My sweet girl has sprouted up…and up and up! She turned eight recently and to finish off her birthday week, she requested a sleepover mermaid party with her favourite friends. Celebrating two birthdays within three days of each other can easily overwhelm this Virgo mama, so I am grateful that these birthdays happen to fall upon a brother and a sister. That way, the parties and making of gifts can be a little varied. While Huckley wanted to go fishing and biking, Sunshine opted for mermaids and dance parties. The basics are similar…a few favourite games and then a treasure hunt for puzzle pieces to find the pinata…these two parties were anything but similar. For one…disco balls and late night dancing were entirely the girl’s activities. Blaring tween music into the night from the screened in porch, followed by a movie, then more dancing!…I had to shut down the party close to midnight only to have it rev up again when the rooster crowed at 5:05am. Luckily, the girls were (easily) persuaded to go back to sleep for a few more hours so they could enjoy the day. And in the morning, farm chores delighted the girls as all but one friend has her own farm. Needless to say, Sunshine enjoyed her party so much and her lovely friends had a great time!
mountain climbing in the woodshed
I found these two sky gazing and giggling away…the essence of summer.
And the countdown has begun to a special surprise for my birthday girl….can you guess what it may be?
I’m guessing a horse. Doesn’t every little girl want her own horse?