Saturday, March 14, 2015

Alice in Wonderland

Ali turned 5 last week so she got to have her first official friend birthday party.  I haven't gotten this excited for a birthday party in a long time.  Consequently I put a lot of work into it.  Her name is Alice so I suggested having an Alice in Wonderland tea party.  I was so happy she agreed.  It was a fun theme to plan.  One of the upsides of being married to a graphic designer is that he agrees to design birthday party invites.  I LOVE this one!!

We went a little overboard with food and fun treats.  The whole family got into the fun of dipping pretzels for the favor bags. They were cute with a little "EAT ME" tag.

Tyson and Johnny tried on the party hats before the party.  They make a very cute Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum.  (Ali really wanted Johnny to dress up as the rabbit for the party.)

Ali enjoyed helping get the food ready in her darling new Alice in Wonderland costume.

We may have gone a little overboard inviting girls, but she had her school friends, her church friends and her ABC Group friends . . .

Blowing out the candles took more than a few tries, but they eventually all got out.  It took every bit of self control Andy could muster to not blow them out for her.

The girls were so cute.  They tried to use their manners and they loved using real china.

Once again, my mind was blown by the fantastic birthday gifts.  She was TOTALLY spoiled.  We are so blessed to enjoy such generous friends!

Her actual birthday was Sunday and we had a fun game night at the Knights.  So fun!! (Her cute friend Taya had a matching outfit.  They were so excited to be twinners.)

I may have mentioned this before but Johnny has refused to sleep anywhere this winter except with Ali. (I think he likes her electric blanket.  He refuses to have any covers on him so I think he likes the warmth coming up from her bed.) She has been so patient with it.  Apparently she got a little tiered studying her Russian this particular night.  

Ali is such a joy to me!!  I can't believe she is growing so fast. 

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