On to the birthday. Our girls don't expect big nor elaborate parties or presents. We have been known to give our children battery operated toothbrushes with Hello Kitty toothpaste ~ much to their delight.
This year I wanted a party for Mei that was a little bit more special. We invited 7 girls to share in her 7th birthday. I thought it would also be a good way to get to know some local homeschoolers as well. Yes, practical and yet fun...win win. We decided on PIONEER theme. So dress up of course. Not all the girls had pioneer dresses or bonnets, so I took it upon myself to sew 7 new bonnets for 7 sweet girls. Besides, we had missed out on some birthday parties, so this was like our belated birthday gifts to them. Practical and thoughtful and fun...win win win.
All 3 of my girls thought carefully about who would receive which bonnet and then Mei put them into a decorated brown paper bag with her Thank You note. ( I didn't hear any crying over someone getting the wrong one, so hopefully it worked out fine)
The day before a party is full of "party prep". Here the girls are giggling as they cut the cheese into little shapes. Cracker, cheese, pickles, cinnamon buns, licorce sticks and cake was our menu.
The soon to be birthday girl
I started experimenting with this idea of a cake shaped like a wagon. I think this will work out ok.
At 9:30 pm we took the dog over to my Dad and he advised us to clean the wound with peroxide, then rub some powdered lime into it. We did as advised and all was well....until dumb dog started scratching again. So the next morning said DOG got a girdle. HA HA. We won!