Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Dear Frannie Turns 4!

On Feb 16th, my dear girl turned 4 years old. There are some big reasons to be excited about being 4:
1. Being 4 means that you get four M&Ms instead of 3 for your after lunch treat.
2. Being 4 means that you have to take care of your own booty after going potty.
3. Being 4 means that you're "almost 5" according to Frannie. (I think this one is really funny, because she just always wants to be bigger and bigger and bigger. I think she thinks she'll catch up to Nicholas soon enough. Darn how he'll always be one year older!)

For her birthday we decided to throw her a little party. Sort of. First we sent out invites to throw her a big party at the park, but with the constant rain I decided to cancel it. So I talked to Doreen and we agreed that Nico and Catie could come by on Saturday and the kids could just play and we'd have some cake and ice cream. Done.

Weeeeelll...then I got an email from my Aunt Lisa that Rhiannon would really like to see Frannie and that she'd be disappointed if there were no party. I knew Frannie would love to see Rhiannon too, so I told them to come on by because we were going to have a small something at the house anyways. Done.

Then I got a phone message from Nataki asking if she could stop by on Friday or Saturday because Miriam hadn't seen Frannie in a long time. So I told her, no worries, we're having a little something at the house anyways. You know, cake, ice cream, some lunch, stop on by.

Suddenly it was Friday night and I wasn't feeling well. I told Jason "I don't feel good. My tummy kind of hurts. I think I'm just stressed." He said, "Well what is there to be stressed about?" And I told him about the food I needed to buy and party favors and on and on, and he says "Well what are you doing all of that for?"

"Don't you understand, we're having a party tomorrow!"

Somehow, a party was born bit by bit and on my list were 7 kids and 15 adults at least. And it had to be put together the next day. Even more showed up and it turned out to be a great party! Fortunately the weather was beautiful. So this is Francesca's party that was a "cancelled" party.

Family and Friends watching the kids play Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Hot Potato winner Nicholas w/ Catie and Frannie

Seth, Frannie and Miriam

Kids: Miriam, Omar, Nicholas, Seth, Catie, Ali, Frannie, Riley, Alana, Rhiannon, Clara


Yara said...

I just take my kids to sea world or chuck e cheese. and I do nothing but show up : )
That just started this year though; or rather, late last year ; )

Iris said...

You're a true super mom! Sorry you felt sick and stressed but you really put together a fun party she will not soon forget. :)
She looks so happy in the pics
Haha the cancelled party.
What did you serve as food?

Shannon said...

Happy 4th Birthday, Frannie!!!

Jamie said...

Ha ha Iris. Yeah I know. I throw a really good "cancelled" party! We did hot dogs and hamburgers with all of the fixin's. Sides were pasta salad, fruit bowl (strawberries and blackberries), veggie platter, chips, and two cakes (I made a white cake with Cool Whip frosting, and chocolate cupcakes.

Therese said...

That is some donkey drawing ability! Ha ha! Happy 4th Frannie!

Iris said...

Oh wow! Delicious menu! Great job :)