Sunday, June 8, 2008

The party!

Eight is Great!

The goodie bags: Silly string, water bottle, glow necklaces,
flashlights, birdhouses, gum, bubbles, and a tote.





Before the surprise -



Almost there!




Surprise:

The RED cheeks:


Beading necklaces in the tent.



Painting bird houses.


Silly String Fight!
(My personal favorite.)


Roasting marshmallows.
(Hmm...maybe this one was my favorite.)


My favorite card!

Grace Penny Thoughts for the night:

This was the best birthday ever!
So that's why you were cleaning the basement last night.

In response to the fact that she doesn't like surprises or to have people looking at her, "I do like it mom, I just have to get used to it." *See this post for more on the topic.

4 comments:

A Cop, A Teacher, and Two Princesses said...

I'll start by saying who took that fabulous picture with the totally "Grace" backwards glance and the glimpse of mom in the back with Uggs and shorts :)

I'll end by saying that was a fabulous party!!! It will be remembered by all. It was so "Grace" and she was so happy. I think silly string needs to happen more over the summer... that was the best. All of your girls shined that night amongst the group... Taryn-- the kind hearted helper, Reagan-- the funny, entertaining narrator, and Grace-- observing, creating, playing, outdoors... her true element.

Lindsay said...

Seriously... I want to have a party like that for us bloggers :)

Looks like Grace had an awesome time & that you have added to her collection of wonderful memories!!

Stacy B said...

Wow! Big tears in my eyes. Happy Birthday, Grace!

Ronda said...

Oh Grace, Happiest of birthdays to you! The pictures show a fabulous party enjoyed by all!