March 27, 2012

It's Her Party. She Can Cry If She Wants To.


We threw Tessa a second birthday party on Saturday afternoon, with all the fixings: two massively decadent cakes, pin the tail on the donkey, 70 balloons, little friends and big friends (including my best friend, who flew in from Spokane for the occasion), and a pile of presents. It was raining when everyone arrived, drumming down on the balloons tied to our mailbox, but within an hour the sun came out, a late but favorite party guest, and we moved outside. 

I don't know why it didn't occur to me that Tessa might be a little overwhelmed at her party. It's just that she is so social, gets thrilled when we have people over, and has been talking about her "birfday pawty" for months. Still, she sprinkled quite a few tantrums and tears throughout her celebration, mostly to do with sharing her new toys and not understanding why there was a cut-off to the amount of candy she could ingest or that she had to wait to open presents. Mostly, though, she was fantastic, and she had a hell of a day, even up until then end when we lined all her little friends up on the couch, put on a movie and snuck outside to light a bonfire. Happy birthday, Tessabean! You are our sunshine. 

About the crying? See:



10 comments:

  1. Aww! Happy Birthday! I love your guys style! It's so trendy and unique!

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  2. Precious! Love the upside down balloons. I still tend to feel overwhelmed on my birthday and sometimes there are a few tears at the end of the day. lol

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  3. Awesome pics of the special occasion!

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  4. Looks like y'all had a fun day!

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  5. looks like a great party. i LOVE that pink cake and the photo with the tent and balloons.

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  6. Cute party~ my fav pic is when she's about to blow out her candles. The faces of all the adults in the background is the BEST!!!!!!!

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  7. there is always crying at kids birthday parties. it's sign of a good time ;) which looks like there was plenty of
    i want your backyard. even if it is in the ghetto

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  8. I agree with Cindy!The pic of everyone cheering her on is awesome:) Looks like a great party!!

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  9. Love your blog! I'm a mixed chick--so I love seeing mixed families!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!www.thecraftyreporter.blogspot.com!

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