August 20, 2009

Savannah's Big Day

Yesterday, I had started a new post about Alayna, with a bit more detail about her condition and what will be going on in the near future.

But I had to put it on hold in order to celebrate a big event in my other daughter's life. Savannah turned 5 years old and had her first real birthday party!

She said she wanted a Princess party but since she has so many "boy" friends I told her we would have a Medieval party instead.

Our living room really isn't that big and our basement is unfinished and holding all our storage, we have no grass, so I figured the best place to have a party was in the garage. So I had to find a way to transform this into a party place.

Not really knowing what else to do, I figured I would just, paint the walls for starters. Don't worry, I put up paper first.

Now I'm warning you, I'm not a very good painter, so no laughing!! Besides, by about 1:30 am, things were starting to get a bit blurry.

Oh well, Savannah liked it.

When I finished Savannah's cake, she looked it and asked, "What is that?"

I told her it was a crown! Doesn't it look like a crown? I think it looks like a crown. Don't you think it looks like a crown?

Well, Savannah didn't have a real princess dress to wear to the party and knowing this, our neighbor decided to give Savannah their present early. Needless to say, it was a hit and Savannah was all ready for the ball.
My sister Angel came up and is going to stay for a while. So while we were working hard to get ready for the party, her little boy was also slaving away... oh, wait....

We invited 10 kids and said in the invites their families were welcome to come too. Slowly people started trickling in. And in the end, all 10 kids came! It was a huge turnout and I think the kids had a ton of fun.

I'm not very good at doing organized "game" parties so I just brought out some toys and let all the kids do their own thing! I think it worked out pretty well.

Cake time! It seems like there is always a ton of cake left over at birthday parties. Not this one! Every last piece was eaten as well as most of the ice cream cake I had made.

Pretty soon, it was time for kids to start heading home so one of the girls grabbed her present and said she wanted Savannah to open it. Suddenly, in a flurry of pink, all the kids had run to the table, grabbed their presents and ran them over to Savannah, begging her to open theirs! Pretty soon tissue paper was flying as all the kids were helping Savannah "open theirs first".

It was awesome.

Well, the party came to a close and the few remaining kids started leaping over the "lava trenches". (aka sprinkler trenches)

Yes, I think it was a great day for the birthday girl... and her brothers.

Now I just need to clean up the mess.

8 super cool people speak:

Mother Smith said...

Oh...How I loved seeing these pictures...that way I can enjoy all the festivities...even if I am not...close by....I am so glad Angel is there with you...NATHAN should be having a GREAT TIME with children to play with!!!!

Brittney said...

FUN!! Those paintings are awesome. I think doing no organized games sounds way less stressful than just letting em play.

Heidi said...

"I remember my first ball."
"Well, let's not go into the realms of fantasy, shall we?"
You not good at painting? Whatever! It's better than anything I could ever do. As is the crown cake. I'm just not up in the creative part. I love that your dragon was included. I also like your idea for the games--little planning is always the best.

It looked like a fantastic party!

Sara Lyn said...

Ooo, Heidi was quoting "Slipper and the Rose!" Great movie. Your paintings were darling. How about you come to FL when I have to do birthday parties. :)

Sarah said...

Your 'not very good' drawing is far and above what my best drawing would be. They're darling.

Lili said...

you are super-mom! Those paintings are perfect for a princess -- ahem, medieval -- party

MindyannaJ said...

You should start offering mural art for all those kids rooms out there! The party looked like fun! Way to go!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

LOLOL! Thanks everyone!!

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