We sang, she blew and cake was eaten.
Later that afternoon we headed down to Cedar City for the next few days. We would be staying with another set of cousins, and naturally, Chloe wanted to celebrate with them, too. So we picked up an ice cream cake at Dairy Queen. No candles and no blowing this time, but there was definitely much singing and eating.
And of course, she had to have a birthday party with all of her Michigan friends when we came home. We did that this past Saturday and she had a Littlest Pet Shop theme. I made her this cake, and while I'm not the goddess of cake decorating by a long stretch, it did taste good. (So I hear.)
Chloe also got her ears pierced for her birthday. We actually did it the day before her birthday while we were in Utah, because that's when we actually had time.
She was so excited, she couldn't stop smiling. (Man was her experience different than her sister's!)
They gave her a teddy bear to hold, because this teddy had had her ears pierced lots of times and knew just how Chloe felt. She didn't think she needed it, but once that first earring went in, the smile was gone, so it's a good thing the teddy bear was there to help out after all.
No worries, though! The smiles weren't gone for long. Chloe was thrilled to see her brand-new March birthstone earrings right in her ears.
Later that night we took the kids to Disney on Ice in Salt Lake with my parents and my brother and his wife. More on that later, but it's pretty safe to say that Chloe had the best birthday ever this year!
She'd better appreciate it, because she's only getting one cake next year.