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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy 32nd birthday to my daughter . . . Pink Monday . . .

Susan B. Anthony : She traveled the United States and Europe, and gave 75 to 100 speeches every year on women's rights for 45 years. Happy Birthday

Irene Sendler - A hero - Happy Birthday

"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it
within himself" ~ Galileo Galilei - Happy Birthday

And wonderful Mother Teresa - Happy Birthday.

My daughter's birthday is today too -last year was a hard year for her and I thought maybe doing something different and in pink - would help her to see things out of rose colored glasses and to know she is loved. (Got the pink idea from the Bloom Girls).

Here is the setting up of the party - the party was the day of the snow! We all forged on anyway. This is my niece, sister-in-law and great niece setting up.

My daughter's favorite thing from childhood was Strawberry Shortcake - she came to her party once and I made a Strawberry Shortcake Cake. Then Rainbow Brite. And she always loved her Easy Bake Oven.

The white paper item - my grandson made - it was the Eiffel Tower - which is mommy's favorite now as an adult.

Here they come in - notice the snow in the background!

She sees it and starts laughing.

Okay she's a little embarrassed.

Okay so the crown was way too little and my grandson is trying to help her!

Everyone getting their pink lei's on except my grandson!

I made every one do their blowers! People around thought this was so cute. They thought it was for my grandniece.

This is Strawberry Shortcake's Cat - lol. Peanut butter and chocolate ice cream cake - her favorite.

She got another Eiffel Tower from her room from her cousin.

Two Eiffel Towers.

Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite coloring books.

And what could this be they all wondered . . .

Yes, the famous Easy Bake Oven and we have lots to things to bake!

Happy birthday my girl - may all your dreams come true. Love, mom

Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest, but about who came and never left your side. From JAS - whom it just so happens I've been friends with a real long time and she is at my side.


Changes in the wind said...

What a special day:)

Linda said...

What a fun and sweet birthday party for Kelly! May she wear those rose colored glasses for a long time! You are a good Mom my friend.


Gaston Studio said...

What a beautiful family you have Sandi! And yum... peanut butter and chocolate AND strawberry shortcake... I haven't had breakfast yet!


Happy Birthday Dear Kelly!
What a fun birthday you must have had! Jalina Rose and I are coming to play with the Easy Bake oven! We so loved Strawberry Shortcake here too...
Happy Birthday hugs and wishes to you!

Stella said...

What a fun way to celebrate the child in all of us. I know she was thrilled with all love shown her by her family. And peanut butter, chocolate and strawberry or my heavens. You are such a loving Mom and she is a fortunate lady to have you.

ClassyChassy said...

Happy Birthday Kelly - and Sandie you are such a special mother! That was a super idea - surely it picked up the winter doldrums, and made a cheery start to a new year for Kelly.

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

You sure do know how to throw a party girl! I'm sure Kelly had a great time and she will remember this for the rest of her life! You know there is only 10 years and 5 days difference in our birthdays! lol

Happy Birthday Kelly!


Cheri said...

What a cute idea to bring back her childhood. You have a beautiful daughter and I hope she had a very Happy B-day.
Read your comment and I wished I lived closer too, especially since I got to meet all you gals but Sue said you gals might get together in April and that I am suppose to come even if there is a tornado, so I might see you then.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Sandie you put a lot of thought, heart and creativity into Kelly's birthday bash. She had pretty big smiles on her face, so I'm thinking that she had a great time!
If that didn't make her feel extra special....just don't know what could!
Nice memories for all you've given.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Happy Birthday to your Daughter, you did a great job on her party.
I'm headed to Dr in McComb for this sinus, cold crud. See y'all later. No post today, just don't feel like it. Have slept off and on since 4:00 yesterday evening.

Susan Wicker said...

Happy (late) Birthday to the Birthday Girl! May all her dreams and wishes for 2010 come true!Sincerely, Susan from

Jenny said...

Oh what a beautiful party but most importantly what a beautiful daughter! Tell her she is lovely from me... and also tell her I'm sending hopes and wishes that this is going to be "her" year! Love your creativity with this party for her.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a sweet party! What a fun way to go back in time and remind her of all the good memories. Love the tiara! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Life is good! said...

happy birthday to your daughter! what a darling idea. i have a daughter about the same age and i remember rainbow brite and strawberry shortcake as well. but where were the smurfs? hope she has an amazing year!!!!!

Nezzy said...

Here's givin' your sweet daughter a big old Ozarks shout~out...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You have a precious family.

Ya'll have a beautifully blessed day!!!

That corgi :) said...

what a sweet party!! looks like it was tons of fun and Kelly was surprised! Happy Birthday to Kelly! May this year be better than last year and year filled with happiness and peace.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a cutie! I hope her birthday was wonderful! Happy Birthday to Kelly!


Sheila :-)

Buttercup said...

Love the pink party! Wishing your daughter a happy and healthy year. I love chocolate and peanut butter, too and I've got a little Eiffel Tower in my house, too.

Anonymous said...

Best party ever mom. Thanks SO much for the memories and the love...that I'll never forget. So here's to our rose color glasses for 2010. I love you!

Chatty Crone said...

I love you too sweatheart - always have and always will. Mom

Joyce said...

What a special relationship you have with your daughter to make her day so much fun with a theme from the 80s. Love that little strawberry shortcake character. Happy Birthday to your adorable daughter.

Barbara said...

Sandie, What a fun party for your beautiful daughter. Mine's turning 30 in two weeks. Yikes! But I do remember Rainbow Brite and Strawberry Shortcake! We are def. of the same era. So glad she had a fun time. Happy belated Valentine's day to you, too, my friend. Now, bake up some valentine's cookies in that easy bake oven! :p) And Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You made this birthday so specially fun! I would love it.
It was not fuddy duddy
it was fun!
it was happy!
it was about favorite things
it was about taking time to care
it was a special moment, that I am sure will never be forgotten.
Strawberry shortcake YES!
Happy Birthday to Kelly

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful party; beautiful daughter; beautiful and talented Chatty to put all of that together. What fun!

PS send me some of that peanut butter/chocolate cake will you please?

ocmist said...

Looked like the pink in her cheeks matched the rest of the Pink Theme! Looks like it was a really fun time and one that she will remember!

What a thoughtful idea to bring back good memories and laughs! Linda