Saturday, July 9, 2011


Happy Birthday to my darling sweet 4 year old!!! That morning seems like 10 years ago, but I'm shocked its only been 4 years. Does anyone else remember the events leading up to your child's birth as vividly as I do? Matt, Miranda, and I all went to eat at Macaroni Grill on a Saturday night. I ordered the Penne Rustica...Matt wanted to go to the movies, and I kept telling him no - I was really really really tired. He got mad at me because he was trying to squeeze in one more 'date night' in before MC's arrival. We were living at his parents' house because ours was being built. We got home and I went straight to bed - although I never really fell asleep. Didn't feel anything - I just couldn't sleep. And then BAM! 1:00 am! Woke up having HARD contractions about 4 1/2 minutes apart. Called the on-call OB. He was mad at me (why are all these men mad at me when I'm the one in labor?) for waking him up in the middle of the night. I told him I didn't think I could wait an hour because I was hurting so bad. We packed up the car and drove to Flowood...and the rest is history! And an even longer story. But we welcomed our beautiful baby girl 3 hours later!

She is still shocking me and surprising me. She is not at all what I expected her to be. And I mean that in a good way. She surpasses all my expectations and assumptions every single day. She loves to draw, color, write, and paint!!! She is obsessed with paper (apple didn't fall too far from this tree). So, what other kind of party is there but an art party?

Before I post pics (warning, there are alot) I must give my mom and dad a BIG thank you! Couldn't have done any of this without them. Mom saved my video camcorder. Dad drilled holes in metal paint cans. They set up heavy tents for shade and helped watch my kids so I could get stuff done. I love you both! People ask me why I do these kind of parties. Because one day, I want her to know that I did everything I could to let her have a special party. That I put ALOT of effort into making it what she wanted. And one day, she won't want birthday parties - much less mom and dad in her presence. She will be embarrassed of us... she will want to spend it with her friends going out... she will want to spend it with her boyfriend. So I do it while I can. She woke up this morning and looked out the window at the balloons and set up. She said "oh mommy, its beautiful!" That was enough for me.

MC in her MeenyMinyMoe outfit...check her out on FB.

My homemade rigged easels. The wind just about destroyed them.

Rainbow Cupcakes!! And decorating their own! Yes, I made these myself.

She wanted candles in the Rainbow cake! Very pretty, and very worth the 1 hour drive to pick it up.

Craft project: painter's caps.

MC's final product. Again, not sure if anyone actually wore theirs, but they had fun making them nontheless.

Originally planned to use pallettes as their plate, but decided to use them as they were intended. Miss Riley's is by far the neatest.

Let's paint!!!!!!!!

My own princess Picasso!

I thought this turned out adorable! I found giant stamp pads to stamp their "signature"

Group shot: Allie, Brooke, Victoria, Kaytlin, MC, Kendall, Cooper, Sarah, Payton, Riley, and Kyla!

Hello Kitty big girl bike!

Cute party favors: Crayons, markers, chalk, play-dough, and mini paint pallette.
Then End.


Heather - Best Sister said...

Looks like it went very well...that's ALOT of little girls!!

Kimberly Keir said...

The party was perfect! When she's a Mom she realize how great hers really is!!!

Taylor & Krisa said...

Precious party! Looks like they had a blast!

The Vining Family said...

Very cute party for a very cute little girl!

Pamela said...

GREAT idea! It looked so cute and fun!!