Tuesday, September 25, 2007














The weather was perfect, so thank you all for the "good weather vibes"!
We had about 13 children and 40 or so adults attend Princess's 5Th Birthday
celebration this year, and it all went pretty well. My backyard looked like someones held a "kegger"
out there for a couple of days, but Farmer Dad took Monday through Wednesday off so he could help
clean it all up.Princess was totally spoiled with so many lovely and thoughtful gifts!
The food was ready on time, no major appliances broke the day before (first time in 5 years!) and
no one was too sick to attend! For those of you who missed it due to vacation schedules, better luck next year!
LOL We even had two of my little brothers come home from college and attend (OK, they came home for other reasons, but they did attend while home).Farmer Dad's oldest brother and his family drove 5 hours one way to attend! Yes, we really appreciated the effort! We are going to try to drive down the shore today to explore the beach since we are all in the mood from reading one of our favorite gifts this year, Flotsam by David Wiesner.
Our very good friend,Miss Diana always gives the gift of her talents of face painting for the children as well
and here is a picture of her and Princess reading it together.















The kids even made good use of the fallen tree!
We played skee ball and "decorate your own cupcake".You can judge for yourselves if they had fun....

13 comments:

Heather said...

It looks like she had a wonderful party. I am so happy that the weather held for you.

Mrs. Darling said...

Wow that was quite a prty you threw! Yep, you're going to plan my next aprty! Thats all there is to that!

Learning with O said...

How terrific! I am glad it went so well! All the kids look really happy,especially P *wink*:)

Congratulations to you for throwing a successful party,it's not an easy task!

divinagrace said...

Looks like P had tons of fun. How happy!

Daphne said...

I hope that our birthday parties of the future go over as swimmingly as P's did! It definitely looks like an awesome time. Good on you for putting it all together :)

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you all!
Mrs D- LOL, I was thinking the same of you! ;-)

Mariposa said...

Happy Birthday to Princess. It looks like it was a beautiful party, and she enjoyed it. The day at the beach looks like a wonderful idea.

Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

Over 50 people???!! Girlfriend, you certainly throw a party! It looked like a lovely day for all. I am so glad the weekend weather cooperated for us both. It is rare for taht to happen in September judging by the past few years!

Sara said...

It looks like quite the party! Happy Birthday to Princess.

Jenny said...

I am in awe of your party planning abilities! There's no way I'd be that brave! It looks like the party was a huge success- what a wonderful birthday for Princess.

nina said...

Happy Birthday Princess.

Kate, it seems that you and P are as beloved IRL as you are online. As Jenny said, I'm not sure I could brave having that many people attend a party at my house. For that matter Citcat doesn't even have that many friends. Wow. The day looks wonderful. I hope you are able to take a much deserved break.

Patience said...

What an incredible party! I'm very impressed by the number of people. And by the care of your family, to come so far for Princess. She is a very lucky girl and I hope her whole life reflects the beauty and happiness of its first five years.

Happy birthday Princess.

The Koch Family said...

Happy Birthday P

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