So today after a lot of preparing, a sizable amount of organizing, a thorough house cleaning and several pink purchases we had our long awaited BEKAH'S -FOURTH- BIRTHDAY- TEA- PARTY.
Bekah has literally been bouncing off the walls in anticipation of this party. She has been praying for her party at bed time prayers and has asked me probably 50 times a day how much longer until her "birthday tea party." So this morning she was early to rise and more than eager to get into her pretty pink dress.
As the guests arrived today Rebekah was full of smiles and excitement.Each of the girls had pretty pink hats and pretty pink gloves. We had a pretty pink cake and several more pink frills. (Are you sensing a theme?) Bekah was thrilled with it all and was loving being surrounded by all her girlfriends. (Did I mention it was a "girls only party.")
However at some point (this is where the "fickle" part comes in) Rebekah's smiles turned to a tantrum. I am not sure if it was over- stimulation, possible exhaustion, or if being the center of attention was just too much to handle. (I doubt that one;) )
So...this is her reaction to the "Birthday Song". Is this what the song..... "It's my party and I can cry if I want to..." was talking about?Not sure, but the thoughts going through my head were ....." It's your party BUT you ARE going to have fun, wether you like it or NOT!!!!" Well thankfully the spell was momentary and I was reassured by loving friends and family that one day I will laugh about this.
Children are most definitely unpredictable.
Of course the Birthday Girl was all smiles when it was time for presents. Here she is with THE coveted Sleeping Beauty dress from Grandpa and Grandma. She has been wearing it since the party ended and I am thinking that we will most likely have to peel it off of her when it is time to go to bed.
Bekah recieved so many thoughtful gifts. All of them right up her alley. She has been going through it all post nap and has already painted a pretty princess picture. THANKS JENNA!!!
Anna got all dressed up in her pink and brown and felt like such a big girl sitting at the big girl table, eating her tea sandwiches, and of course nibbling on cookies.
The swing set was a huge success today and we were blessed to have a nice day for a little play time outside. The threat of rain made me nervous. :)
So our Miss Rebekah is not quite four (still four days to go), so I will have to enjoy these last few days of her being 3. Overall we had a fabulous birthday celebration and especially after dealing with a "fickle and unpredictable" little girl....I can completely say that it was a celebration to remember. Happy birthday Rebekah! May all your birthdays be just as FABULOUS as this one!