After everyone played around for awhile, we took a break in the shade of the pavilion and had a picnic of Aunty Mandy's fluff (by Amara's request), Aunty April's chocolate chip cookies (Amara's other request), green salad, macaroni salad, mini hoagies, Costco pizza, rootbeer, and chips.
Then, Amara opened all her fun gifts.
Amara had picked out party favors that she was excited about. They are the ones that you blow into a little tube and the rolled up paper that is attached at the end unrolls and makes a little crumpled noise. Is there an official name for what those favors are? I remember loving them as a kid!
Amara picked out a very special vanilla-mousse filled white bar cake with berries and glaze on top with whip cream frosting.
We love you, Amara! Happy Birthday!
A Little Blip About 9-year-old Amara
Foods she likes: Alfredo pasta, Ramen, Lo Mein noodles, rolls, salted french fries, oatmeal, marshmallows, basically all white food, and Reese's Puff cereal, and desserts and treats of all kinds. She does like cooked salted broccoli as well.
Foods she dislikes: mashed potatoes, deer venison (she did try one bite), cooked cauliflower, potatoes, cooked mushrooms, black pepper, onions, ham, anything that has visible fat, skin, or chewy pieces, and almost anything we are having for dinner on any given night.
Things she likes to do: playing piano, running outside with friends, drawing, movie nighs, tending animals, horseback riding, creating programs on scratch, sledding, putting on plays, gardening, reading books like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Hank the Cowdog, Fairy Godmother Academy, Spiderwick Chronicles.