Friday, February 21, 2014

fancy shmancy...

If you know my Caroline, you'll rarely see her in a pair of jeans.  So far in life, it's all dresses and sparkles, baby.

So naturally, when I asked her months ago what kind of birthday she wanted this year, her request was that it be fancy.

Us, fancy??  We're usually anything but.

But we had a blast pulling it off and giving her a birthday to remember.

(and I think I'm done in from it all...)

Eating lunch with the birthday girl at school

The fancy birthday girl, ready for a party!

Fancy gals.

(I cannot get over her little ankle pop pose here!  LOVE her!)
 Another fancy pose.
 And another.

Do we look like divas?
Mama with her six year old.
 Daddy with his six year old.
 And little Jameson was all spiffed up, too.
One Fancy Shmancy Family

Enough with the pictures... 

 It's time to par-tay!

With a little help from the dollar store, Walmart, and lots of 15-year-old glass wedding gifts, I'd say we were lookin' pretty fancy!
 I have to admit, it was a little weird putting "666" on all these cupcakes... ha!

And this shall be my own personal contribution to the blog "Cake Wrecks," because as you can see, I have absolutely NO experience, equipment, or skill when it comes to writing on cakes... :)  

(and the picture actually makes it look better than it did in real life...)

 We had some fancy friends.

This had to be little girl heaven-- singing along to "Let it Go" from the movie Frozen while twirling around in fancy dresses around the kitchen.  Does it get any better than that?!?
 And we had lots of fancy guests, too.

(Caroline's request--requirement?-- was that everyone had to come dressed fancy.  She about died with excitement when some of our students came in formals!)
 These two were the star of the show when it came to being fancy!  (The picture doesn't even do it justice-- they were sparkling!)

I can't say enough wonderful things about Holly and John and our love for them and their family.  They have loved us so well over the past six years.  We are so, so grateful for them.
 The three girls with fancy nails.
 The moment she couldn't WAIT for... "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you....."

Because that meant.... it was time to open presents!

She went crazy over getting my old point-and-shoot camera.

 (Like mother, like daughter?  We are honestly like two peas in a pod, it's scary...)
 She got SO many cute earrings, headbands, and crafts.

(Aaannd here's another one of this cute guy.)

She LOVED the personalized music bag and violin charm necklace from her Mamie.

"(gasp!)  IT'S GOT MY NAME ON IT!!!" she screamed as she opened it.  :)
The grand finale of the party was her "big gift" from us, a Razor scooter.  I don't think she's stopped riding it since the party.  (which made us feel really great, since it was literally a last minute gift idea when a couple of other gifts hadn't come in the mail yet due to the snow storm last week!)  

Can't believe our little girl is SIX.  
It's like I've blinked and six years have gone by.

We love you, sweet Caroline.
You mean so, SO much to us,
and we couldn't be more thankful
that you were adopted into this
crazy little family of ours.


  1. It's not over till the fat lady sings (next Friday!!) Love you, glad you had such a fancy shmancy birthday party. See you next Friday!!