Monday, June 23, 2008

The Princess Party!

We're still recovering! Wow...what a day! There were about 30 people (not counting 3 babies) at her party. I know, some of you probably think that's insane for a 3 year old's birthday party, but most of it was family. Growing up, that's how we celebrated our birthdays was family get-togethers. Lots of cousins to play with! Anyway, it was really fun. As you can tell from the title, it was a princess themed party. There were 3 of Anna's little friends that came (plus their big/little brothers!). Anna got a little overwhelmed when everyone first got here, but she quickly warmed up and the girls all played and had fun. We had a BBQ and then the kids all played in the little pool. That was a HUGE hit! They played for at least an hour I think. The weather was perfect--warm, but not stifling hot or muggy, it didn't rain...just right! Then we had cake & ice cream, a pinata, and she opened her gifts. Let's just say that by the end of the night, she was exhausted! :) Here are some pictures from the evening...

THE princess cake. It didn't turn out quite like I thought it would, but Anna didn't notice :) The Barbie was a bit taller than the cake, so I had to shove her in there--thus the reason she's a little cockeyed! But Anna loved it and asked today if she could have another Barbie cake, this time Ariel!

Princess Anna and her cake

Fun in the pool

I couldn't believe she didn't mind all the splashing and getting her face/head soaked!

She almost cried when everybody sang "Happy Birthday"!

But then she got to blow out the candles :)


A cash register from Mama & Daddy!!!

From the time Papa walked from the bathroom to the living room (we have a TINY house....) she was out cold. She didn't even hardly wake up when we put her jammies on!!!

It was a wonderful night that she will remember! Thank you to all the friends and family that came and made it a special day for her! :)

1 comment:

Jaime said...

That is soooo cute! Especially the part where she almost cried when she was being sung "Happy Birthday"!