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Monday, July 8, 2013

evie's first sparkler


party time! 
this fourth of july was quite different from last year's. evie was just seven months old last year, and she fell asleep at 6:30 on the dot every night. jeff and i were stuck at home, on the front porch of our tiny dead-end street hoping to catch a glimpse of a fireworks display in the distance (we didn't), slaves to our daughter's sleep schedule. this year, evie's a much older and more sophisticated 18-month-old who stays up until—get this!—7:30pm, so we got to enjoy a big barbecue dinner with friends and sparklers before the sun went down. since last year, we've learned the value of putting evie to sleep in the portable pack-n-play (at friends' houses or wherever) so we can stay up late and party—or watch an awesome fireworks show. that pack-n-play and white noise machine of ours are genius.


besides the giant fireworks display directly overhead, one of the night's highlights was this six-layer ombre cake. it was creative, pretty and delicious. i may or may not have had two very large pieces.



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  1. that cake looks like so much fun! and yay for being late nighters, out till 7:30, consider me impressed!

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  2. You are brave to let Evie hold the sparkler! Aubrey's 2.5 and I haven't let her do that yey even with supervision :)

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  3. Ah, love how big her eyes got when it was lit. :D
    The cakes looks so yummy.

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  4. First sparkler! What a huge accomplishment, hold onto those little moments <3

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  5. You did the 4th so right! Sparklers, festive cakes, festive food- the whole bit! You rock! Beautiful pics:)

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  6. Love the pics! Our girls go to bed at 7 so we missed the fireworks too this year...hoping they will make it next year since they will be 2 1/2!!

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  7. omg that cake is seriously impressive!!! Evie is so darn adorable and how brave she is to hold the sparkler!!

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  8. That cake is awesome!!! I love it. Your daughter is a doll baby. Glad you had a great fourth. Love your pictures. Take care,

    Shauna :)

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  9. oh god that cake looks so good!

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