We threw her a Let's Pretend costume party to celebrate. I decorated with pictures of characters past and present, famous and not. Party favors were CDs that included such songs as Ode to Imagination by Joe Wise and See You on the Moon by Great Lake Swimmers, etc.
Yes, I know the cupcake liners don't match; they have red hearts...those kinds of things don't make me happy. I overcooked the first batch, using up all of the pink liners. I could have made a desperate, last-minute trip to the store, but I took a deep breath and let it go.My friend Lori, who brought her 4 kids (a cowboy, a chef, a cow, and Laura Ingalls), did a pretty thorough job documenting the party. I'm going to be a little lazy/blame my writer's block and say: please visit her blog for more complete party details.
In fact, I had to "steal" one of her pictures because I accidentally deleted the one picture I took of Tornado dressed as...what else, a tornado. As the party date approached, I took Tornado to the party store and offered to buy him any costume he wanted (so I wouldn't have to make one). He was SET on being a tornado, though, and he was set on making it himself. I thought it was great. He taped polyfil onto a garbage bag and stuck pictures like a bus, a farmer, animals, balls, a barn, etc. on with Velcro.
We had a roomful of very cute kiddos, like this transformer and his little "monkey" sister.
Sissy first started saying she wanted to dress up like Dora or a princess. Of course. I really wanted her to wear this costume, though, because Tornado and Dash had worn it at her age. It's just one of those items that makes me feel sentimental. So even though it's really a boy Indian outfit, she happily agreed to wear it when I promised she could accessorize with a pink headband and pink shoes.
For some strange reason, I put TWO candles on her cupcake, rather than three. So weird.
Wow...I think I've done it. I think I just completed a blog post. Sigh. I might just surprise you and blog again during the next week.