Alea's 5th birthday party was a smashing success and we are still recuperating LOL! We had 17 people, but only 2 children - Alea & her "boyfriend" Alex. Alea started the day with her presents from Mom & Dad and Grammy Lory & Papa. Alea & her dolly, Pearl, just loved their matching fuzzy pink robes! Mom & I worked all the day before on cake, cupcakes, & pinata. We never got to break the pinata which I think did NOT break Tomy's heart LOL. The party theme was the Princess castle, changed the last minute by Alea, I was supposed to make a doll cake (one of those skirt ones with a doll pick body) but as I was getting out the stuff Alea decided she like the castle pan better so Tomy & I switched gears. We had homemade pizza, salad, chips & dip, punch, and cake & ice cream - lots of everything! The confetti balloons were a big hit with Alea & Alex and we are still finding bits of confetti on things! Aunt Jessi & Uncle Willie got her a scooter so Alex used her bike & they raced around and around the room. Pin the tail on the dragon was fun, especially watching the grown-ups play on their knees. Alea got lots of "messy" presents - markers, puzzles, nail polish, etc. - wish we'd had them during Christmas break LOL!
Finally managed to get pictures uploaded & placed - thank you Meari, Dawn, & Mel! We've spent the past 2 days cleaning up & sweeping confetti. I finally got to do a little stitching - here is my latest WIP, Tall Sandwich to go with Tall Sundae. It doesn't look like much yet, but it does go fairly quickly when I do get to stitch on it. I can't wait to get it finished & hang them both in my kitchen!
We're having another beautiful day today, sun & clouds with a high close to 60, but snow & rain coming in tomorrow with a high only in the lower 40s - guess I'll have to keep the fire going.
Stay warm & Happy Stitching!