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Jamie at Lord, Make Me A Saint
Tracy at Pinewood Castle
Shelly at The Keeper of the Keys
Jessica at Shower of Roses
and new blogger Erika at To My Infinity
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Papa Bruce, Grandma Pat with Sabrina and Stanley
Auntie Annaleah and Mikayla
L-R: Bobby (Annaleah's boyfriend), Uncle Michael, Auntie Annaleah, (cousin Joey in front)
So what is left to do? Have the most girliest birthday party ever for Mikayla and her friends. She was asked to look in the yearbook and pick 6 of her closest friends to come for a purple butterfly party.
And mommy got in butterfly/purple mode for a week picking out and creating decorations. Her main requests were for sparkly things, butterfly things like butterfly sandwiches, time to play, and lots of balloons.
So that's exactly what she got. The girls arrived to the decorations in perfection. They were asked to sit at the table, where a placecard (from Target's dollar section nailpolish in a box that had a cupcake, name on the frosting) was set for them. They could color their paper doiley placemat and look through their goodie bags. Each girl got in their goodie bag a butterfly activity book and pencil, candy, ring pop, and stick on earings found at Party City.
The kids meal was all about metamorphasis. We started with a catepillar string cheese, chrystalis grapes, and butterfly sandwiches. This was a tea party lunch so we had warm apple cider poured from a tea pot into their plastic tea cups. And some delicious tea cookies.
After some play time outside and with Mikayla's collection of barbie dolls, doll house, and kitchen setup - we came back to the table to make a tissue paper butterfly. The kind where they wrap the tissue around a pencil end, dip it in glue, and stick them tightly to the butterfly paper cutout. This went a little slow and most didn't finish. They wanted to play again. Luckily only 2 out of 7 girls weren't into dolls.
We finished with ice cream and mini bundt cakes that I colored the batter purple, and they got to frost them.
When I mentioned that she could chose to recieve food donations for the food shelf in lieu of gifts, she excitedly requested it of her guests. The giving was overwhelming! Even her grandma and distant friends pitched in. A table full of food and school supplies, about 2 laundry baskets full. I can't wait to take her to Catholic Charities to bring the baskets of food.
I cannot believe she is 6 already and starting first grade. Where did all that time go?
This was just the highlight of our weekend, so much else happened! I went to a Blogger's Tea (posting that later on my personal blog), and I've been working intensely on our school year that I will post about soon. I have so much to catch up on!
Mikayla just loved her twirly skirt. She asked if she could wear it all the time. So in love with it myself, i said no - I'd have to make a play skirt for playtime. This material was picked out by this fairy princess at JoAnn Fabrics. She just loves butterflies, and found the perfect match of materials! She's got her mother's eye for it!
A good site I found: The Kings Daughters
This is a fun valance I put together for our school room. The material has little school supplies on it like scissors, crayons, glue, and rulers. I embellished with some buttons. I've made curtains before, but it's my favorite one so far! Now I have to paint the room to match! Agh! It will drive me nuts soon enough.
This is merely to prove that I really did make these things, not buy it. But for those who know me already, you know I can't just follow a pattern - I add, I modify, I adjust with ease! I "Melissa-fy it!"
So while I am sewing, I am also painting our closet and bathroom, preparing Mikayla's 6th Birthday party (yes - purple butterfly party), planning our school year (luckily I got Seton's curriculum to start from) , delivering the homeschool group's yearbooks, and a list of about 40 other things! I am one busy momma this month!
"If the house isn't a mess, the kids must be sick."