Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Rest of the Rainbow Party

Hello, everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful Mothers' Day weekend.  I certainly did.  My family went out of their way to make it special and I felt very loved.

Here are a couple of pictures from Sunday.

My daughters wanted their own "just us girls" picture.  

Here are my six "babies".  

I showed you how we made the Rainbow Cake last week and today I have the rest of the pictures from our Rainbow Party.  We had such a fun time with this.

Yes, the little birthday girl to be is wearing a bathing suit.  She's been wearing that a lot lately.  She is Ariel crazy all of the sudden and this is the only article of clothing she owns with the Little Mermaid on it.  On the day before the party I was still feeling pretty poorly but we were trying to get a few things prepared.  I was giving these girls jobs to keep them busy.  I gave the girls a pot of skittles and had them separate by color to layer in jars.  We did the same thing again a little later with M and M's.  As you can see, the one wearing the bathing suit had some rejects in her pile that had to be eaten.  She was all about quality control.

Anywho, our jars made cute, inexpensive, edible, table decor so all's well that ends well.  The girls really enjoyed this project and I loved how it fit our rainbow party theme.  Plus, it kept them busy for a long time.

Because of my battle with shingles I wasn't able to shop for this party at all.  Two of my sons took it upon themselves to do the party shopping and they did a super job.  I was so impressed with all the goodies they found.  I was blessed tremendously by how sweet they were to think of lots of little extras and knowing that their little sister's birthday was such a big deal to them almost made me cry.  They found lots of brightly colored partyware that they knew their sister would like, and she did!

We made a fruit rainbow with dip, ordered some subs, and picked up chips and drinks.  Everything was kept very simple (and colorful!).

I've decided now that simple parties are best.  :)

Our birthday girl was VERY happy with her day!


  1. It is so good to see these pics. I know you have been through "the ringer," and are still healing and recovering, but you look fantastic. Such beautiful pictures of you all. And the party... love it. I love even more how the boys helped. I have always loved seeing how your kids love each other and celebrate each other well. Birthdays are a great example. I wish we could have been there...we were in spirit:) Thanks for continuing your blog. IT is such a fun way to keep up with ya'll as well as get good ideas. My computer is pretty worthless at this point, but when Jeff brings his home from work, I can enjoy catching up:) Love ya'll.

    1. Love you too, Aaron! Thank you for your sweet and encouraging words. I couldn't have made it through the last few weeks without your love, and prayers, and support, and dinner!!!

  2. Such sweet pictures with your children. Love the colorful food. Hope you're feeling better.



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