Sunday, September 20

Update

Thought I'd take a break from writing about our trip to put up some much anticipated photos of Mia's Unicorn/Butterfly/Bounce House/4th Birthday Party!

Since she said it was a Unicorn/Butterfly birthday, I did what I could, but had trouble finding anything. The super party store in Ohio only has themes like Dora, My Little Pony, and Disney movies. I think got the last unicorn pinata- they said they stopped selling them, but I spotted this guy high on a shelf.

She asked for a special princess hair-do.

And a unicorn cake. I just remembered she also asked for a yo-yo, which I still haven't gotten out of my purse. Oops.

About twenty cute little friends came and they bounced around for an hour. The place we went has six different bounce houses, with obstacle courses, slides, and some little bounce areas. It was so much fun I forgot to stage a good bouncing photo of Mia. It was next to impossible to get a candid one once we let her loose in there. The floor is padded, and there is a drinking fountain in the room. It is also really hot. They are planning on getting air-conditioning in the bounce area next year. So when the kids got nice and tired out...
they came into the air-conditioned party room.

We had cake and icecream and opened presents. The place is owned by a husband and wife, and she was our personal party planner. She served all the food, helped each kid into the throne with Mia while she opened their present, and wrote which gift was from whom. It was amazing to watch her keep track of everything. Mia had a blast.
Her friends were all so kind and patient- we didn't think about how long the unwrapping process would take with so many kids there! It didn't help that I was so busy taking photos and video, I didn't notice her trying to read all the birthday cards before she unwrapped each gift... it doesn't seem as polite when it adds ten minutes of everyone waiting to go play again.
Mia and her best bud

All around a very memorable party. We are so grateful to our sweet friends for coming. The party was almost a week ago. video

Here is what has been keeping me occupied since: They are doing pretty well. They still have accidents if I put them in panties. If they are bare-bummed they remember every time. (#'s 1 and 2- yay!) I estimate we've already saved at least five dollars in diapers.

The night of the party Zach decided he was done with his nine-month-old ringlets. He had to go on call overnight the next day and didn't want to deal with it anymore. :( That was my face the whole time I was cutting.

14 comments:

Kelly D. said...

Ooh, fun! Bounce places are awesome. This post made me sad that the one by our house went out of business :( Doggone these tough economic times!

May I ask where you got the butterfly cupcake toppers? They are darling!

And congratulations on the potty training! That is one of my least favorite tasks associated with motherhood. I JUST got my 4-year-old trained (it wasn't pretty--13 LONG months of accidents), so I can't bear to start my 2-year-old yet. It's nice to see that's it's possible, though.

Summer said...

Hey Kelly! Oh- I know- I wasn't in any hurry to start these guys either. I think going through diapers twice as fast kind of lit a fire under me, though... ;D I waited 'til they started talking more and I knew they could undertand me. We started outside, and moved inside a couple days later after I realized they knew when to go. If it weren't for the good weather, we'd probably have waited til spring. (And we don't have a new baby over here- that helps a ton! ;D )

The cupcake tops were velom butterfly stickers stuck to toothpicks. I don't remember the brand name- they had little pop out parts, so the wings had little holes and loops.

Erika said...

I love the pretty up-do! And great job with the cake! :) Yikes! Potty training two at once... We are big fans of bouncy places too.

Cherry Tree said...

Do men call them "ringlets"?

RhondaLue said...

what a fun party! I love all the great pics...did you make the cake? You have some mad unicorn drawing skills cuz mine wouldn't have looked anything like a unicorn, I'm sure. lol!

Potty training! It's so nice when it's all done. And seriously..twins on the potty at the same time. Is there anything cuter? I think not.

Leah Southwick said...

Yay for memorable birthday parties! I still remember going to Chucky Cheese for your birthday one year (can't remember how old you were but definately a memorable party). Good luck with the potty training!

Marsie Pants said...

I might need that pic of those two. It was an awesome party! You're my hero in yet another aspect of life.

Summer said...

Hey Leah! I don't remember the memorable Chuck-E-Cheese birthday party. I remember going to Tani's party there- did you go to that one?

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, that place sounds like kid heaven! No wonder Mia has 20 friends. The babies look so grownup on their potties. They're not babies anymore, though, are they. That unicorn cake was fabulous. Lucky they have such an artistic mommy.

Love, Mom

Ashley said...

bounce houses are the best!! it looks like she had a blast!! i have her birthday present i just haven't sent it off yet, hopefully later this week i will get it sent to her!!

Rachelle Van Wagoner said...

What a fun party! I wish I got to go!!!

Marsie Pants said...

"Can she go so she'll shut up?" That's my favorite part of the movie.

Summer said...

Just setting the perfect example like usual...

Betsy said...

You are so so creative!! I love her "up-do", really pretty. Taking the kids to the bounce house is a great idea. I have two kids birthdays coming up and not too sure what to do.