|Beignet Mamas 1st Birthday|
Yes, that’s me celebrating my very first birthday. Please don’t tell my mom I posted a picture of her with that huge afro. 🙂 Actually, my most favorite birthday memories actually are of my daughter’s birthdays. She just recently turned two, and had a fabulous Strawberry Shortcake themed party. I love watching her get excited over having a house filled with her little friends.
Now, let me give you some background. My daughter LOVES company! I mean really love it. When folks come over she actually cries when it’s time for them to leave – adults or children, it doesn’t matter.
On the afternoon of her party, she was napping on the living room sofa when the first guests arrived. When she opened her eyes and saw two of her friends from daycare, she leaped off the sofa and gave them both big hugs. From there the screaming, squeeling and giggling commensed. I escorted the three little ladies out into the backyard only to be greeted by a gigantic Strawberry Shortcake bounce house. Their little eyes became big as saucers – followed by more screaming and squeeling. They jumped until they could jump no more. In all we had a total of 6 kids ranging in ages from 2 to 4 – which was perfect.
One of my aunts baked her the prettiest and tastiest strawberry themed cake – which was a big hit!
I have another aunt with whom my Petunia shares the same birthdate. She lives in Las Vegas, and flew all the way out to the East coast just to share her special day with her great niece – making the occasion even more special.
|Clockwise from top: Petunia & Vegas Auntie, bounce house, strawberry-theme cake, Petunia in bounce house|
I know I have had plenty of cool birthdays, but watching the excitement on my little one’s face makes me happy.
September Sapphire Blog Challenge Prompt: Share some of your favorite memories.