But Saturday we celebrated HER and only HER! We kept it small. I've noticed that in situations that feel a little out of control to her she tends to withdraw and wig out a little. And wigging out for her involves telling me "NO!" a lot and that's super irritating. So in order to avoid being annoyed w/ my daughter on her special day, we kept it small and simple.
I think I'll just let the photos tell the rest of the story:
|First... we had to make cupcakes.|
|One of the MAIN reasons for making cupcakes |
is so that you can lick the beaters!
|Then just before bedtime a last minute decoration: |
Hello Kitty lipgloss rings get shoved into all the cupcakes.
|And then the next morning... |
your heart stops just because she is so beautiful.
|She loves her new PINK cowboys boots, natch!|
|We made tu-tus for each girl- and Avé had to wear hers |
even over her pretty party dress!
|Auntie Kelly and Annie (or as Avé calls her "AY-nee") |
making a crown and a necklace.
|Kelly and Ellie making a crown.|
|Ana and Essenney making a... what else? |
Every princess needs a tu-tu and a crown.
|The Princesses chat over popcorn.|
|More Princess chat.|
|All the Princesses and (of course!) their Queens!|
|First Birthday Candles...|
|First time blowing out the candles!|
|The sweetest Princess EVER.|
|Precious friends gathered to shower her with |
their love and their gifts and their prayers.
|Oh! My heart...|
|And what do Princesses want to do after they have made |
crowns and jewelry and tu-tus and have a sugar rush to burn off???
|They want to JUMP!|
|And on a rainy day that is also a |
FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER,
Princesses are allowed to do whatever they want.