Friday, April 23, 2010

Nine, So Fine, Sublime....

Berkeley turned nine at the end of March.  There's already an attitude and spunk in her that I SWEAR wasn't supposed to come out until she was a tween!  But she is still proudly, my "girly girl".  She loves a good, fancy, party - where people need to dress up and play "princess-style".  This year Berkeley picked a "Tea Party" for her and her friends to celebrate with. 

Big Girl Table...Tea Party in Progress

   The little sister's had their own Tea Party
      off to the side...
The Food...
Sporting their fancy Tea Party jewelry.... (Ring Pops)

The flowers, the sparkling punch, and the Birthday Girl....

Opening presents...
Who wouldn't be happy about CASH!?

Later, after the all the refinement a Tea Party can bring....
We broke out the face paints, the music, and the balloons
and let the girls loose in the gym.
Mom was exhausted afterwards, but Berkeley said it was "perfect", better than she had imagined.  Which, of course, makes it all worth it.


Instead of "going out" to dinner this year with family, I offered to make Berkeley's favorite food instead - BBQ Steak!  She, of course, was happy to party at home under those circumstances:  

Opening some presents...

The"Tea Party" themed cake...made by our Shirlene.  She never disappoints us with her talent.  And, her talent tastes SO GOOD!

Little Kenna was off to the side, enjoying the festivities too!

The Birthday "Princess"

Here are NINE things that I love about you:
1. Your Laugh
2. Your Tender Heart
3. Your Creativity
4. Your Free Spirit
5. Your Independence
6. The cute, new freckles on your nose.
7. Your Mischieviousness
8. You're a good student
9. You always make us laugh.

I just can't believe my "baby" is getting so old.
I love you, Berk!