Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cheburashka Birthday Party!

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It was time for my 11th birthday party! I stood nervously by my present table with my friend Meritaten. Would my guests have a good time?

The doorbell rang and in tumbled my other guests- it was time for the party to begin!

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First up was the piñata! I spun around, swung my stick, and SMACK- I hit it! It didn't break though- time for someone else's turn!

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Next up was Fiona, then Meri. They couldn't break the piñata either- it was tough! Then it was Coral's turn- WHACK! She smashed it!

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The candies spilled out onto the floor and we all scrambled to gather them up. Whee!

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Next came "Pin the Ear on Cheburashka!" Fiona went first- she got him right in the belly!

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I spun and spun and stumbled toward the wall- would I get the ear in the right place? I didn't want to be embarrassed at my own party!

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Right on the mark!!

But wait- everyone called out "Don't take off the blindfold! Spin! Spin!"

So I spun!

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And spun...

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"Stop!" yelled a strangely familiar voice, "Take off your blindfold!"

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It was Violet, my very best friend in the entire world! She had flown all the way from Utah just for my party! What a fabulous surprise!

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I gave her a huge hug. We hadn't seen each other in two years and we were so excited to be together again!

"Okay, okay!" said Coral, "time for cake!"

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"Happy Birthday Dear Inky!" sang my friends! "Happy Birthday to you!"

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I thought hard before I made my wish. After all, what could be better than what I already had- a roomful of friends? Finally, I closed my eyes and blew out the candles.

It was time for presents!

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Meritaten handed me her gift- a big green box with a brown bow. What could it be?

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A Hello Kitty caboodle with a panda notebook and some pencils! Thanks Meri!

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Then came a giant striped box with a light green bow from Coral.

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It was a bright orange, limited edition Ice Bat Uglydoll!!! Thanks Coral- you're the best!

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Next was a big pink gift with a white bow from my friend Fiona. I shook it- what could it be?

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A little Japanese red panda figurine for my bedroom!! Wow! Thanks Fiona!

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Then came another stripy gift from my dear friend Violet. She and her mama always send the best gifts! I jumped up and down with excitement!

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A holiday inkpad with eight little stamps!! How cool! Violet and I would have to use them to make holiday cards for our friends!

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Then came the present from my parents. I wasn't expecting much because I knew my big present was Violet's visit.

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But it was a Squishable arctic fox!!! Yay! Holy hotdogs, what a great present!

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Finally Coral handed me my last present. "This is a very special present," she said. "Sabine, Sandrine, and Aurélie sent this package all the way from France!"

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Whoa!! It was a really cool blue shirt, a magnetic pig, and three cards from my French friends. Thank you so much mes amies! I especially loved Sandrine's card, which was decorated with all my favorite things. How thoughtful!

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My mom took a picture of me with all my gifts. I'm a lucky girl! What a blessing to have so much wonderful friends!

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My friends and I all gathered for one last photo before everyone (except Violet!) went home. It was a wonderful day! What a pity that birthdays come only once per year...

In this entry I'm wearing: brown sweater from Dynamite Threads, Kit's work boots and Spooky Fun skirt from American Girl

25 comments:

  1. She arroved!!!! Darling photos! Happy birthday inky!

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  2. Happy birthday Inky! I'm so glad that Violet came safe and sound! I hope you liked the card I made for you, well, got to get back to school :/

    Bye!

    ~Addyson

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    1. Thank you Addyson, I loved the card- it was so sweet of you to make it for me!

      Love,
      Inky

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  3. Happy birthday dearest Inky! I wish we could have come but I've been busy showing Clementine the 21st century ropes. We were thinking of you though!

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    1. Thanks Addie! Many hugs to you and Clementine!!

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  4. Joyeux Anniversaire, Inky! Happy Birthday, dear friend! And hello, Violet! I miss you two SO much! I wish I could've come to your party this year. Still, it looks like everyone had fun. I love the Cheburashka theme! I'm surprised that Violet didn't try on your Cheburashka costume and try to surprise you that way. ;)

    ~Sophie

    P.S. More presents will be coming...hopefully soon! ;)

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    1. Thank you Sophie! Remember how much fun the three of us had at my Uglydoll party? That was the best ever- especially when you spun into the wall playing Pin the Eye on the Ice Bat!

      Love,
      Inky

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  5. Joyeux anniversaire, Inky!
    Your party looked like a lot of fun. That cake looked particularly delicious. I would have loved to have been there to try a piece...and celebrate your birthday, of course!
    I'm glad you liked our gifts! The pig was my/Lilly's idea. Don't worry; it was bought new. We just had to cut the tag off because it was interfering with the magnets and wrapping.
    Stuffed animals are among the best presents, but I think Violet's arrival was the best surprise and present than any girl could ever ask for. Have a great time with her!
    I hope you liked the shirt and cards. When Aurélie and I saw it, we thought it looked like something you'd wear. ;)
    I'll let Sandrine know that you liked her card. She spent a lot of time doing that. Actually, she put off doing her math homework to make it.
    Bisous,
    Sabine

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    1. Thank you so much for the cards and gifts!!! It was so sweet of you to send them. The pig is so cute. I put him on my bookshelf. I also clipped him to Chaika's collar- Chaika kept trying to shake him off by running away, which just made the pig look like a little jockey! It was so funny.

      Thank you again, so much!

      Love,
      Inky

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY COOL CAT!!
    You had some party. Ypur skirt is AWESOME! I want a squishable, I really want the red panda one, it is killing me how I don't have one! After SAB on Saturday I am going to put my Yodka! Didn't I suggest that theme? I feel like I did...

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    1. Thank you Arianna! We are putting up our yolka soon too! I love my squishables. I have three now- the Narwhal, Arctic Fox, and red panda. They are all very cute. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday Inky, It would have been so much fun to be close enough to come and visit for your birthday, but am soooooo happy that Violet was there, that is the greatest gift I bet. Just having her visit after so long is awesome ..

    Hugs,
    Taryn N Family

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    1. Thank you Taryn! I was thrilled to see Violet. Having her here is the Best. Gift. Ever!!!

      Love,
      Inky!

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  8. Happy Birthday Inky! What a lovely suprise, Violet coming! It seems like you did have a Very Happy Birthday! What plans do you have, with Violet? I just love all your photos of you showing around friends in New York! Anyways, amazing gifts from amazing friends! Well I hope you had a magical day!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, I did have a magical day! I don't think Violet and I have any real plans. She's been to NYC several times, so I think we'll just hang out and have fun together!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Inky!! How fun that Violet surprised you. I always love surprises like that.

    ~ Lily Rose

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    1. Thank you Lily Rose! I was really, really surprised!

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  10. Happy birthday Inky! What a fun surprise! And such a fun party! Maybe next year we'll send you some presents!
    ~ The Girls of Riverview School

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    1. Thank you girls! It was very kind of you to wish me a happy birthday!

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  11. Happy Birthday Inky!! It looks like you had a great time at your party. I'm so glad that Violet was able to visit for your birthday! xoxo

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  12. Happy birthday inky! Hope you had a great time at your party!

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    1. Thank you, I had a lovely time and it was great having my friends there!

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