Happy Birthday Emily!!

My baby girl is 4 today.  I can’t believe how fast it has gone.  We surprised her with a trip to Lowry Park Zoo about an hour and a half away yesterday.  We had a blast!  Then today, her class just happened to be celebrating summer birthdays.  She had a pinata, goodie bags, brownies, and lots of fun.  Of course I told her that was all for her! 😉  Her Daddy showed up in the middle of the party to bring her a single rose.  She was so excited!  Finally, tonight her request was to go to dinner at McDonald’s so that’s where we will be.

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We love you Emily, more than you know!

Ashlyn’s Princess Party

I can’t believe it but my little girl turns 5 tomorrow.  We had her party this past weekend and I am still recovering from it.  The theme was a Princess Party which is funny because I swore (before I had girls) that I would never let my girls wear all pink.  My how that has changed!  All 10 little girls came decked out in princess attire.  I was a little worried because the day before Emily said she wasn’t going to wear a dress but a ladybug costume instead.  She changed her mind once all the girls came though. 

We borrowed this amazing castle made out of appliance boxes from a friend.  It was so big we had to remove all the furniture from our living room.  It took 2 hours to put together but it was well worth it.  Right Honey?!?!  This kept the girls entertained for quite a while. 

I split the girls into groups and had them rotate between 3 different stations. 

Station 1- make tiaras.  I bought 2 packs of 6 foam tiaras from WalMart.  It included all the foam stickers as well and only cost $4.00 each.  (Much cheaper than Michael’s)

Station 2- The Royal Salon.  I had my mom and mother in law paint the girls finger nails and put blush on them.  While their nails were drying they got to listen to princess stories. 

Station 3- Pin the Lips on the Frog-  I bought lip stickers and had them put them on the frog. 

For party favors I bought cheap scrapbook paper and some glittery princess stickers.  I had a friend (who has much better handwriting than me) write Princess ________ on each paper and then I decorated them with the stickers.  I laminated them and made them into place-mats.  They got the tiaras they made and a balloon also.  It was a great party.  Here are some pictures.

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My friend Sarah made this.  I wish I could take credit for it. 

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This is what Emily was doing almost the entire time…EATING!

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