I'm thinking that if you're using dial-up, you shouldn't bother. Because I've got lots and lots of Atlee birthday party pictures. I managed to pawn the camera off on Uncle Michael for a bit, so lots of cute pictures to boot.
Can we start with some behind the scenes info first though? Amy and I went to the United Way's Annual Purse Auction on Friday night. Did I mention that there were no children and there was a bar?
Anyhoo, if either of us looks a little green in any of the photos, that would be why. I suppose I shouldn't blame the auction. It was more likely the two bars we visited after the auction.
We also weren't thinking about the realty on Saturday of six shrieking six year old girls when feeling a little, um, under the weather. So, the first hour of the party was this roving pack of screeching girls and Amy and I cringing on the couch. Alas, no photos.
But then we rallied. And painted piggy banks. (Well, Amy rallied and painted piggy banks. I'm thankful she used to work with kids because she made it go all smooth-like. Thanks Amy!)
It's kind of hard to select which pictures to publish. I think I need to ask future birthday party attendees to sign internet blog release forms.
After the piggy banks, there were cupcakes. Cupcakes with even more sprinkles than the Wednesday cupcakes.
After cupcakes were presents. Each present that Atlee opened caused Greeley to ask, "Is that for me?" Um, no.
Rich's sister-in-law Bev held Mr. Emerson for a bit. He's probably wondering if the Barbie's for him too. (Thanks for coming up guys!)
Amy's daughter, Kaya, helped Atlee read a birthday card. I had Amy sign the blog release form when she was all intoxicated on Friday night. She may not remember, but I have it on file.
I've recently learned six year olds love to write each other cards. I think it's the whole just learned how to read and write thing.
Greeley survived the lack of presents since there were juice boxes and cupcakes. Oh yeah- and Uncle John gave her an Alvin and the Chipmunks CD. It's been playing pretty much non-stop since Saturday. Thanks John! (How do you convey sarcasm in writing again?)
And this is the purse nightlight that our friend, Holly, won as a door prize at the purse auction on Friday and generously gave to Atlee. Thanks again, Holly!!
And so ends the Atlee birthday celebration week. And so begins the countdown (14 shopping days remaining!) to my first birthday since I ALMOST DIED! Ship early and beat the rush!