Saturday, September 17, 2011

A House Full Of Princesses

If you read the title of this post you might be thinking this is what Rich says every day. Perhaps it is, but today it was all about Lucy and her Princess buddies. Today we celebrated Lucy's birthday with all of her friends. All she wanted was a Princess party so a princess party is what we had!

Getting everything ready for the party!

My two FAVORITE Princesses!

My two favorite helpers!! With my favorite girls!

The first guest arrives and Lucy couldn't be happier!

Time for crafts!

We decorated Tiaras, Princess wands and strung beads to make a beautiful neacklace!

It was so pretty and warm we decided to continue the fun outside!

We played one of Lucy's favorite games - Simon Says!

Everyone played so hard they were ready for Lunch

and of course....

Princess Cake!

Dad came home from a business trip before the party ended - just in time to walk Her Majesty down the steps (Lucy told him exactly what to do!)

No party is complete without a little Duck, Duck, Goose!

Lucy had a great time at her Princess Party!!! She told me she loved it and that she had so much fun. All of the excitement wore her out and she was ready for a little nap after her buddies left. When she woke up I told her we could play with anything she wanted (as she had lots of new things to choose from) She told me that she just wanted to go outside and play with her balloons that we bought for the front of the house!

I think that may have been the BEST part of the day!!!

Oh to be Five again!!!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Lucy!

We now have two five year olds in the house and we couldn't be happier!! Lucy celebrated her Birthday yesterday and I think she enjoyed every minute!!! She woke up like she does every day full of energy and pep with a smile on her face. The only thing different was she was screaming, "It's My Birthday, It's My Birthday!" She jumped into bed with me and gave me a huge hug. She layed next to me all smiles and laughs. At one point she said, " I don't really feel five Mom, but I feel happy!" And happy she was! We started off the day with her very favorite breakfast - a chocolate chip pancake!

She ate every bite!

We then had to hurry and get ready for school.

She had picked her outfit out the week before:)

Here she is all ready for school!!!

When I dropped her off she ran into her classroom and told everyone it was her Birthday. She was so excited! At 10:00 I came back to school accompanied by Mimi and Papa with treats for the class. Lucy picked out pretty pink and green cookies with a big "5" on them!

The kids all sat on the rug and the teachers announced

Lucy's Birthday ~ she was so happy

She got to go to the front of the room and all of the kids sang Happy Birthday to her.

After that we all got to eat the cookies and lucky me I got to sit right next to the Birthday Girl!

Kit was right across from me! I couldn't have had a better seat!

Lucy decided to skip lunch bunch at school and opted for a mani/pedi. Mind you this is not something we do regularly - just a special birthday treat!! The girls loved it.

We came home had a little lunch then the girls took a nap! When they woke up they ran around and had so much fun with Mimi and Papa!

Lucky girls to have such wonderful visitors!!!

We all went out for dinner and then came home for cake and gifts! Lucy picked out this little Lady Bug cake and thought it was the cutest thing!

She loved having all of us sing to her!

After cake she opened her gifts!! Each one was better than the one before. She let Kit help her open almost every single one! They both were giddy over every gift!

When the last gift was opened the doorbell rang and in came Lovey (and his family:) They brought Lucy the cutest little stuff dog that she took to bed with her!

It couldn't have been a better day!! Lucy was happy from the time she woke up until she went to bed. She loved having her Grandma and Grandpa here for her birthday along with her cousin Tommy and of course Kit!

Happy Birthday Sweet Lucy!!!! You find joy in every day - not just your Birthday! You bring a smile to the face of anyone who meets you or knows you!! You are silly and sweet and have a heart of gold! You have a personality and wit beyond your years. You like to play tricks on us and make us laugh. You never forget anything! You have an imagination that never stops and you could talk for days on end. You like to be in charge and we all let you most of the time. You are kind and empathetic and are always polite. You are a girly girl if I have ever known one! You are so fun to be with and so easy to love!! I hope you have a great year ahead of you!!! We can't wait to see what it holds for you!!! We love you to the moon and back my little five year old!!!