4 Jun 2007

Lily's Big Day

Yesterday morning we we awoken by a very excited little girl standing at our bedside saying, today is my birthday party. She was beside herself with anticipation and excitement. When she first chose this place for her party I tried to talk her out of it because it was so far away but she wouldn't budge. I told her that her friends wouldn't want to drive so far for a party and that it was a bad idea, she still wouldn't budge so we went with it. With the invitations I had to send maps and website addresses etc etc. Everyone responded yes, and she couldn't wait. The tropical storm that was threatening to wash us away and shot through much faster than expected and we had perfect weather for the whole day.
I didn't get many photos of the kiddies playing in the water because we were with them the whole time and me, a camera and water is not a good combo however Jacob has loads on his camera but it is a new one and we have a new computer and he hasn't figured out how to download them yet.
After the park we stopped for dinner on the way home at her favourite restaurant. We have been going there for years and they know Lily really well so when they found out it was her birthday they dimmed the lights and all the waiters and the family came out to sing happy birthday to her and gave her a cake. Her face was priceless. She had the biggest smile I think I have ever seen, even the other patrons were coming up to us and commenting on her smile. (those photos are on Jakeys camera)

When we finally got home and she opened her gifts she looked at me and said, "Mummy this is the best day of my whole life, thank you". It felt so good to hear that and see that she was so content.
I also apologise for not posting these yesterday but it was such a perfect day that I didn't even think about it.

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Johnny said...


I loved the "Mummy this is the best...."

Makes it all planning and execution worthwhile, doesn't it?

Nikki said...

Dawn, I am soooooo happy to hear that you had a beautiful, rain free day (I guess all the singing worked!)
Sounds like Lily couldn't have been happier...I could just picture her cute little smiling face at the restaurant!

Kris said...

What a perfect day... and I agree with Johnny, best part of this post was what Lily said about her special day.

Dannye said...

sounds like the day was perfect, for the perfect little girl!!!

altho I am still pouting she didn't want to come to Orlando, hehehe!!!

Kathy and Joel said...

How wonderful! What a special day for a special girl! You did good, mom!

Special K said...

That's what it means to be a kid... great memories of birthday parties. Good job mom and dad!

Janet said...

I loved her comment! How sweet! And I'm so glad it turned out okay! She will remember it forever!

Briana's Mom said...

I love what she said about it being the best day of her whole life. What a doll! Great party - looks like a blast!

3D said...

What a sweetie! Mom and Dad, you rock!

Keep smilin!

redmaryjanes said...

What fun! I love the Little Mermaid cake at the waterpark.

PIPO said...

Lookin' like one fab party there...possibly the best day of a little girl's life :0)

Beckyb said...

Told you I would pray!!! So glad it was such a great time!! Fun memories!

elizabeth said...

Great job with the party! Happy 5th Birthday to Lily! May the coming year be filled with fun!

holly m. said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!!

Music to Momma's ears..."This is the best day of my life!!!"

Steffie B. said...

I am so glad you had a nice day! I thought about you over the weekend. She is just beaming in her video and pictures! Happy Birthday Lily! ;)

aimeeg said...

Great job, Mum! Sounds like a party she will never forget!

Pug Mama said...

HAppy birthday sweet Lily!
right on with appreciating things, what a special little girl!

Holly said...

So glad she had a good time. What an awesome place to have a party!

Judy said...

I thought about you guys on Sunday and was very happy that the storm had moved past us as fast as it did. Lily is so adorable. What a great job you did making her 5th birthday so memorable. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for stopping by our blog too:-)


Viv said...

Somehow I found your blog and what fun! Our Lily just had a birthday party too, on Sunday. She turned four on Monday. WHen is your daughter's actual birthday?


Ann said...

Happy Birthday to LILY!!


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