Friday, July 8, 2011

Party On!

It was quite the party. An art party. 

My sister, (who has some exciting news, btw), made up a precious rhyme for the invitations...

Sister's Turning 7! 
It's Her Birthday, Ya Know?
We'll Celebrate with Cake & Candy
& Have An Art Show!

And that, my friends, is exactly what we did.

Mama and I stayed up past midnight adding layer upon layer of candy to the cake. (We may or may not have eaten some, too.)

We wrapped the breakfast room table with paint drop cloth and topped her with canvases, paints, and cups of candy!

I walked them through a really simple little painting...

We painted the background and stuck on our little birds, and The Engineer blew them dry with a hairdryer, 'cause he rocks like that.

And while they got good and dry, we sang Happy Birthday to the birthday girl.

But we had these cellophane wrapped suckers on top of the cake, you see, and one caught there was a little drama!


Fabric and paper and paint...and the children wrote:

"My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; My soul also, which You have redeemed." ~Psalm 71:23

The very next day was Little Bit's birthday. 

Always prepared, Mama had Little Bit's gifts wrapped and ready. I, on the other hand, did not. 

So Little Bit opened a few gifts from Bobo...

and played...

and played...

and then we hit the road because...

We had another party for Sister and Little Bit a little closer to the great-grands, so they could celebrate with us. Mama cooked up a FEAST and spread her finest. It was delicious!!!

My baby sister and her little boy joined in the festivities. (He and Little Man are QUITE the pair.)

JJ made the three tiered cake with homemade butter cream frosting. (Why haven't I asked her to make EVERY cake?)

Everyone sang to the girls...

Sister blew out all the candles before Little Bit knew what was happening...

So we re-lit two so she could have a turn.

What happy memories for the girls! Thank you fam for all you did to celebrate and make the days special! We LOVE birthdays!


  1. An art party! What a great idea and it looks like they had fun! Love their pictures!! And I love the candy cake-adorable!! BTW- your hair is so long!! I love it!!

  2. THAT is the cutest birthday party EVER! What fun!!!!

    Happy Birthday to all!

  3. I will have to steal this idea for my girls in a few years (the art party). Maybe you can just come up and host it for me : ) Your babies are so blessed to have you as mama!

  4. What a fun party idea! And I love the girls' dresses....especially Lil Bit's with the smocking. You have such lovely girls, Jenn!

  5. Happy happy day! I am so glad y'all had great birthday days!!! The parties are just perfect, and I am so impressed by your creativity! Love it!!!

  6. Looks like such fun! Happy Birthday to your girls!

  7. So late in commenting...but, do want to say ~ Happiest of Birthdays to your little ladies! :)

    Fun times!

  8. I love your photo series. Makes me feel like a part of the family!

  9. Rock on! I love how you do birthdays, always special and fun. And, what a party!!!! I love every last detail.

    Late birthday kisses to two very precious girls.