Wednesday, December 19, 2012

You Say Its Your Birthday...and other long-awaited events

The much talked about event for the past 3 months has finally taken place.  Miranda finally had her first friend birthday party.  With her birthday being on Christmas day, it takes some planning to make a birthday party  happen three weeks before the blessed event so that friends can actually attend.  She chose a Scooby Doo theme, which I slightly encouraged over princesses so that the boys attending would want to participate.  After our gourmet, Hot & Ready pizzas...

 ...we made Scooby Doo treat bags...
Miranda wanted to play pin the head on Daphne...
we modified that slightly to be "Pin the Headband on Daphne."
We also played "Throw the Scooby Snacks in Scooby's Mouth,", did a treasure hunt and had a candy tower (kind of like a pinata).
And yes, we got a bounce house.  I went back and forth on this for some time.  I thought it was silly and over-indulgent to get a bounce house, but I decided to do it anyway.  I did it more for Steve and me than I did for Miranda.  My thought was, "if all else fails, they can go jump for the 2 hours."
The party was a smashing success and I'm glad its over:)

Another long awaited event...Miranda had her first dance recital on Saturday.  Her ballet/tap class danced to "Me and My Teddy Bear" at their Christmas recital.  For over a year now she has been saying she wantes to dance on a stage.  So, here she is folks...okay she's not exactly dancing in this picture, but she did dance.

In other news, Mitchell does not like Santa Clause.
Suzie and Michael were in town last weekend for work/Christmas party 
so we got to see them and had a yummy brunch at Crackers & Co.




  1. Looks like a really fun party. Wish we could have been there but we will see you next week anyway.

  2. Congratulations! I did Brenna's first friend party this year too--at least mine was in Aug, not during the Christmas rush! Looks like lots of fun!

  3. Hahaha! You're way of writing cracks me up. I love it. That cake is adorable! Miranda is lucky to have you. And just for the record, I don't think a jump house is ever over-indulgent. We have the same problem with Brady's Birthday. I think we are going for January this year. :P

  4. Happy birthday Miranda. That's quite the party you had. Scooby Doo is a good choice. The picture of Mitchell with Santa cracks me up.