Mar 24, 2014

Stella's Fancy Birthday Party, Part 3

Sweet girls in the tent...
Add a sweet boy...
Elizabeth was born to have her photograph taken...

Seriously, aren't Stella's friends the cutest things?  You just want to squeeze them all!

Another cutie who is used to being in front of the camera...

In spite of the expression, Reid was really enjoying his Hershey kisses...
So was Watts...
Mother daughter photo!
I think they were planning their first frog hunt in this one.  Apparently Watts is going to drive the boat and Reid is going to catch the frogs...
They're all airborne!


Skyler: why couldn't you stay a baby longer?  He is too grown up!


My request for this picture was that they put their faces together and smile with their mouths open.  Kirk says you always look like you're having more fun if you smile with your mouth open, and I think there might actually be something to that theory.  Since the boys chose to be silly, however, this picture just looks like Kirk is trying to eat Damon...
I forgot to take a picture of the cake before it was time to light the candles, so here is the best I have to offer...

If you watch Cille in the background of these pictures you will see a sad story unfold.  Apparently, she started out by her sister and then left to get something.  When she came back, she couldn't squeeze her way back into her spot, so she got upset.  I was busy singing "Happy Birthday" and had no idea this was going on...


Eventually Cille got so upset she just turned around and pouted.  We promised her next time we will make sure she has a spot by Stella...I had no idea this was so important to her...





Thank goodness Pam was on hand to help me with cake and ice cream.  She is always an excellent helper at birthday parties...

We did not open gifts at the party because I think that can be a little tortuous for the other kids, but a few of Stella's friends wanted to watch her open their particular gift, so she did get to open a few as her friends were leaving.  She was ecstatic to receive a Barbie make-up kit, which has been making both our girls beautiful every day since she received it.  I am actually hoping she runs out of make-up soon because I am a little embarrassed when my three year old shows up places with full make-up...
Eventually the kids disassembled the poetry tent and used the blankets to construct their own creation...

Once all our guests went home, the girls had fun playing with Mawmaw while the rest of us started cleaning up...



Later that evening Stella did get to open her gifts...
As you can see, her friends were way too generous.  It was so sweet to see how they all know Stella's personality and brought her gifts that she absolutely loved.  She is still finding new things to play with, and our house looks like a toy store even more so than usual...
Thanks so much to everyone who attended and helped out with the party!  Stella really enjoyed her special day and we all enjoyed spending time with friends and family!

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