Sunday, August 17, 2008

Birthdays are fun for princesses

There are no shoes in Princess Emma's kingdom.  Barefoot is the way to go!

The wonderful thing about adopting is that you get a kid who has your same birthday! Okay not me but Daryl.  So poor Daryl now shares his birthday with Emma.  I don't feel too bad but here we are more than half way through August and there has been no birthday celebration for my dear sweet husband. But Emma's birthday was a ton of fun.

Daryl was traveling so I did all the pre-party plans.  He did request that he got to be King so since it was his birthday too I found him a king costume.  Emma by the way wanted a princess party.  So we did her hair really curly and made her a princess.  And her little friends all came dressed like princesses.  We had a red carpet for them all to walk up and they were excited.  They were all oohing and ahhhing at each other it was great.  

We had a great feast of homemade chicken pops and mac & cheese, ham & cheese croissants, some veggies of course and the much requested lemonade.  The girls were so funny just chatting away.  

Princesses: Maya, Amberly, Jaycie, Sydney, Alyana, Emma, Nina

                              What a yummy feast!

To Emma the most important thing about birthdays are the balloons and cake. We had to have LOTS of balloons. Which we still have one hanging around our house. That hi float stuff really works.  She was also very excited to have a crown and a new wand.  It really is the simple things in life for her.  

We had a "real" princess come and teach the girls how to curtsey, and wave and to be nice.  Princesses should not be mean.  It was one of my former young women whom I love dearly.  Sara.  You should've seen the girls it was like seeing a Disney princess.  It was so much fun.  Princess Sara helped Emma open her presents and to be nice about it.  It was AWESOME!

The princesses made new crowns and we ate cupcakes.  It was so cute and they were so much fun.  Emma had a blast and it was so fun to see her be so excited.  The girls all played so nice together and were giggling nonstop.  
Making crowns

Emma blowing out her candles.  We had to do this twice so I could get the picture.

I hope that Emma will always think of herself as a princess.  I want to teach her that she is a true princess with a divine purpose here on earth.  She is an amazing young girl and I'm so thankful that she's a part of my life.  I love you Emma.

King Daryl with Princess Nina (our niece)


The Kriloff Klan said...

OK Seriously Adorable! Wish we could have been there! Emma's curls are cute!

Angela said...

Cute, cute, fun princess party! I LOVE the real princess guest idea! My soon-to-be birthday girl is a tom-boy and not into princesses, so I'm going to have to wait 3 years until my very girly daughter (age 3) has her first friend party. I will have to bookmark this idea to remember! Love the picture of Prince Charming with a princess on his lap. LOL! What a fun dad.