Saturday, March 8, 2008
Abby had her first real birthday party today. We have been planning it for months and the day finally arrived... and the weather wasn't all that bad even. I think I forgot that when this age of kids get together, it's just going to be chaos. We had a lot of fun activities planned and I imagined this neat and orderly combination of events... yea right. I think the kids all had a good time despite (or maybe because of) the craziness. We ate a nice lunch first of Dino chicken nuggets, dinosaur fruit snacks, crackers, strawberries and veggies (can you guess what we have left over?). We then went outside for a dinosaur egg hunt. After the eggs were found and hatched, the kids were able to excavate their own dinosaur skeleton in a box of sand with paintbrushes. We then came inside and WASHED HANDS! Then, it was time for volcano cake and vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce (you know, like a volcano?). Opening gifts came next. One more game followed (pin the pteradon on the scene) then the favors were given out and then I sat down and just... well, sat for a while. I have a new respect for preschool teachers. It wasn't no "party at the Pink Taco" like Brooklyn Beckham but I totally could not have even gotten anything done at all if Hannah (our Heidi Klum) and Jeri (our Eva Longoria) hadn't helped... seriously. Paul did a great job of being photographer and Abby had such a great time. We are all so lucky to have such amazing and wonderful friends and such a fun little girl. So, after prolonging her birthday celebrations about as long as she possibly could, it's finally over and we are now the proud parents of a lovely little 4 year old girl. I wonder if my mom was thinking the same thing at my 4th Birthday Party. It is the very first one I remember... of course it was perfect in my mind... hope Abby remembers hers the same way!
Posted by Bethany @ The Paper Pony at 2:59 PM