Thursday afternoon I rushed up the sidewalk to the party which was in full swing.
My flight landed about the same time as the party started.
My princess dress / highschool graduation dress from 1977 was already hanging and it was one quick zip and off I went.
She had confided in me earlier that there would be no boys at this party.
No brothers...and no boy cousin.
Only girl cousins and Aunties, Omi, Oma...
that was it!
There was a photo op all ready for each guest to have a photo taken with the birthday girl.
It was having a hard time staying put so I with my yellow chiffon joined in the backdrop and held up one end.
We were all asked to wear a princess dress...
oh the fun we had.
I hardly ever get invited to dress up anymore but wouldn't mind a few more invitations like this.
Oh the fun of watching the opening of gifts and the joy of seeing them come close as she opened up their gift.
The most exciting part was the pouring of the tea.
As the grammie..
I was asked to please finish their cup of tea over and over so they could pour another cup of tea.
My mom's first set of good dishes was pulled out for the occasion.
There is always a little bit of my mom with me and it was very sweet to see the dishes used for this occasion too.
The decision on which Tracycake to pick was difficult.
I settled on a chocolate pretzel...
At the end of the party...
I smiled as I saw Mommy and her little girl play and hug.
Lord, bless this relationship.
Thank you for this amazing Mommy who loves you and raises her children in a way that they see Jesus through her everyday life.
Thank you for your presence in this home and for your leading and guiding.
thank you for the gift of family.
all for now...