Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Parisian Birthday Party

Our nieces are slightly obsessed with Paris lately.  Emma loves Parisian fashion, and we see a possible future in the fashion design business.  And what better way to celebrate your 9th birthday (or any birthday) than with a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower?  Yep, that's exactly what she did on her 9th birthday on June 8th.  Emma's schedule has been very busy this summer so a birthday party at home was delayed.  Her sister, Cate, turned 2 on June 20th.  Her mommy planned a double birthday celebration for one of the only weekends Emma was at home in July.  We had yummy French treats, our portraits were drawn by a caricature artist, and Cate and Brody enjoyed playing in her princess castle bouncey house. It was a fun day!

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The party decor was so cute! 

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Some pictures of the birthday girls in Paris. 
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The favors for the girls. 
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Quite possibly the yummiest cake I've ever eaten from a local French bakery. 

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Brody is ready to travel to Paris. 
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Emma's friends enjoying their yummy feast. 

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Emma joins her friends. 
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Emma sitting for her caricature portrait.  

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Evan and the boys finally came downstairs for some grub.  They hid upstairs in the boys' room for most of the "girly" party. 

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I tried to encourage him to try some of the French pastries. 

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Emma and all her friends

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Sisters preparing to blow out their candles.

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Sweet Cate makes a wish.
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Cate is 2!

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She is so brave and will do almost anything!

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Climbing back in for more fun.  She didn't stop!

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Brody joined her although he was a little more cautious.

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Two little monkeys climbing. 

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Our babies have gotten so big!

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And down he goes.

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He warmed up to it fast and was ready for more.

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7 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun! And that cake looks delicious. I love how it came from a french bakery...keeping with the theme!

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  2. Oh how fun is this party. I love all the decorations and now I want a Paris party!

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  3. What an awesome idea for a double birthday party. I can imagine it is difficult to come up with a theme for 2 girls with 7 years separating them, but the Paris theme is perfect. All of the decorations were just lovely and, yum, French pastries and cake!

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    1. Yes, I don't think they'll be able to share birthday parties for too many years with such an age difference, but I think the Paris theme was fun for all...well, maybe not the big boys, but they found their own fun! I tell Jessica all the time that I think it is best the girls are further apart because instead of being rivals all the time, Emma will just always be looking out for her little sister. Jessica is very close in age to one of her sisters and much older than her other younger sister, and she and the much younger sister actually have more in common and get along well. I just think girls have more problems with sibling rivalry than boys do but we shall see. :-)

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  4. What an amazing party! And I'd be thrilled to spend ANY birthday in Paris :)

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