Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Malee!

Sunday was a very big day in Oklahoma City! Malee the elephant turned ONE! To celebrate this milestone, the zoo threw a huge birthday party complete with cake and party favors for all of the guests and an elephant friendly cake for Malee herself! Olive adores Malee and believes that they are close, personal friends, so we knew we had to make it to the party. Daddy hadn't slept the 2 nights before because of the storms (more on that later) so Auntie Mica joined us for the big event. We got there a little early, so Olive entertained herself by playing the "music buttons". The zoo really went all out and had several local bakeries create cakes for the event. I was only able to get pictures of 3 of them, but there were at least 6 total.
Our favorite was this adorable elephant from Nothing Bundt Cakes!

Olive had been talking all morning about eating a "brown coopcake" for Malee's birthday, so that is exactly what she got!


The party favors were these really awesome elephant ear hats. Olive refused to wear her's, but Mica and I were big fans of the ears!
After the human festivities, we headed over to the Elephant exhibit to see the birthday girl herself...
Here are Olive and I with the guest of honor.
We loved getting to see Malee enjoy her cake and perform in her show. Auntie Mica bought Olive her own little Malee and she couldn't have been happier about it!
After the elephants, Olive wanted to go see the fishies, so we headed to the aquarium. She was fascinated by the sea lions and kept squealing "he is so silly!"
We ended our fun day by letting her splash in the water in the Children's zoo. She was one of three kiddos there, so she kind of got to do whatever she wanted. Usually it is super crowded, so I think she enjoyed taking her time and splashing around.
We tried to get a few pictures of her with the little elephant statue, but this was as good as it got.

Happy Birthday Malee!! Thanks for letting us celebrate your special day with you!

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