Saturday, September 6, 2008

Surprise!!

In my attempts to redeem myself and to keep a promise long made long ago, this weekend we successfully pulled off a surprise 8 1/2 year old birthday party for dear Miriam. In our family, each kid gets a special sleepover party when they turn 8. Being that Miriam's birthday is in the middle of basketball season and during the months that there is always at least one person sick, it just didn't happen.

A few weeks ago I found a paper that she had written. It was a letter to herself in which she was questioning why it is that she had not yet had her party. "Maybe it's a suprize. I hope it is."

I think she was very delighted to open the door to a group of friends and family all dressed in cowgirl attire. Horses are her favorite thing right now. The older girls had a lot of joy planning and preparing for the party in secret.



We ate a cowgirl dinner and then headed off the Jump and Play, an indoor inflatable playland. When we returned, the girls roasted marshmallows, made jewelry and slept in a tent.


This evening when I got home from work she was still smiling. Happy Belated Birthday to the most patient eight year old in the world!!


11 comments:

Saralyn said...

Happy half-way-to-nine, Miriam! Sounds like a good time was had by all.

It was a birthday weekend, we partied with little ladies, too. Sissy had her 8th birthday party this afternoon. Parallel lives?

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Oh my goodness, her little letter about made me cry. Sounds JUST like my little 8 1/2 year old!! :)

My favorite part was that you were on the floor WITH them making jewelry. I need to be more like you.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

LOVE this! YOu are one fun mommy! What a sweet, patient gal.

Angie said...

WOW! Incredibly precious! I know she must have been over the moon! Happy 8...well almost 9 Miriam! Monica...what a Mom you are!

Alaina said...

What a fun surprise! And what a GREAT memory for Miriam!

Sniz said...

That is a neat idea, Monica, and it looks so fun. Miriam and co. obviously had a great time! We need to get together soon, friend!

Tisha said...

It looks like a BLAST! I am sure it was worth the wait. She is beautiful. Happy 1/2 Birthday Miriam :)

Tara said...

Happy Half Birthday, Miriam! You're quite the young lady and so patient in waiting so long! When I turned 30 it took about 6 weeks for all the well wishes, birthday lunches, cards and gifts to stop coming in. Congratulations to Mamma for pulling of a fun memorable time!

mindi said...

Awww - that is so sweet - you are definitely the best mom ever. What a great surprise, one she will remember for the rest of her life!!

Heather L. said...

From all I've heard it was a TERRIFIC time! You did a great job with the theme!!!

mom24 said...

That last pic is wonderful. So glad she had fun!
Andrea