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
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