Monday, July 12, 2010

Bean's Birthday!

Please allow me to wander away from the kitchen for a moment! This weekend my lovely daughter celebrated her 9th birthday. Well... since a birthday is nothing without cake - we decided to go with gluten free vegan cupcakes. Her theme was "pink pirate" so without further ado.... I give you pink pirate cupcakes!

I am always amused by the kids reactions when they find out that Bean is on a "special diet." This comes up at school all the time. However, the topic never came up yesterday. The very same kids who thumb their little noses to Bean's gluten free bread simply could NOT get enough of her cupcakes.

My husband was the life of the party. He spent a great portion of the day tossing small children several feet in the air to watching them fall into the pool, get out, and ask to be thrown again!

Case and point - a flying child!

My sweet bean opening her gifts - she received so many wonderful things. But, the most important thing was that she was surrounded
by wonderful friends and family.... and lots of love. 
(And cupcakes!)

Happy 9th Birthday, my precious Bean!
♥ I love you!! ♥


  1. It was such a great party! Everyone had a blast!

  2. I'm so glad!! It was SO touch and go with the weather, I just knew she would have been crushed if we would not have been able to get in the pool.

    We seriously need to get together again... with all our kiddos! =)