Monday, February 9, 2009

Maggie & Me: Our shared birthday!

Our family always tries to get together to celebrate each others birthdays-especially for the little ones'. My parents usually host a little party and have dinner and cake but, being they are in Germany, they couldn't do that this year. Rich and I decided that we'd like to do a little something for my niece, Maggie, and my birthdays this past Saturday to keep up with our tradition. (Maggie and I actually share the same birthday-February 8th.)

For dinner, we had ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, beer bread and a veggie tray. I was worried about the ham. I had only made it once before and that was several years ago. It was super easy and turned out great, though! The cake was a yellow cake with chocolate frosting-one of my many favorite cakes :-) I felt funny putting my own name on the cake, but Rich came up with putting 'Happy Birthday Maggie & Me'. I thought it sounded really cute and was going to do it, but after I got the 'Happy Birthday Maggie' on there, I decided '& Me' wasn't going to fit.

Both my grandpas were able to come. Rich just had to go pick them up and drop them off again. They are 91 and 81 and neither of them drive much anymore. My sister, Katie, and her boyfriend were also here along with my brother, Mike, and is girls, Eme and Maggie. It turned out to be a great little birthday party and I think everyone had a nice time. Check out the little slideshow I put together:

(I tried a couple times to get the one picture to rotate, but the site was giving me a hard time and I gave up.)


KittsKrafts said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like it turned out well. :-)

Felicia said...

Yes.. Happy Birthday!! Looks like a blast!

Kristie said...

Thank you, Felicia and KittsKrafts, for the birthday wishes! I did have a wonderful birthday! :-)

Alexia said...

Happy birthday! That cake is super cute!

Cascia said...

Looks like fun! I hope you had a great birthday. Your niece is cute.

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