Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rachel's Big Day

Rachel's party was scheduled to begin at 2:00 and everyone who was invited came!! The party was a 'water party' complete with a slip n slide, plastic pools with water toys, and a squirt bottle for everybody. It was a great day for a water party and a lot of much fun was had with the squirt bottles.
Everyone had their own squirt bottle to play with,
it was also the take home party favor.
After splashing about in the pools and the slip n slide, and riding our abundance of outdoor toys, everyone gathered under the shade and it was present time!

A beautifully handmade Lion pillowcase,
which also came with a matching shirt!
She asked for a purse, and she got one!
Complete with goodies inside.
Having lots of fun with a ribbon wand.
And for the grand finale...a big girl bike!!! We found this in a thrift store last month when we were camping at the beach. With some training wheels and new frills coming off the handle bars, it was like new!After presents, it was cake time! There were miniature cupcakes for all the kids and this cake for Rachel and the adults. On our way home from church, we stopped at the grocery store and Rachel picked out the flavors of ice cream. She chose Cookie Dough, and Peanut Butter Cup! Not long after the cake and ice cream and more playing was had, friends started leaving, but the party really didn't end there. After the majority of party guests had left, and it was just family left and one special friend, the party continued when we ordered pizza and pasta and fired up the Wii and Playstation for Singstar! Rachel had so much fun having all the extra time to play with her cousins and friend Bethany. They played dress up and restaurant and eventually had their turn signing some High School Musical tunes. Rachel had such a great time at her party and then her 'extended party' that lasted just before 10:00! It was a great day filled with lots of fun and special blessings! And now comes more fun...playing with all her new loot!


John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! You have no clue how many lives you have already touched in your few short years. Tonight I say a prayer that you will continue to touch lives as you already have. God Bless You!

The Ski's said...

Yippppeeeee, Rachel! So glad you had such a great birthday! Looks like you are a very special girl who is loved a whole bunch by your special family! (what a creative mom you have! Love the squirt bottle idea!) Glad you had such a special day, Rachel! Happy Birthday!