Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Claire's Spa Birthday

Claire's actual birthday isn't until the 5th, but we celebrated with a party for her and her friends this past weekend. Upon retrospection, planning it for Halloween day and Fall Break weekend wasn't the best idea this mom has ever had. Of the 6 little girls Claire invited, only 1 showed up. Thankfully, that little girl brought along her older and younger sister who are close enough in age to get along with Claire too, but to say we were disappointed in the turn-out would be a BIG understatement. Many of the families were traveling for the weekend, and a few of the girls were "new" friends from her kindergarten class, and that's always hard when we haven't had a chance to get to know their families yet. In any case, I do think Claire had fun time, and I'm doing my best to not have my feelings hurt for her. :-)

And, really, what I can't fathom is why anyone wouldn't want to attend a SPA birthday party! How often do 5 and 6 year old girls get a chance to be pampered like little ladies with manicures, pedicures and a dance party infused with sugar-loaded cupcake goodness?

It's like a dream come true, right?

Well, not for this guy.
While he enjoyed running through the bead curtain, he kept yelling that he was NOT getting his fingernails painted. Despite his tutu-wearing past, I think this one is ALL boy.

Here are the girls getting their pre-manicure hand soaks in bubble-gum scented warm water. How cute are they in their spa bathrobes?

See my pretty nails!

All set for the pedicures!

Cute toes!

Yep, having fun.

Show me those fingers and toes.

Birthday cupcakes

All in all, it was a fun morning, and Claire really seemed to enjoy herself. And while big sister was having fun with the girls, little brother was trying on some shoes.

Or, rather, just one shoe.


Kelly said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun was had!!!

The Wood Family said...

What a fun/cute birthday party idea! Looks like a fun time!

My heart breaks for you both. As a mom, I know what thought, time, and energy goes into gearing up for a child's birthday party.

I hope those other mommies at least had the decency to RSVP. Shame on them if they didn't.

Happy Birthday Claire!

We must have both been pregnant close to the same time because Thomas's original due date was November 5. He was born on the 8th.