Sunday, November 10, 2013

Charlotte's tea party

A few weeks ago we celebrated Charlotte's 7th birthday! She wanted to have some girlfriends over for a tea party this year, so Rob took the boys and the baby out for the afternoon and we girls had a girly fun time. 

Charlotte hand wrote her invitations and had very specific menu requirements.  This is not traditional tea party fare, but we had peanut butter & jelly sandwiches (no crusts of course,) egg salad on pita triangles, petit fours, raspberries, red grapes, lemonade, and pomegranate herbal tea. 

We ate cupcakes after singing happy birthday and the girls each decorated a small tote bag to take home with stickers, lollipops, and bracelets in them.

Charlotte is for sure our little social butterfly. She loved having her girlfriends (Adelyn, Eliza, Stori, and Raegan) over and having the focus of the day be on her.  They all played so well together, and I was glad my friend Emily decided to stick around and hang out with me while they partied. For dinner we had Chicken Pasta Primavera (Charlotte's favorite) and sang again and ate more cupcakes with Daddy, Toby, Jake, and Amelie. 
Charlotte is growing to be a thoughtful and kind girl.  She is still stubborn, and at times can be very bossy to her little brothers, but I think part of that is being the oldest child and learning early how to be in charge and delegate.  Ha!  Charlotte still loves to draw and now also writes stories.  She is so incredibly creative and we all enjoy reading her books.  Just before Halloween she won a drawing contest at school for "drug free" week.  She was so proud to receive a prize from the Principal and have her picture displayed in the hallway.  (Now she holds "drawing contests" at home- Rob won the last one which is why that is her favorite thing to do with Dad.)
I am thankful for Charlotte every day! I love seeing her develop her talents and appreciate her desire to be a help to me with her new baby sister.  She is her own person, and we love her and her originality.
Charlotte's birthday interview
What's your favorite color? Pink
What's your favorite movie? Rise of the Guardians
What's your favorite song? Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
What's your favorite food? Candy- is candy a food?
What's your favorite thing to do with Toby? build with his Legos
What's your favorite thing to do with Jacob? Cuddle
What's your favorite thing to do with Mom? Cuddle too
What's your favorite thing to do with Dad? a drawing contest
What’s your favorite part of the school day? Recess!
What do you want to be when you grow up? A mom!
What makes you feel happy? Candy!

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