Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that we found out that our dear little baby girl was on the way, and now she is a smart, artistic, benevolent little lady.
To add some excitement to her birthday wake-up call, hubby and I covered Afton's bedroom door with streamers in hopes that she would love to burst through them
as an exciting beginning to her 7th birthday. Instead, she woke up early to go pee and stood at her door in the dark,
crying, because she thought vines and spider webs had grown across her bedroom door.
"It reminded me of a nightmare , Mommy."
Oh dear. EPIC parental fail. :(
Luckily her Ladybug Birthday party went off without a hitch!!
We made her invites a few weeks ago, using a series of circles to create a ladybug shape.
We put all of the party information on the back of the bug. Afton tells me that her little girlfriends ADORED these invites and couldn't wait til her party!!
I'll be honest - I didn't make as many things to decorate for this party. This year I had 4 parties/showers/events to prepare for during the month of March and I didn't have the energy to keep churning out elaborate decor. So--I happily purchased several ladybug items from a party store to help with the decorations.
I did make these though. This was first attempt at cake pops. I think they turned out pretty well except that my red chocolate coating cracked on a few of them. Hmm...not sure why this happened. Oh well. The black bug dots look cute, though, don't they? :)
For lunch, I kept with a "RED" theme including
"Ladybugs on a Log"
(Crasins on PB covered celery)
Licorice & strawberries
Red popcorn, cherry tomatoes & red apple slices
. . . and red fruit punch served in fancy bottles.
The cups and plates were ladybug themed, too.
And for a creative-craft, the girls made ladybug hats covered on paper spots.
And here's my little girl. Growing up oh-so-fast.
She is simply lovely.
She is easy-going.
She is happy.
She is even-keeled.
She is giving and motherly.
And adores her brothers.
I enjoy every minute I have with her. And I look forward to the journey we will have together as mother and daughter.
Love you so much, dear sweet Afton.
Thanks for visiting, bloggy friends,