Marilla became a five year old this week. So we celebrated last weekend.
I knew it was going to be a party, but I didn't know it was going to be this much of a party!
The terribly proud birthday girl
Ashley braiding Lily's hair for the party
The festive kitchen. This might not look too impressive, party-wise, but it is the most extravagant we have gotten with any birthday party. Be amazed.
All sorts of fun
Delighting in Cheyenne's present. And look how pleased Cheyenne is in the background!
Check. it. out!
I liked the decorations.
Seeing the bunk bed Uncle Justin made for her Bitty babies
Unwrapping the quilts, pillows, and sheet sets I made to go with the bunk bed
Trying it out
I had never made sheets before and Justin had never made a bunk bed, so we were terribly proud that it turned out so cute! Or at least I was. Justin is probably just used to making things that work right. The sheets were giving me fits, but I kept thinking about how much I would have loved a sheet set for a doll bed when I was a kid and how much Rilla would love it. And once I got the measurements and technique right, it was quite fun. Little things are more fun.
I had planned to make two sweet little blue and white quilts for the bunk bed, but surprise, surprise, I ended up not having time. So I thought I would just make the quilts later and give them to Rilla afterwards. But it bothered me, since it was just more fun to get a bed with a blanket all together. Then I remembered these quilt squares that Mom had given me awhile ago. She found them at a garage sale and I didn't know quite what to do with two random squares. Besides making throw pillows, which we have quite enough of. So I added a white border to make them big enough, sewed some handy fat quarters on the back and finished it off. And now I have little quilt squares cut out in blue and white. The girls are pestering Justin for their own bunk bed and Justin is already talking about improvements he could make on the next one... so more wee quilts seem to be in my future.
Singing around the cake
A cute tummy
The kids had to carry the bunk bed out so Elsie could see it.
On Daddy's shoulders
Pat, pat, smack! Pat, pat, smack!