Monday, April 16, 2012

Our Rainbow party & Mono

Alright, when Ansley told me she wanted a birthday party for the first time since she was 1 (we are usually at Disney), I jumped on it. We started planning and crafting months ago. I was all too excited that she wanted a rainbow theme because there awesome ideas everywhere. She insisted that we invite every child in her first grade class, “because I don’t want anybody to be sad they missed my party”, I love her sweet spirit. So, of course I whipped up 18 invitations and off to school they went. I found the cutest, dress, I bought a lot of goodies—the plan being to serve all the sugar and sweetest they could hold and ship them home right in time for night service at church. Oh, yes did I mention we had to squeeze our party into a Sunday afternoon, thanks to all the extracurricular ball playing that we, and all of our friends have going on. We made favors and, decorations, I think that child had a new game planned everyday for a month. She is going to be a party planner, I just know it—or a cruise ship activities director. Then it happened she woke up Friday morning with her neck as swollen as her head, in fact she didn’t really have a neck anymore. We will skip through the details and let me just say my only days away from being 7-years-old daughter has the kissing disease. Thank fully with dr. permission we partied on, in between two two-hour naps and a 12 hour night’s sleep… Pray for us!

Love this dress, I found on Etsy for super cheap.013

The amazing wreath my sweet friend Brittany made123

Goodie bags and homemade hats…209


Party games…





I have wanted to make these for ages- super yummy207

The first birthday cake I ever made! (Thanks to Aunt Candace for the chocolate rainbows!064

just look at that puffy faced smile!071

I totally forgot to get that all important, this is the amazing inside shot—but here are the amazing left overs!089

We had lots more going on, but the point is it was a lot of fun. We are so thankful that she felt well, and that her friends were still willing to brave the germs!



I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139:14


  1. So glad the party got a go ahead. Looks like you guys had a blast. Hope Ansley gets feeling better.

  2. That looked like such a fun party. May have to steal a few of the rainbow ideas for our R unit in the spring. Praying Ansley is feeling better soon. Christy and Jordyn

  3. Awesome party, decorations and that fruit and cake are to die for! I'm impressed. You go with ya bad self. So is Ans feeling better?

  4. Cute party Charley! The details are amazing and wow Brittany did an awesome job on that wreath! Everything was just beautiful!!

  5. Autumn could relate with you, Jackson had mono a couple of months ago! Looks like the party was still a blast! Aunt Jess