Monday, March 8, 2010

Emily's Birthday...


We celebrated Emily's birthday in phases this weekend. I was gone for much of her actual bday (due to a soccer game out of the area), but we managed to have a great night. The next day we went to her soccer game w/ cupcakes, and then went to see "Alice in Wonderland". Emily, Jake, and I really enjoyed it. Trey was kind of scared and didn't like the 3D glasses, and Rob thought it was just o.k. The movie was visually very attractive, and I thought the special effects were great (for what it's worth). It was a nice way to finish the weekend. That said, I needed one more day of weekend to catch-up on life...

We have birthday weekend number 2 coming up. The one in which 20+ girls show up at my house for a Leprechaun treasure hunt, assorted crafts, and food. Have I thoroughly planned it??? NO. But, I have the key pieces such as a couple of pots of "gold", and some lovely silver and green beaded necklaces- o.k. not really lovely, really just cheap silver and green beaded necklaces, but for our purposes we're going w/ lovely.

Now I just need to figure out a few craft ideas before Saturday and we're in good shape. My birthday party partner has left me (my sister) and moved out of state, so I'm on my own this time around. In the past anytime I came up with these involved party ideas I had a helper, which was always needed. This year I'm going to recruit my oldest daughter to help out (whether she likes it or not).

3 comments:

leah said...

Happy birthday, Emily! Sounds like a great day, with the movie and everything. I can't wait until we can go see more "grown up" movies with the kids (if it isn't a Pixar film, we haven't seen it, lol).

I can't really think of good Patrick's Day crafts...the only thing we do is make Leprechaun traps. But I don't think that would work for a party craft. Maybe you could buy little gold and green seed-beads and have the girls make friendship bracelets?

Laura said...

Your partner in crime is actually sad to miss out on this event! I enjoyed the past party days...well, except for the screaming. Enjoy! I can't wait to see pics!!

Erika said...

Can I help? Let me know! I would love to be dragged around to stores :) I miss your partner in crime though....