Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Week Long Birthday

Emma has quite possibly had the longest birthday celebration EVER this week.  It began on monday when Aunt Sue came over for a visit and brought an adorable twirling skirt.  Tuesday we were sick and lying on the couch all day so I let her get her Tangled movie early.  I know, not the best move but I was just going for functionality you know?  Wednesday evening Grandma and Grandpa Sheffield came over to give her a gift because they were headed out of town for the weekend and wouldn't be here.

Thursday she was spoiled all day long, beginning with breakfast in bed.
After the three oldest children were at school for my gift to Emma I cleaned her room for her.  It was a big job.  I think I am going to make this a tradition for all of my children every birthday.  They all commented on how awesome it was that I did that for her as a gift.  When I asked her to stand in her room to document the fact that her bedroom was clean she also wanted to show off her tall posture-book balancing skills (thanks to the movie Barbie Princess Charm School !*!).  She was very happy to remind me all day that you are exempt from 'jobs' on your birthday!
Then we went out to lunch at Chick-Fil-A and she even got her own kids meal (this is a once a year thing so a real treat for her!).  Notice the flip flops - which are not matching and are two left feet.  It was 19 degrees outside but that is really what she wanted to wear so oh well.  In the car she changed into crocs - which wasn't much better since they have holes in them! 
Suddenly it was afternoon, time to do school pick up and make dinner and a cake.  Uncle Rich and James and Andrew were able to join us for dinner and cake.  Emma told me that she just wanted mashed potatoes for dinner.  I added meatballs and veggies and rolls.  She ONLY ate the mashed potatoes and reminded me that on your birthday it's ok to not try everything.  Cake and ice cream, opening gifts and playing some more with cousins!  Grandma and Grandpa Smith called from Jamaica too.  It was such a fun night she did not want it to end.  
Wait, the celebration still isn't over!  Just in case she wasn't spoiled enough, she had a friend party on friday.  We had a really fun tea party with fancy dresses and fancy dishes (so fancy in fact that I served peanut butter and jam sandwiches).  We practiced using princess manners and danced and had a great time.  
I got a bunch of tea cups and plates at Goodwill for 49 cents each and that is what each princess took home with her as a party favor, along with the crown they made and a treat bag!  
With twelve 5 year olds running around this party could not have been a success with out my dear friend Sheri, and I failed to get a photo with her.  Bummer.  Thanks so much! 
After everyone left and I had picked up children from school Emma sat quietly with a pair of scissors and opened up her gifts and all of that ridiculous packaging that comes with it.  That was a great two hour project until dinner time.  I suppose this is one of those rare times you are grateful that your five year old is so adept with scissors (not so much when she cuts her hair or clothing).  
Emma was very happy and felt important and that is what I was going for.  It prompted me to get my house somewhat clean and to basically work my tail off all week long.  She's worth it.  And she is also beautiful.  And I love her.  And I'm glad the week is over because I'm not sure I can handle one more day of "Diva" Emma.  Emma just being Emma is already more than I can handle most of the time!  
Faye was happy to be along for the ride.  And she looked stunning while riding along:)
I'm exhausted.  Yet sailing on,
E







1 comment:

  1. a week long birthday is awesome. I love that she calls DVD's Diva D's too.

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