Ryley’s birthday party was this past weekend. It turned out much differently than we had pictured in our minds, but I think everybody still had fun.
Ryley and four of her friends went to “Sweet and Sassy,” a little girls’ boutique, for pedicures. We were late because of a mishap with a pile of dog poop by our van. ;-)
It was pretty cute, and Ryley was at the height of her glory!
Then we took a ride in the pink limousine….
Waving to passers-by…
Daddy was such a good sport!
Then the ladies at Sweet and Sassy were so nice to let the girls walk the runway and have a little fashion show, even though we didn’t pay for a party package.
Ryley and the A’s….Alyssa, Amirah, Abby, and Amy!
On our way home, one of the girls couldn’t find her MP3 player, and she blamed another girl for losing it. We pulled the van over in a parking lot and asked all the girls to wait outside while Ryan and I tore the van apart looking for it. In the meantime, the first girl said it was the worst day of her life, which Ryley took way too personally. Three of the girls ended up in tears. We did finally find the MP3 player.
A couple of the girls spent the night, and Ryan was very close to calling some parents to come claim their daughters around 11 p.m. Lots and lots of estrogen. Lots and lots of drama. :-) But one little girl left Ryley a note saying it was the best party she had ever been to! Despite the high emotions, Ryley really does have sweet friends, and we enjoyed getting to know them better.
On Sunday I took Ryley to see “Fiddler on the Roof” at a local performing arts center. It was sooooo good. We were really impressed! An old friend of mine from college was performing, which really interested Ryley!
And that wraps up her birthday week. I still can’t believe she’s nine. ;-)
Time flies when you’re having fun, I suppose. :-)