Sunday, April 05, 2009

Project 365, Week 14 - A princess and her bling-bling

We were invited to a birthday party at our neighbor's house last night. Specifically, a party for their 6 year old girl. Which meant that there was an entire passel of other 6 year old party-goers there with her.

I say this with the upmost degree of love, because Savannah has a good deal of the Drama Queen in her, too - but who knew that putting multiple 6 year olds together for a party -and a sleep over - could create such drama?

I think Ricardo is scarred for life - I can totally see him banning all sleep-overs for Savannah for the next 20 years.

I personally have never been a huge fan of the sleep-over, even when I was young, but I suppose I'll have to deal with it sooner or later. Is 6 the age when this is supposed to start happening? I don't know. But I DO know that there will be a limit to the guests - 2, I think. Not 13. I'm learning some extremely valuable lessons from my neighbor.

The theme was a princess tea party, and the hostess passed out tiaras and necklaces, earrings and gigantic rings to all the girls, and they all fluttered around in their shiny and bedazzled princess dresses.

Ricardo taught Savannah a new word: bling-bling. As in, "Look at my bling-bling - it's bigger than my hand!"

Savannah insisted that I was a princess too. Who am I to argue? Apparently I'm a princess with slightly crooked glasses. I'll blame it on the way Savannah was smashed into the side of my face.

Other pictures from our week:

Like a good blogger, I forgot to take an "after" picture of my sparkling clean fridge. But it's done! And oh, it's beautiful.

This is what I received in the mail that totally made my entire week - I helped Lisa out with her blog, and she was sweet enough to send me this package of goodies. Believe me, I wasted no time in getting to Starbucks for a Skinny Cinnamon Dolce. Lisa, thank you!

Thanks to Sara for hosting Project 365.

Now I'm off to take my Sunday afternoon nap.


sara said...

wow, 13 6 year olds....that neighbor is either very brave....or crazy!!!

I was thinking in my mind "where is the after picture" when I read your next you want to come clean mine? please?!!!

TCKK said...

Your daughter is so cute in all her bling bling.

Krystal said...

For me, 6 is to early for a sleep over, but that's because I am "scared" that way! We are about to have Alli's first slumber party birthday at the end of the month...but she will be 10 and we will not have 13 attending!

I know you feel so much better after cleaning your fridge! You should see my laundry room's time for another cleaning! It's our "dump everything out of your arms onto the floor room"!

Miss Savannah looks so sweet in her bling bling! Girls love all that bling bling!

Have a great nap!

Carpoolqueen said...

I have had ONE sleepover at my house (invited ONE little boy).

I will never have a sleepover again.

The end.

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous bling bling! And yes, the drama starts early and only gets worse. Sleepovers started for us at age 6, and ended at age 8. Never again! Too much drama! We stick to one or two friends at a time, and I stay awake. Otherwise they're up until 2 a.m. and that is NO fun the next day.

We loved Bolt!

So, if you were helping someone else with a blog design and she wanted to send you a goody package for all your hard work, what kinds of things would you like in it?

Rachelle said...

I think you make a lovely princess!

Gretchen said...

It seems to me (as I rock in my rocking chair) that sleepovers are happening at a MUCH younger age then they did when I was a girl. I mean, I don't think I started until 5th grade--4th at the very earliest. Certainly old enough that my parents didn't have to worry about a middle of the night phone call because I was too scared to stay.

One thing I did when my dtr was 5 was a 1/2 sleep over. They wear their pajammies over at about 4 p.m., and by 7 or 8, they are ready for pick up. Still the dancing and bling-bling, and tomfoolery, without the sleeping woes. Also made a gift for my dtr very clear: new pjs. ;)

Again, as I rock in my chair, I wonder what these kids will have to look forward to. The bar is being raised so high each time. Kinda sad to me. Though I'm in no way condemning your friend. I've done my share of big parties. When my kids were 1 and 2, I totally ignored the standard (one kid per year) and invited all our family and chosen family over for BBQs and the like. Whatever works.

The Fritz Facts said...

13 Kids...Holy Hannah! That woman is either a saint or a glutten for punishment! Bless her!

We have a limit of 5, because that will make 6 including Boo. Always do even numbers!! That I have learned. Odd numbers ALWAYS lead to someone feeling left out.

jennifer said...

You and Savannah are too cute!

Kim said...

I know some moms thrive on chaos and large numbers of kiddos. Not me. Not wanting to be a total birthday-bah-humbug, my kids were allowed big parties every 5 years. Other years we had a few friends over.

