We had a tea party to celebrate Rylee's 5th birthday.
We invited her friends from GFA and church. The girls were asked to wear their favorite party dress. As they arrived, they were given a pair of pink gloves, a 'diamond' ring, a feather boa, and a big hat. The girls looked so cute!
Each girl decorated a picture frame with princess designs. I snapped their picture and they'll be getting it soon in their thank you cards.
After making the frames, we sat down for tea. My friend, Michelle, helped me. Without her, I would never have been able to make it such a success. She helped serve the girls milk or lemonade from tea pots. We had finger sandwiches, scones with chocolate cream, and cheese cubes.
I made the fruit floral arrangement that was our centerpiece. The girls really enjoyed eating the fruit off the sticks.
Instead of cake, I made teacup cookies (I forgot to take an up-close picture). And, we decorated little hand-shaped cookies with "nail polish" icing and sprinkles.
Rylee really enjoyed the gift opening. Her friends were exceedingly generous and she was thrilled!
I can't believe my baby is a big 5 year old! It has been such a joy and blessing to watch her grow. Rylee has always been inquisitive and bright. I remember being amazed by the way she would "read" books to us (memorize the words after hearing them just a few times). She has loved singing since she could talk (and dancing to music long before that!). She was verbose long before she was verbal (talking in sign language until she was 2 1/2 years old). Once she started talking, she hasn't stopped--much like her mother. Her sweet smile and big blue eyes have always attracted compliments. And, her spunky spirit has made her friends with many. My greatest delight is seeing her learn about and worship Jesus. I love hearing her pray. And, I look forward to seeing how God is going to use her in the years ahead. (Below: Rylee at 1, 2, 3, and 4 years old.)
Happy Birthday Rylee-bug!