Emily's Birthday party

well I did it... I pulled it all together...got up early despite huge protests from my body and will! was out the door at 9 am after travelling ALL day the day before.....got all the goodie bag stuff, the cake hot dogs and other goodies, picked up Jackson and Mocha and was home in time to clean with the help of the girls and throw the goodie bags together......we had invited 6 of her friends.......only 2 showed up! I felt so bad for her but she is a trooper and took it all in stride, these things happen when your birthday falls right after the busiest time of the year and people are plain burnt out. STILL.....one mom I called said "oh ya we are not coming out, we have plans, I forgot to call you this morning"..... I wasn't rude but I let it be known in my voice that I wasn't impressed. 2 of the other girls forgot to give their mom the invitations and 1 I just never heard from. Anyways we had a good time swimming with the help of Sandra, once we found the right pool that is! oh man I don't think I can ever do things the easy way! then we can home had hot chocolate and chocolate ice cream cake and then opened presents......she loved all her presents and the crap load of barbie stuff I got her off of e-bay. Then GUB and GAM (great uncle barry and great aunt marion from the ranch) and Daniel ( who fixed my internet connection yeah for people who know how to fix stuff, he is my cousin's boyfriend) came and we went out for Chinese buffet....it was really good and a fun day........oh and 1 more grip.....NO family members called Emily to wish her a happy birthday....NOT ONE...I know we just saw our family this week but I thought they would still call her and wish her a happy birthday.....but nope no one did.......uh hem...love how I am trying to make you feel guilty!! enjoy the photos. Seth Hally and Emily her 2 closest friends.
I got her all this great retro barbie stuff....I am sure they have about 500 pieces of clothing now!! no kidding!
spin the bottle
balloon fight
thankful for good friends......uh hem who SHOW up!! hehe



Sandra and J with Emily, I am so glad that J was able to be here for her birthday! ok and I LOVE how Emily is looking up to J in this picture! priceless

9 comments:

Shash said...

I talked to you on the phone but you seemed just so busy busy and I forgot to ask you to put Em on the phone. Sorry about that - I was thinking about it all day. I failed as an Aunt.... sorry Emily!!

Happy Belated Birthday my dear! Don't sweat it Em, my kids have experienced MANY of this same thing. It sucks at times to be so far away...

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Love the pics!! Only 2 people showed up for SlowMo's 2nd birthday, but she was only 2 so she didn't know better, but I was not happy!! My husband only got one non family birthday party when he was little, and no one showed up. He's still bitter about it. Poor guy. Anyway, she looks like she had a great time!!

Yellow Mama said...

I have a few similar stories to tell, but she was surrounded with love...and that is important.

Shash said...

I mean in both situations... few kids showing up and NO family members calling...

Parties are getting too expensive and way too much work. I'm going to start bribeing them to not have parties soon... how old were Tam's kids when she started that?

redheads said...

Happy Birthday EM! I hope you enjoyed yourself.

Love the pics the one of Em and J is Priceless.

PaPa said...

Hey Emily
Sorry we didn't call you on your BIRTHDAY. Actually I just sat down last night and marked in my daytimer year calendar - all our childrens and grandchildrens and granddaughters birthdays and anniversariers down. Know how many - 24 dates in total. Now you know the reason we still are working.
Emily - was gereat seeing you last Friday and HAPPY BIRTHDAY _ (Late) from
PaPa and NaNa

theresa said...

Lala, didn't you just move? And your daughter made so many good friends already? even though most didn't show, around where I live it takes a year or two to make friends once you move...another reason why I'm so out of NY as soon as I can.

Love the pics! And the retro Barbie stuff.

Nikkie said...

I'm so happy that she had two good friends come to her party. I think thats pretty good turn out for just moving to the area. I'm glad she had a good birthday!

MugwumpMom said...

Sorry, I missed it too...I'm a little dazed and confused these days. Anyhoo...happy Birthday Em!!