September 21, 2012

september 5th.

I guess I never did a recap of Ashlynn's birthday, did I? 
Well here is how the day went down.
I got up a 4 to make cinnamon rolls.

It was worth it, they were so, so good.
The night before, Ryan and his dad were up until 1am putting together her present in the dark.
We decided to get her a trampoline.
Best purchase ever.
She spends hours on it a day, it has a lock on it so basically its like a playpen for big kids.
Walking down the steps into the front yard...
Her first glance of her new "jumpoline"
That smile is pure joy.
She and Rapunzel thoroughly enjoyed it.
Later in the day my mother and sister in law took the girls on a walk to the park and we had a picnic for lunch.
That night we just had a low-key dinner at home.
We were saving up our energy for the real party on Saturday.
Now let me just say that the Lord has been after me lately with letting things go of how I would like them done.
I envisioned the party layout a completely different way than it happened.
My thought was to string banners all throughout the trees to look the the city where Rapunzel was from. Unfortunately, we also happened to have a major windstorm the same day and NOTHING would stay strung up. We had little sunburst flags all over the yard.
And my thought of having the tables all set nice and cute was also a bust.
Oh well. The food was unbelievable good and she had fun.
The one piece of decor that survived,
a yarn braid of hair.
Her favorite part was the painting table.
As in, while everyone else ate, she stayed at the table by herself to paint.
The other comical part was trying to light the candles.
They wouldn't.
The wind was blowing too hard.
Ryan was able to get the top one to light and we quickly sang happy birthday.
By the time the song was done, there was no flame to blow out and the top cupcake fell on the ground.
It was ridiculous and hilarious.
It just goes to show you that none of that other stuff matters.
Ashlynn was blessed, our guests had fun and left really full, and our neighbors were graced with all of our flyaway decorations.
I so enjoyed celebrating the life of our daughter and that is what I will remember.

10 comments:

  1. Ashlynn is an absolute beauty! What a great party, she is one lucky lil gal :)

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  2. I love the picture of Reigna and Ash! So cute.

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  3. We have been wanting to get a trampoline for the kids. This post just did it for me. Where did you get it from?

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  4. Ashlynn has such a natural grace to her beauty. I think that every time I see a picture of her. Can't wait to see her as an adult, I hope to live that long!

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  5. Your blog is too cute! You have one gorgeous little girl there! I love the honesty you give, sometimes things don't go our way, and thats okay! Daily lesson.

    New follower!
    -Kayla

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  6. Nothing else matters because it's the small things that mean the most, and its the thought that counts! :)) She is beautiful! btw thanks for the idea of cupcake heaven !
    -Jesika
    www.withlovejka.com

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  7. Nothing else matters because it's the small things that mean the most, and its the thought that counts! :)) She is beautiful! btw thanks for the idea of cupcake heaven !
    -Jesika
    www.withlovejka.com

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  8. Nothing else matters because it's the small things that mean the most, and its the thought that counts! :)) She is beautiful! btw thanks for the idea of cupcake heaven !
    -Jesika
    www.withlovejka.com

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  9. Wow Ashlynn is the most cute baby girl I have ever seen in pictures...she is so so sweet indeed...I am so blessed to find this cute baby girl... :)

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  10. i would have had SO MUCH FUN at her rapunzel party! i had a rapunzel party for my last bday, LOL.

    and so impressed you got up at FOUR to make cinnamon rolls. seriously that is amazing.

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