Another good reason to have the party there is that it is right next to the airport. So Jamison was occupied the entire time by the airport plows and the flights departing and arriving.
Yes, we all see the airplanes. We will stop the party and all come over to look at the Air Canada flight going to Toronto.
Our party planner, Liz, was leading the kids in a lovely version of "Happy Birthday." It scared the begeebers out of the little ones but the four year olds thought it was hysterical.
Brian and I decided to take two cars to the party just in case Jamie had to go home for a nap. So I left for the party before he and the kids to pick up the cake and to decorate. When I left the house she was decked out in Little Mermaid garb including a red wig. (pictures of that in another blog - I wouldn't want to cause blindness to the few readers I have).
When she arrived at Tumbling Tykes she was wearing the red dress below. The only thing that Brian had to say was "drama" and I completely understood. Apparently she had gone through two costume changes before coming down the stairs entirely naked. At that point Brian just wanted her dressed and any attempts to get her in a princess outfit was abandoned. (why can I flash forward to 12 years from now and hearing her cry out "I have nothing to wear!!!"? I am slightly scared of her teenage years)
Of course, when I had put her Little Mermaid wig on her I had plastered her hair to her head (per her instructions) so that "no yellow" would show under the wig. So when she came to the party her hair looked HORRIBLE. And then my husband walks in like a knight in shining armor with a comb, a red bow, and a bottle of hair spray. Now that is love. Now I can't work miracles so it didn't look perfect but at least it was presentable.
Here is the group doing some crazy dancing some late 90's techno music. It made me want to get out my exercise tape from college and run the track at Harding. If only I still had my walkman...