– Cicely Mary Barker
Eliza carefully placed these miniature whicker chairs at the end of a stone path for the fairy king and queen. Look closely and you will see fairy dust.
A second wave of reinforcements came a few minutes later. Lizzie, Hannah, and Amanda – beautiful young women from our ward (church congregation) who offered their time without pay as part of their Personal Progress program. They were amazing. Perfect role models for Eliza and her friends.
Over the ladder and through the grass
Cath, that party looks like so much fun! You did a great job and the fairy gardens are so adorable!! Way to go! You are such a great Mom!! XO
Oh man, Cath! This party sounds amazing, I am blown away by your creativity! Seventeen girls!!! You are wonder-woman, but more importantly, an incredible mom! What fun memories for you and your kids.
Deb – we still wish Lizzie could have made it! Thanks for all your help and contributions to the party. I love you.
Em – the appropriate word for me (as mentioned by several friends when they found out the number of girls we had invited) is INSANE. I kid not that this party nearly did me in. But when it was over, I was glad we pulled it off! Loved seeing you this week. Thanks for the special delivery. The frames look beautiful. I'll be thinking of you on the 9th. Prayers. xo
As always I really love your creativity — and your bravery to invite that many kids and make it a wonderful party. And I will certainly remember some of your ideas for Annika's next party — a fairy party sounds like a wonderful idea just for the thought that the girls will have to be quiet in order not to scare the fairies away, *lol*. Love it!
Here's a little anecdote you might enjoy:
A few months ago, Annika (5) told us that for a job later in life she wanted to become either a fairy or a princess. So Marie (14) told her that fairy jobs weren't all that easy to get these days, because there weren't that many of them. And I added that even jobs as princesses were kind of scarce — the draw back of democracy… So Annika shrugged her shoulders and said: "Okay, in that case I'll become a police officer."
Corinna – Love it. Thank you for the darling story. And your phrase, "the drawback of democracy" – made me laugh. She'll make a great police officer, I'm sure! 😉 xo
Totally love it. Amazing how a great big, heartfelt hug from those you love most makes everything worth it in the end. We are heading into birthday season here, the 3 big kids all have birthdays in the next 6 weeks. Let the fun begin!
can I hire you for my daughter's parties? 😉
I think you make childhood magical for your children!
You are an artist.
Shells – phew! you have a busy birthday season at your house! enjoy, enjoy!
Samsel – how much? 😉
Lynley – saw your car down the street today. All I can say is hooray!!! Let's get you moved in!
Candice – you are sweet. Love the pics of your beautiful children.
Your daughter is so very lucky.