For my 11th birthday–a million years ago–my dad took all my birthday guests out into his bake shop, into the “sugar room” and made everyone a true, live cinnamon candy apple. Even though this was a long, long time ago, I remember this party very well. I had a pink party dress and got a Newborn Thumbelina Doll. When I opened it, the gal in the blue dress, Donna, gasped and said, “You got…a doll?” like someone had poked her in the eye or something.
I was quite confident in my right to love dolls even at such a mature age so I said, “Yeah, would you like to hold her?” She was caught completely off guard and said, “Ahhh…ok.” Everyone took turns pulling the string in the doll’s back and holding her while she moved like a “real, live baby,” and to their surprise, they loved it.
Believe it or not, I can still name every single soul in this shot. The funniest part about this picture? My mom, the cameraman, got everyone in it…but me…
the birthday girl.
That’s my arm, there on the far left.
6 Replies to “Candy Apple Birthday”
I hope my girls will remember their birthdays like you do. I try really hard to make it a memorable experience.
You do make them memorable. I think when we think of friends and big events like this–it’s just easier to remember…for me, anyway.
Maybe your Mom knew you would remember what you were wearing, how old you were, etc. enough that it was okay for you not to be in it? 😉 Love your memory. Love you!
That is funny that you aren’t in the photo. And I am so impressed that you can remember the names of everyone in the photo. I probably couldn’t remember the names of people at my last birthday party. lol. And I played with dolls until I went to high school. I still love dolls. I just don’t own any. I used to collect them, but sold them all at a garage sale a couple of years ago. Big regret. Do you still have your doll? (You seem to have a lot of things from when you were a kid. I have a lot of things, but nothing from when I was a kid).
Oh…. what a fun activity for a birthday party! I bet everyone LOVED it!
Sorry you don’t have a picture to even prove that YOU were there! 😉 You’ll have to rent that one in heaven! 😉 We’re lucky these days to be able to take 90 thousand pictures of every event, aren’t we! 😉
This is so like me! I am always taking pictures to help everyone else remember what happened, and sometimes I leave out the person that I want the memories to be about. I like to blame it on the camera!!!!