Sunday, September 12, 2010

End of the Summer Whirlwind

Another one of those whirlwind seasons.  It really was calm for the six weeks of Dan's recovery compared to this.   We have had birthdays, a wedding, a funeral, three sets of visitors, another art show all in the last three weeks.  Did I mention we are helping plant a new church in town, and next week is the launch? lol  I am in constant fifth gear it seems these days.  I know I have another two busy weeks in front of me and then perhaps the calm after the storm will come :)  Then hopefully I can get to my completely neglected garden.   Although I still am enjoying all its last fling beauty from a distance... when I don't look too close :)

Here is one day during the last three weeks were I had a little overflow of Nana creativity.  Meg asked if we could just have a simple family birthday party for Eden at my house this year.  She is in a 700 sq ft. apartment with two babies and in the middle of building a house.  That is another story...

So I said sure.  She warned me...keep it simple.  When I went to the grocery store that day, the Dollar store just beckoned my attention and I thought...well maybe I will just run in there real quick and see what I can do for under ten dollars to decorate for the family birthday.  Needless to say I was quickly inspired :)
 It turned into a fairy princess theme.  Notice the butterfly wands in the vase, and the fairy wings on my chandelier. 
 It all started when I saw these resin fairy princesses in the front of the store...for only dollar...I ask you how could I resist?

 All ready for the party when  in walked the birthday fairy princess!
 She was so thrilled with her party!

 of coarse little baby sis was adorable Sweet Pea
 I can hardly believe my Eden is three!

one other princess joined us for birthday cake

The evening ended with some wonderful entertainment from the hula  girls :)


Vee said...

Oh what delights for a little princess! I see her eyeing those fairy wings!! Happy Birthday to your grandgirlie... (John is going to go into shock when he discovers that she is already three.) Little sister is as cunnin' as can be, too.

Gosh, you sound busy. I'm praying for you and praying that there'll be some down time for you soon. God's richest blessings on the launch of the new fellowship.

Vee said...

John just came in to see the fun and said, "Oh no! A fairy got tangled up in the chandelier and ripped her wings off." What a nut!

melissa said...

I've missed you. ;)

And your decorating is wonderful...(love your house). And kudos to the Dollar Tree. You did good!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Sweet birthday child...sweet decor...and a beautiful rose garden!

I'm smiling...because I know just how that happens...from 'simple' to 'all out' in moments!

Barbara said...

Three already and how delightful to get this opportunity to give your darling granddaughter a party. I loved looking out of the window into your garden.

You certainly have had a busy time. I feel my summer never really came with Alan being out of it for nearly 2 months. It now feels like November.
Have been without an internet connection for a week but more of that on my blog.

podso said...

How sweet it all is! You did good on the decorations and party -- midst all that is going on. Hope you can take a deep breath now and then!


Just a little something from Judy said...

The dollar store would be wise to have you star in their commercials. You sure did make them look good. What a beautiful party! The centerpiece of roses on your dining room table would make Martha proud:) The little girls are just too cute! How fortunate they are to have you as their grandma.

Sara said...

Little girls look like they are such fun....I see them at Disneyland in their princess dresses with their hair all done up in pretty ribbons and dusted with glitter. How I would have loved that when I was their age! Having had only one child, my wonderful but one-and-only son, I missed out on the girly stuff.

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