Morgan turned 9 on January 27th! (Also, Happy birthday to my dad who Morgan shares her special day with!) This year she knew exactly what she wanted her cake to be--a Penguin! I just adapted Ian's Owl cake from his last birthday to be a penguin. I think it turned out mighty cute! She loved it. I am sad to say that I forgot to freeze the cake pieces before I started decorating, so it started leaning. I noticed it and quickly put it in the fridge to try and prevent any further damage--it didn't work. When I began dinner I opened the fridge to find that the bottom layer had crumbled under the weight of the cake and the penguin had tipped over backwards. :( We were sad, but when it came time for cake and ice cream, I tipped it back up, we sang and did candles and it was delicious just the same. :)
When we opened presents, the kids had a little assembly line going to get the presents to Morgan.
Morgan has wanted a poncho for a while now, and she recieved a pattern to make one for Christmas. I made her a turquoise poncho with hot pink as she requested--she did not know I was doing this. The squeal we got when she opened the box said it all! She was all grins!
Happy 9th Birthday our sweet girl! You are such a good helper and remind me of myself when I was your age. :) We love you so much!!