Friday, May 27, 2011

Lily's 4th Birthday!!!

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For Lily's 4th Birthday we did a "Rainbow Party"- and it was delightful!!


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The Birthday Girl- wearing the AMAZING rainbow dress that my mom made for her (which included fabric from my prom dress and the curtains my mom made for her before she was born- among many others)! And the many balloons from G-Pa and the rainbow birthday flags I made!


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Here she is getting excited for her party to start!


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The giant rainbow balloon from G-Pa (and can you see the reflection of me taking the picture in the balloon?)!


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A little snuggle with G-Pa before the girls arrive.


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And then her birthday party started with the arrival of 7 of her sweet little girl friends!


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And right away we started painting silk rainbow ribbons! Thankfully the rain held out for us just long enough for the girls to grab a paint brush and some silk paint and have a great time making the ribbons into rainbows!



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Once the ribbons were painted, dried, and ironed my mom and I attached them onto the dowel/swivel sticks that Joe made and we had rainbow wands for each of the girls to take home. Fun! As you might imagine...there was paint everywhere (and it was a bit chilly outside), but painting is one of Lily's favorite things so this was a perfect activity for her rainbow party!



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And once all of the painting was done we went inside for a rainbow snack! Each of the girls was given a plate with a rainbow drawn on and if they wanted they could fill in their rainbow with a variety of different fruits and veggies (in all the colors of the rainbow- with fruit and veggie dips to hold them in place)! It was so fun to watch the girls get creative with their food!

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Lily's food rainbow!


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And then it was cake time!!



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And this amazing 6 layer rainbow cake was a labor of love for my daughter! I loved doing it for her and seeing the look of amazement on her face!



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And then there were presents...and Lily was over the moon when she unwrapped a long awaited (and wished for) Pillow Pet!


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Opening presents at a children's birthday party often becomes a group affair- love it!


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And after a morning with 8 little girls filled with giggles and rainbows and cake we prepared for Lily's family birthday party that afternoon. We started with a rainbow lunch (red hot dogs, orange cantaloupe, yellow potato salad, green peppers, blue corn chips, and purple grapes)!



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And more presents (she is one very lucky girl)! Here she is waving a "thank you" for one of her gifts!



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Tap shoes!



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And another Pillow Pet (can you tell she was excited?)!



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And a 2nd giant rainbow cake!



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This one had 7 layers (I added a pink layer- since it is her favorite color)!



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Lily would later tell me that doing the rainbow pinata (that her Aunt Marianne lovingly made for her) was one of her favorite parts of the whole day!



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Lily and her cousins all took a number of swings at this beautiful rainbow pinata...



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But the cord gave way before the rainbow itself broke, so we pretty much just let Lily beat it on the floor with the stick!



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And out came goodies and candy and glitter (can you see it in her hair?)...and it was perfect...


Happy Birthday my sweet baby girl, I love you more than you will ever know!

2 comments:

murillo said...

Amazing!

Tessa Prest-Berg said...

Oh Angie, that was the sweetest post I've seen on your blog. I just had to let you know. I'm (as always) amazed at your creativity!