25 April 2011

The Tea Party

Wow! What a day! I stayed up way too late last night waiting for Amelia's cake to bake, it went in the oven around 9:20 and was not baked until after 11. This morning was so fun to talk about Amelia's birth, look at photos from her first few months, and snuggle on the couch. We had a fun little photoshoot inside this year since it was...SNOWING outside. She chose green paper for her backdrop! So cute.

Amelia wanted a special lunch with Daddy and Ella at Old McDonald's. Amelia insisted on wearing polka dot tights and rockstar shoes! Back at home the girls helped me set up the table for a tea party with real teapot, cups, and saucers. Phillip slept through her entire birthday party. Amelia invited over three friends to join in the fun. We danced to Princess music. Then had a tea party with pink lemonade, tea cakes, and strawberry rolls. The girls talked about princesses and dinosaurs with a smattering of dragons. Right at 2:20 the sun came out. Blessed day! I sent the girls outside to blow bubbles and chase each other with party blowers. Justin came home just in time to help with the pinata. Ella sure packs a strong hit, she ended up breaking open the pinata. The other girls were pretty sissy hitters. Justin lined up the girls with their bags opened and shook the pinata over the bags. Next we had cake and ice cream. Stella said the Cinderella cake looked awesome. I was glad Cinderella looked more like the Fairy Godmother, she needed to gain some weight. Thanks to frosting for that effect! This year Amelia only opened six gifts, three from friends and three from family. It was perfect!

Once the girls left Justin brought out her big gift from us...a bike! She was speechless! It took her a couple tries to get the pedaling down, after 30 minutes we followed her as she rode around the block. I was so proud of her...no fits or tantrums until bedtime. She shared her toys and played so nicely with all her friends. She even let Phillip play with her new toys without complaint. That is pretty amazing. Happy Birthday little one. We sure love you.

4 Stupendous Remarks:

The Haley Family said...

What a wonderful day! Ella felt very special sharing the day with Mia! Glad to know Ella loves to play baseball!! Ella is SO ready for her party now.

Unknown said...

Happy Day! Sounds like a super-fun, super-girly party. Cinderella does look awesome. I love it! And I love her birthday outfit! She is so adorable!

Her Royal Highness said...

Your cinderella cake turned out way better than mine did for Zoe's 4th birthday! :)
Happy birthday to Miss Mia! I miss that funny girl!

Courtenay Beth said...

Awe, we love her too!!! Thanks for sharing, she's such a doll! Wish I could have been there for the reaction to her bike, so cute! Love you!