Thursday, November 3, 2011

Celebrating Sierra

For the first time ever, I didn't plan a birthday party for one of my girls. And, it felt quite strange! But, we decided our Legoland getaway was a good celebration for Sierra, and that we would have a fun celebration day with the grandparents, as well. Since Sierra is really into horses these days, we started with a trip to the pumpkin patch; (specifically for pony rides!)

Sierra rode one horse named "Oats," and one named "Cookie Monster." Even today, Sierra was asking to go ride Cookie Monster. Despite being totally exhausted, she loved her pony rides!

Of course, the other girls had a blast, as well...

...Goat nibbles and all!!

Rootbeer floats and kettle corn... Yummy!!

Sierra chillin' with Grandma and Grandpa while the big girls...

... JUMPED! (And tried to flip!)

The vendor selling water also let us try some of his watermelon candy corn!

The U.S. Forest service was giving a demonstration on cutting trees. Daniel couldn't leave without paying them a visit. Both girls came home with a stamped piece of wood as their souvenir.

We couldn't keep Sierra awake in the car. Poor thing was out! But, that wasn't the end of her fun day.

Back at home, we made Sierra a birthday cake. I was so unprepared, and had a lone box of white cake mix in my cupboard. After playing around online, I found a recipe for turning white cake into peanut butter cake, and another place had a recipe for nutella frosting. So, that is what we did!

We also carved and painted our pumpkins! Allison carved Ariel, and Natalie painted a castle.

We ate dinner outside, enjoying the beautiful weather!

Finally, came presents. (Forgive the pictures; I apparently had the camera on a funky mode!)

Sierra loved her Barbie horse, and tried to ride it. The funny thing is, it didn't work too well. It would walk a few steps and then fall. But, that was Sierra's favorite part. She loved watching it fall!

The cake turned out ok... I wasn't a huge fan of the Nutella frosting. But, it was a great way to end a busy, fun day! Sierra... you are a precious gift to our family, and we are so in love with our little curly-haired 2-year-old!

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