Ruby is making her birthday wish...it's very serious business!!!
So...yesterday we celebrated Ruby Maude's Splendid 7th birthday!!
We have another birthday tradition that we do every year with our children. I was inspired by an old edition of Martha Stewart's "Baby" magazine. The idea is so lovely...every year get your child to hold a picture of what age they are...on their birthday. We've been doing this every year since Ruby was one, and now we have a beautiful memory of every special birthday, (this is great for us homeschoolers who miss out on the yearly school pictures)! I like to display these past photos at her party, so we can all see how our sweet girl has grown...in honor of the rainbow theme, we did some rainbow frames...
Some of you may think me a bit insane for hosting a party this big...we did potluck lunch, so it was no sweat, and all the moms stayed and socialized and had a grand ol time. Even though it rained and we have a very small house, we did it all with a smile on our face, totally stress free! I didn't even plan any party games...you would be amazed how easily children organize into games when they're in a group...there was duck duck goose, hide and seek, driveway hockey and one they invented called "animals". I love seeing children able to just be free and play to their hearts delight, (now that makes my heart sing)!
*I need to thank the mammas in my life for making this party a success...thank you for the tent, food you left here for us, and all the clean up help! How blessed are we to have you as our friends!!
Happy celebrating everyone! Remember...do it with style and simplicity!!