Thursday, April 23, 2009


What melody do you sing when you see those letters? The old "Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me?" or "Come inside it's fun inside."
Either way, there is a new generation of Mickey lovers coming up. Rachel has been a Mickey fan ever since our trip to Disneyland (prior to the event she had no idea who he was), and so for her birthday yesterday we had a Mickey day.
I decorated the kitchen with a Mickey Mouse birthday banner and balloons (the banner was free to print online), picked up some Mickey plates at the store, and started the morning with Mickey Mouse pancakes.
Then, Rachel wanted to play outside, so we rode bikes and went for a walk. Can you tell she was happy to be the birthday girl?

After riding bikes all morning, we picked Ellie up from school and went to the store to get some ice cream. Rachel (naturally) spotted some Mickey fruit snacks as we were cruising the aisle, and since it was her birthday I decided to let her have them. Then we packed up lunch for a picnic at my mom's house while I did her hair. We had Mickey grilled cheese (and for some reason this picture will NOT post the right direction...go figure)
Then we came home and I frosted cupcakes and made Mickey pizza for dinner (we also had salad, fruit and other healthy things during the day, but who wants to see a picture of a tossed salad?).

Sarah marked her territory on the purple cupcake as soon as it was frosted. Can you tell?

I let Rachel choose her cupcake first & surprise, surprise, she chose one that had a "Mickey" toothpick.

We also tried to take the candles and toothpick out of her cupcake for her to eat it, but she kept putting them back in.
I think she knew she was in charge yesterday.


Shannon Stoker said...

Fun birthday! My kids love Mickey, too, but I'm not even sure how they know who he is. I love love LOVE the picture of her crouching outside getting ready to ride bikes. It is just so CUTE!

Emily said...

So cute and creative!

Meg said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!

Janelle said...

What an awesome day! Happy Birthday to such a sweetheart!

DeAnna Welling Packer said...

OK.... This was cute enough! I want to be your child. :)

Aimee said...

R-A-C-H-E-L M-O-U-S-E!

Only smart girls love the mouse! You are so creative and talented. I want to be like you when I grow up!

kristivon said...

That looks like such a fun birthday! You are so creative! I'm glad she had a fun birthday. I love that it was a whole Mickey themed day, morning to night!