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.



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.


castle cake

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




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