back in September, and boy, did she plan quite the party. I still can't believe she's THAT old!
A "Tangled" (Disney movie based on the fairy tale "Rapunzel") theme was her choice, we were in our new house with a loft to serve as a tower, lots of kids were here to party and to help - it was a busy and exciting day and I think Elsie Mae loved every moment of it. The very first game they played after the party-goers arrived was a "follow the leader-" obstacle course. Tim led... Brendan piped his flute... and they pretended they were Flynn trying to keep up with an amazed Rapunzel that first time she escapes her tower.
This might have been one of the more fun birthday parties I've planned... and I've done a few... but part of that was because Elsie Mae was so involved in the planning herself. She knew exactly who she wanted to invite, what kind of a cake she wanted, what games she wanted... and I loved listening to her dream and then help me figure out how we could try and pull off a party that looked at least a little bit like the dream she had in her mind.
|Getting set up for a rousing version of "Eugene, Eugene, Eugene... Flynn Rider!" (aka Duck Duck Goose).|
And the best part? If you ask her... she'll say that her real party matched the idea party she had imagined. God is so good - and this one little moment (in the grand scheme of things) of achieving even more than she expected, hearing the laughter, seeing her smile... makes me thankful - and very, very happy!