My littleist chick is 8

Today...we had a birthday.
Lili Loo turned 8.
8 years ago she came into this world in Savannah, Georgia.
She cried from the moment she came out...until her 1st birthday.
Wheeee.  She was not an easy baby.
I held her for that entire first year.
Sometimes holding her would stop her crying...sometimes it would stop mine.
I would hold her for the rest of her life if she needed me to.
She is my buddy. 
We have been attached to each other for 8 beautiful years.

Hmm...rhinestone tank...check...bottle cap necklace...check...somethings never change:)
Yes this cupcake tee was a paperlili original:)
You see this skirt...I used to make them.
I made everything at one point.
Ok...well enough of memory lane.
My "baby" is now 8.
I just put her to bed...she was sad that she is 8...she is sad that she is growing up.
I am sad too...but I love her dearly and nothing would change that.
On to the birthday.
It was a simple affair.
You will probably be dissapointed in my lack of everything...but she had a good time.
That's all that matters.

Some balloons.
Actually there were a ton of balloons that Steve blew up all night and
my photos were terrible of them.  

Next...the goodie bags:)
Or...as we called them in Canada growing up "loot bags" 
because you SHOULD get some good loot.
Keep in mind...there were only two kids at this party;)

How cute is American Girl...stuff?
Everything they make is just stinkin' cute.

Next...I realized that my giant ice cream cone lamp matched the ice cream 
cone in the Target Paul Frank party supplies.
Clearly this was in the back of my head somewhere...I think.

Next...the attire.
Skirt by Dancing Freckle on etsy.
Tank by me of course.

I just had to throw in Peyton's footwear for the day.
Actually...not all day. They both rollerskated around the house for literally 4 hours today.

Next...the craft.
Make your own cupcake purse.

Get it here.

Patiently waiting for Grandma and Grandpa to arrive for breakfast.

Our new blanket specially made just for us out of our old tees by 
our favorite upcycler...Courtney Courtney.

New gift from Grandma and Grandpa...the new Nintendo 3DS
Insane it is.  SOOO cool.
It literally came out today.
That's what grandma's are good for...lining up at 8 in the morning for the newest and best.
It honestly is crazy 3D.  It works.  BUT...they also say it is not for kids under 7 because it
is not good for their eyes.  I can see that.  I don't think it would be good for anyones eyes.
However you can turn the 3D back into 2D if you would like.

Getting some birthday calls:)

And working off some energy.

Of course...we had to have a fun cake.
And thanks to Kids Cakes on Etsy...my cake actually looked cute!

Check out our cake cutter.

I was afraid the cake would taste terrible with all that food coloring.
8 colored layers for 8 colorful years.
It was actually pretty good.
I think the key is to use good Wilton Food Coloring.
Not the cheap stuff from the local grocery store.

And then tonight I had to make cookies for the birthday celebration at school tomorrow.
Now...back to work.
My real work:)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! Happy 8th birthday Ainsley! She is beautiful...

Natalie Thurmond said...

Cute party! Cute girl! Love it!

kimd said...

Can I come live with you? Just sayin....


Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Cristy, the party looks awesome! You did a great job. Such a sweet post - I love the old photos. And the skirt is amazing!

betsy said...

Love everything about this post! HBD to your sweet girl!