It is done. I have survived. The house was cleaned and then destroyed, the cake was created and then devoured, a dragon piñata was stuffed and then slain, presents were wrapped and then ripped open, and fun was had by all.
Kennedy looked and acted like a princess. She was SO excited when we showed her the Snow White dress the morning of her party. (When I accidentally call her "Kennedy," she politely reminds me that her name is, in fact, Snow White.)
The kids decorated their crowns, tiaras, wands and swords.
The more artistically talented parents helped.
This is Kennedy's boyfriend/prince, Jackson. He hasn't hit his growth spurt, yet, but we're thinking that, once he does, and once he decides that hitting girls isn't going to get them to like him, they'll be a good match.
Then I told a story about Princess Kennedy (but she corrected me and told me the story was actually about Princess Snow White, since that is her name) who was poisoned by the evil queen. The only way to save the princess was to get dragon eggs.
So we searched in the yard to find the hidden dragon eggs. Oh- and in case you ever want to find Easter eggs in June... it's impossible. Call Janica- she has some. (Thank you :) )
After we found the dragon eggs... the dragon woke up! So we had to slay him, since that's what you do to dragons.
(yes, I was on the phone. I was giving my mother a play-by-play, since she was unable to attend.)
And here's a picture of Justin. He looks sexy. I'm not going to lie- it kind of turns me on.
We then had a royal ball, in which the kids danced to Disney music.
Kennedy didn't even realize she was getting presents- she thought a birthday party was just that: a party. So she was super stoked that she was actually getting stuff. So was I.
Finally, the Pièce de Résistance:
This took me 8 hours. I almost cried when we cut into it. It was like cutting into my soul.
It didn't turn out as good as I had planned, but most things don't. It's a little lopsided, although I think that's because the frosting started melting... of course that could just be a lame excuse. But it makes me feel better.
Happy Birthday, beautiful Kennedy (Snow White)!! You mean the world to me!!