Let me first say that I love birthdays. They are such a big deal to me. They are the only day that belongs to just one person in the family. (Unless you’re one of those unlucky people who are
|Eden on her 4th birthday. She was really excited about having her own decorated chair!|
But birthdays are all yours. And my poor
didn’t really get much of a birthday
last year. We had just moved to Eden
on June 2nd and there were boxes everywhere. We had absolutely NO
money for a party. Zip. Nada. Her birthday dinner was toasted cheese and tomato
soup. I baked her a cake, but it looked like crap so I stuck candles in her
toasted cheese to make up for the fact that her birthday was so lame. Her gifts?
A $5 umbrella from Wal-Mart and a bath toy that I had gotten for free that she
was way too old for. And Landon couldn’t even be here since he was still
training for work. Lame-o. So this year, I am determined to give her just the
party she wants. Never mind that we will have just moved into a new place.
Never mind that we will again have boxes everywhere or that Landon will be in a
new training program (but should
actually be home this time). This party’s going to rock! Lincoln
|Eden's birthday dinner. Notice the boxes off to the left and the mess on the right.|
|Sad little birthday cake!|
|What a sweetheart to be so excited about such lame gifts!|
Now I’ll be honest, when we first rented Gnomeo & Juliet I didn’t even want to watch it. I picked it up at Redbox one night when Landon had been gone for a couple of days and I just needed to keep the girls occupied for a couple of hours to finish off the day. But it was really cute! Surprisingly cute. And the Elton John soundtrack was perfect. I’m not normally a huge Elton John fan, but it was so fun for this movie! As soon as the movie was over,
announced that she wanted a Gnomeo & Juliet birthday party. And I said, “As
you wish.” (Name that movie!) Eden
I started searching the online Bibles of ideas—Pinterest and Google. And I was happily surprised to find out that there are actually a lot of fun ideas for a Gnomeo & Juliet-themed party. So I’m working on it. I’ll leave you with a couple of the ideas that I really love. I definitely won’t be able to do all of this, but I’m really excited to do a couple of fun things for her!
Pssst! If you want to see where I found these pictures, here’s the link to my Pinterest board. : )