It does seem as though things are happening earlier and earlier. I wouldn't have thought of a sleepover for 6-year-olds when my daughter was little. I guess it depends on the girls and how well they do away from mom and dad overnight.

Great photos, by the way :-)

Amber said...

Sleepovers make me shudder. Would not wish those on my worst enemy.

Love the bling!

And you are SO a princess!! :)

fransmomma said...

your daughter is too cute!! i love her giant bling. we saw bolt at the dollar theatre too. such a deal when they lose interest with half an hour left!!

Lisa said...

I plan to avoid the sleepover thing as long as possible. Totally selfishly, that's just a really long time to be responsible for someone else's child. We do sleepovers with cousins for babysitting purposes and for fun, but family is different.

Your pictures are great from the week! A dollar theater sounds like a lot of fun...we don't have those around here.

You are most welcome for the card...wish it could have been more. You did an amazing job on my blog and I'm so grateful!

Esthermay said...

You read our minds: I wondered where the "after" shot was too :)

Six year olds? Sleepover!? omigoodness. I've always frowned on the both coveted and dreaded "sleepover" . . .but six? They grow up soooo fast, don't they!?
Wonderful photos this week - I especially like the Larger-than-Life Ring-Bling.
Glad to see you survived. I've been dressed up like a Queen during princess dress-up too.

Nise' said...

That was one brave mom! Did Savannah make it all night? Our rule was no sleepovers until age 10. I had to go pick up our firstborn too many times in the middle of the night!

LuAnn said...

I say that mom gets a medal!!! Yikes that seems scary.
I love Savanah's bling too.
Blessings this week!!!

Alana said...

Cute pictures! Get ready for another fun package this week!

Tracy's Porch said...

You so know how to work a princess tiara!

Colored With Memories said...

totally a princess...crooked glasses or not!

and i sure hope sleepovers don't start that young either...that totally weirds me out!

aren't the skinny cinnamon dolces the best...they don't even taste fake sugary!

although if you have a dunkin donuts near you, you must try their sugar free blueberry flavor shot!

Carrie said...

Thank you so much for leaving a comment so that I could visit your beautiful blog! Emily just had her first sleepover with a friend Friday night. She did great,but was soooo tired. I'm with you, I'm not a huge fan, but will take it as it comes! Your little girl is simple adorable, I love her cheeks! Have a wonderful day, and I will visit again! {BTW, I live in southern Indiana, is that your home state? I've lived in IN ALL my life.}

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

As always, I really enjoyed the pictures. They always help me feel like I know you a little bit more.

I checked out the blog you designed and love your work! You are so talented my friend!

Lois Lane II said...

Of COURSE you're a princess, too! =) Those are some precious pictures.

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

I seriously hope Rachel never asks for a big sleepover.

You girls are so cute! :)

And WOW that is some serious bling on that hand!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Your daughter is too cute...So happy to find your blog...I will be back often.
Hope you will stop by my blog .
I am going to have a "card box" giveaway every month. With so many comments, I decided this must be a prize that bloggers wanted.
This drawing will be the last day of April.
Every comment you leave throughout the month will enter your name in the drawing.
This NEW blogger was so touched by all the comments I got on the Blog Party, that I decided to make this a monthly GIFT...
Also, if you mention my blog, telling about the monthly giveaway, you will have your name entered 10 extra times...How is that for an incentive?
I was so blown away by all the responses that I wanted to email each person personally, but TIME... just has not permitted..but I did love reading all of them..I am continuing to introduce my family members and then there will be some fun blogs coming up from Disney World in May. I am so thankful for all my new friends.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

I do one sleep over a year, because I am not a big fan either. I let the boys each pick a friend to come to spend the night. We call it our boys night out. I do it in the summer so that I can send them outside to burn off some of the excess boy energy.

Loved the picture of you and Savannah!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love the pictures and the bling-bling rocks!;)

StephieAnne said...

Wow, 13 6 year olds for a slumber party? Omigosh - that would be way too much for me to deal with. But, FANTASTIC pictures - crooked glasses and all!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

We have sleepovers occasionally but normally with my pastor's 3 girls who are all one year younger than my 3. So far I have only let Faith have over one friend at a time to sleep over. I think one or two friends is more than enough for a sleepover. I am NOT into the "invite everyone so no one feels left out." My kid has a best friend. If your kid not her best friend help her deal with it. Life is full of disapointments. Maybe I am harsh, but I also know my limits. I could not handle more than 3 extra girls in my house at a time! :)

Nicole @ Four Real said...

Thank you for your sweet comments about my kiddos! Your little girl is too cute! Nice to meet you too! :)