Let me just tell you about this “school party”. I have never felt more out of the loop and “mommy fail” than I did this day. Ellie asked me to bring cupcakes to her class. She wanted chocolate cupcakes with mint chocolate chip frosting. So, I baked, loaded up and took the almost hour long bus to celebrate with her classmates. Imagine my surprise when another student also had a birthday that day. You see, there are 2 first grade classes, but they are in one room separated by a sink. When I looked over and saw her two tiered cake with tiny little dwarfs and mushrooms crafted out of modeling chocolate, complete with candles, punch, fruit, and party favors, I felt embarrassed. Here I was with cupcakes. Just cupcakes. Nothing fancy or even pretty! The other birthday girl wanted everyone to sing to her, so we all sang to her, then they all sang to Ellie. Only Ellie didn’t have candles to blow out afterward. Needless to say, I got out of there as fast as I could. Ellie was pleased and didn’t care one bit that her classmate had a big, beautiful spread. She was just happy I came.
Excuse that all of these pictures are out of order. Let your mind rearrange the sequence of events after you read through them 🙂 Ellie wanted to have a sleepover for her party this year…with an owl theme. We had some more photo props that were, once again, a lot of fun to play with!
We played a game that they had to act out different movies and people. It was hilarious watching them do their best to act things out. The two teams were neck in neck and almost tied the game! It was close! At bedtime, they all decided to read books. It made my heart race to hear Ellie reading to her best friend. So thankful.
That is her owl cake and owl cookies. The middle picture are her school friends that rode the bus home with her. Two other friends met them at the bus stop at our house. Ellie is one blessed little girl when it comes to friends! The game on the right was a human web. It was confusing and hard and the best part was throwing yarn. You win some, you lose some. This one wasn’t a great choice. Ha!
Ellie got a box a few days before her birthday. It about killed her to not open her presents early!! Her cousins sent her some pictures and a little doll toy that she did get early. She carries it around and loves it. Christmas presents came in the box too, so our tree doesn’t look so empty now!
Ellie got a new baby doll that she names Julie Ranelle Strange. Some flashcards to help her read that she loves to do. A card with cupcakes that made me happy to see. She also got some glittery silver Sperry’s, crafts, and a bottle sucker (this made her day!). I’m not sure why I don;t have pictures of that, but I do know that my girls have the best grandparents around!
Her friends are a lot like her and can’t be serious. The hugging picture is her bestie Lydia. She is half Chinese/half English and has the most adorable accent ever. I love to listen to her talk. All of these girls were so well behaved and wonderful. We had a great time!