From Tracie: A Successful Birthday/Slumber Party!

Friday, August 04, 2006

A Successful Birthday/Slumber Party!

Katarina has successfully turned three! And her mommy has successfully made it through her first slumber party! We ended up having her 3 year old cousin, a friend from church who is 6 years old, and another girl from church who is 12 (she is close to Katarina, but she was also old enough to be a help to me!)

Lots of Presents!!

I am just finally getting caught up on my sleep, but it was worth it. We piled up lots of blankets on the living room floor-moved the couch-and watched movies and ate a cookie cake. We let the girls stay up very late (because everyone knows that slumber parties aren't really about sleep) At 12:30 I went ahead and put Katarina and her cousin back in her room in bed so that they would get some sleep. Her cousin fell asleep immediately, and I layed down by Katarina and talked to her for a few minutes. Then the sweetest thing ever--she looked at me and said "Mommy, I had a good birthday, it was so much fun. Thank you. I love you very much" That made up for any lack of sleep on my part.

Thank you for all the birthday greetings on my mommy's last post!

This weekend I am determined to do nothing but rest! Okay, and blog, but that is pretty restful-just sitting, reading and typing!


Please don't forget to check out my roomie's blog! Just click on the picture to your right-you will get to see pictures from the North Pole, and she has a great TT up. You won't be sorry!


  1. Sniff.... They grow up so fast, don't they? We just had a birthday weekend around here. My oldest turned five.

    Lovely girl.


    here via michele today.

  2. Awww, how sweet! Love kids ... one day I'll have them!

    Via Michele's ...

  3. A party at age 3? Glad she's appreciates and says thanks.

    Michele sent me.

  4. Here from Michele.
    Slumber parties, yes, I think we had three or maybe four. They become more taxing as the girls get older. But they do enjoy them. I always liked it best when Nyssa went to one rather than had one! ;)

  5. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. 3 years old...I miss when when my kids were that age...

  6. Her first slumber party at three... wow! Did anyone sleep or were they all out like a light by eight lol??

  7. She is adorable and the look on her cousin's face as she watches from the sidelines is precious as well. A birthday party for a 3 year old though? You're a VERY brave woman! Michele says hi and I'm off to look at more of your site.

  8. aaahhhhhh cute..........

    Over from the other MIchele's

  9. Holy cow, she's adorable!!

    Hello from Michele's!

  10. I am constantly amazed at how our kids can melt our hearts with a simple line.

    This was so touching. I wish we could bottle these moments forever.

    Come to think of it, you kinda did!

    Happy birthday to a lovely little girl. Congratulations to a very deserving mom.

  11. How cute she is! Please tell her a belated happy birthday from me. I remember slumber parties - and I am so glad I don't have to do that anymore!!!

    Michele sent me.

  12. Happy Birthday To Katrina! Three years old and a slumber party, I bet she was excited. My Twins turned 9 on Aug 1st...they grow up too fast!