Friday, October 24, 2008

The Pink Party

I have to say, having a pink party is a lot of fun. Marissa was more than delighted with the streamers and balloons Grant and I put up, but the real excitement came when we presented her with her first gift, a pink "ballerina" dress-up dress to wear for the party, along with pink leggings if she got cold and new hair bows. The dress is a little big on her (size 4-6), but you should have seen how happy she was. Truly precious.

Her friends arrived soon after and the kids got quickly to work making edible necklaces with Fruit Loops and yarn. I think they ate more than they strung, but they all ended up with really cute necklaces....until they started nibbling on them, anyways!

We played a couple more games and had lunch. I had made a cheesy spaghetti casserole, salad, pink fluff, and grapes, and then there was the cake and ice-cream and tiny sugar cookies. I don't think anyone left hungry! Ha.

Now tell me THAT'S not a happy girl!

Blowing out the candles

Gotta get that last stubborn one!

And now to lick the frosting off the candles. Ummmm.

Opening gifts, with little friend Maddie beside her. Maddie is one week younger than Annika.

Annika enjoyed hiding under the table and sporadically attempting to pull the tablecloth off.

Everyone admired the beautiful dress from Grandma and Grandpa.

Lydia (20 months), Natalee (3), Marissa (almost 3), Corban (5), Evie (4.5), and Morgan (3.5) - with the blue balloon. Isn't it cute how all the girls came wearing pink? I loved it! There were three other one-year-olds also, Michael (15 months), Maddie (13 months), and Annika (13 months).

It was a lovely party and the girls were delightful. Marissa couldn't have been happier. We saved some of her gifts for her actual birthday, the 28th. So there will be more pictures forthcoming!

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