Thursday, October 16, 2008

Family Party: High School Musical Style

Michaela had her family birthday party this past Saturday and what a blast it was! We enjoyed a day of beautiful weather so the kids could all run around outside and blow off sugar-induced energy. Michaela chose the High School Musical theme for her party and it was super cute. I bought a big plastic HSM poster and took pics of people as they arrived in front of the poster, paparazzi-style. We enjoyed cupcakes instead of a cake (per Michaela's request) and Michaela got lots of wonderful gifts from everyone. One of the nice parts about your kids getting older is that their presents get smaller: she got lots of games, video games, CDs, a few pieces of clothing and some money and gift cards. And it all fit into one neat pile.

So without further ado, here is my pictorial essay of the day:
There were HSM balloons, and napkins, and tablecloths, and centerpieces, and confetti...
Michaela, Jenna and Aunt Jaime
The kids all enjoyed the Bouncy-bounce outside. I loved this picture of Michaela!
Michaela with the Fabulous Strauss Boys
Uncle Michael, Michaela and Jenna
Michael and Michaela
Aunt Michele, Uncle Jimmy, Cousin Olivia, Michaela and Jenna
The girls loved being with their cousin... Jenna thought she was a real-life baby doll.

The birthday girl with her Mom and Dad

Make a Wish!!

(Look at Uncle Mikey bending down to be in the picture.)

Michaela and Sara, who turned five on the day of the party.

Enjoying cupcakes on the deck

Opening presents... lots of High School Musical and Hannah Montana merchandise.

Thanks to my mom for letting me borrow her camera. And many, many thanks to our family and friends who made Michaela's birthday so special!!!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful party it was! AND the weather was spectacular and allowed guests to wander in and out. Truly a day fitting a terrific 7 year old! Great memories! Love, Gammie and Pop Pop

Anonymous said...

Your beautiful birthday letter to Michaela made my heart swell with joy .... to know a Mom who knows her child so well and cherishes every facet of her. But oh, how bittersweet to think she's moved on from princesses to High School Musical.....I can love her being precocious in anything but that! LW