This weekend, we celebrated our oldest daughter’s 7th birthday … I have no idea how we could already be wishing her a Happy 7th! I remember the day she was born so clearly. The day she made Abby and I parents. The day I became a mom. I felt so proud, holding my little, wee pink bundle in the hospital that cold January day. Lacey is a lot like me in some ways and I do feel that at night, when all the other girls are tucked in bed, and Lacey and I stay up and watch Anne of Green Gables together, that we are kindred spirits. And I love that.

This year, we celebrated her birthday with an English Dolly & Me Tea Party theme. It was so. much. fun. 🙂

Her grandparents surprised her with an American Girl doll, dressed as Nan Harper from the Beautiful Girlhood Collection – and we had a matching dress made by a local AMAZING woman (who sewed up the matching dress in a day! She’s amazing!!) ….

Strawberries. Whipped cream. Good friends. Tea (aka. Apple Juice). Dolls. Lace. Scones. And a happy day was had.

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony
known as afternoon tea.”

~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

I found this very, girlie pink dress on Etsy for $20 – I knew it would come in handy at some point in my life …. {Who am I kidding? I love dressing up just as much as Lacey!}

Pinkies up!

the sweet, adorable cake made by my BFF, Leanne … (love you, girl!)

Each girl received a teacup cookie (also thank you to Leanne!) with their name on it ….

… and and took home little teapot necklaces …

They also decorated their own little mini cakes with fondant flowers (Lacey, Leanne and our dear friend, Elaine, made all the flowers, shapes and hearts the day before) …

Lacey crawled into bed that night so happy – I could tell she had a fantastic day and felt so loved. So thankful for January – we celebrate a new year and two little birthdays for our girls – God is good!! My heart feels happy and full …

January 27, 2011 - 11:39 pm

Terri-Ann Oh my goodness – there is so much pink and loveliness in your home it makes me yearn for a little girl for myself (I have three young boys). So nice to see how “the other half” lives!

January 24, 2011 - 9:59 am

Lori You sure know how to throw a super girlie party!

January 23, 2011 - 11:41 pm

Charlene I spied an “Ainsley” cookie on that plate!! I have an Ainsley-girl and rarely hear it!

January 23, 2011 - 11:33 pm

Shannon What a great party and such a special day for Lacey!!!

January 23, 2011 - 11:19 pm

Tabitha 😀 Sooooo beautiful!!!! Looks like so much fun. A great girlie birthday!