magic

  • Jul 10, 2010
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We almost didn’t make it to the party.

Mary almost forgot to dress up.

I almost forgot my camera.

But I’m so glad I didn’t.

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Fog rolled over the valley that evening creating a mystical, magical mood…

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and inside, surprises peeked around every corner.

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Sweet Elle’s birthday was the occasion. Her parents set the standard for 3rd birthdays pretty high with Ryn’s “Snowball” ; and little Elle has been chattering ever since about her own day. And oh! can Elle chatter. I’ve never met a such a tiny girl with such an enormous personality.

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A few party planning tips from Kit & Kevin:

1. talk until the middle of the night for weeks dreaming up magical details.

2. keep the guest list small so everyone gets plenty of attention

3. insist on proper apparel

4. have a mother who designed and manages an incredible, dreamlike greenhouse for the party location (OK, that one might be hard for the rest of us)

5. love your children so brilliantly, so beautifully that it shines through in every action.

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I can catch a few photos

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but I can’t compete with the adoration she has for her mommy.

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Even Ben wore wings (as did Erik and Xander and Hans etc); everyone at a fairy party needs the ability to fly.

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Baby Eden

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Mary scarcely stood still.

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searching for the perfect wish

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the pinata

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creating fairy gardens

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The empty pinata became Gabe’s treasure

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And everyone went home feeling deliciously, delightfully loved.

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10 Comments

  1. Reply

    jennie w.

    July 10, 2010

    What? The boys didn’t dress as fairies? They are no fun at all.

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    Tasha

    July 10, 2010

    Oh my gosh, that is so precious! I wish I could of gone! And I love that your boys are not too cool to go to a little girl’s fairy party and wear wings. That says a lot about them.

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    Tifani

    July 10, 2010

    I adore the picture of her thinking about her wish. That is perfect!

  4. Reply

    Sue

    July 10, 2010

    Magic! My favorite thing.

    =)

  5. Reply

    Natasha

    July 11, 2010

    Beautiful! I would have loved to have a party like this when I was little. Your daughter’s outfit is too cute. It’s also great that your sons were willing to dress in wings. 🙂

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    katieo

    July 11, 2010

    so beautiful!

    (but I’m sorry – Gabe’s socks are my favorite.)

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    Michelle

    July 11, 2010

    I’ve never met a such a tiny girl with such an enormous personality.

    Except maybe Mary. Right? 😉

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    Jan Russell

    July 11, 2010

    Pure magic is right – what an entirely sweet party and the cutest fairies ever!

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    Tracy

    July 12, 2010

    It looks like pure magic. There is nothing like a birthday party.
    xoxo,t

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    Linkous

    July 16, 2010

    Michelle- You have done it once again!!!! The night was magical and memorable for me as the Daddy of little Ms. Elle but you have brought that all back to life for me again. I joked about Kit seeing these and getting all teary eyed, but in all honesty after you and Erik left I looked at them again and felt my eyes water up because of how truly blessed I am to have such a wonderful wife, beautiful sweet babies and amazingly sweet and talented friends! Thank you, thank you a million times, I adore these!!!!

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