8/29/2008

Just Because

As a child, one of my fondest memories was when my parents picked me up one night and announced that we were going to Chuck E Cheese's. Not only did we go, but they also coordinated it so that we met up with friends of mine. It wasn't a special event, and I didn't have to beg. It was "just because". And that is what made it special.

Fast forward to present day. Alex spends half of the year planning and obsessing over what to be for Halloween and the other half over what theme she'll choose for her next birthday. Well this year, she has been into Ariel. She lost "The Little Mermaid II" movie in our move last year and has been begging for a new one. Thanks to our friend ebay, she is now the proud owner of another copy. In addition, Disney just released the prequel, "Ariel's Beginning". So I decided to throw a bash. Just because. Because my daughter loves Ariel. Because I love my daughter. Because soon princesses will be a thing of the past. Because she is growing up too fast.

So I planned a surprise shindig. Complete with princess decorations, a Melody (Ariel's daughter) cake, favors, and more. I invited 5 of Alex closest friends and we've had a "Movie Night". And it has been a blast. We've eaten pizza, cake and an assortment of other treats, played tag, chase and duck-duck-goose outside, colored in mermaid books, read stories and laughed ourselves silly. We've had so much fun!

It'a now 10:30. Half of them are asleep and no one has asked to go home. I am counting that as a success! More tomorrow :-)

7 comments:

terilynnh2000 said...

Spoke too soon! She must be pulling your leg though, cause you are like her second Mommy- so I'm sure she's fine. I love the way you think- and the things you do for your children. you are one AWESOME Mommy. xxxxxxoooooo Sorry my girls keeping you up!

Sue said...

All sound asleep now. Close call...but we made it!

Brent & Jodie said...

Thank you so much for doing this! I know Emma had a total blast...she's going to be ready to do it all again. :) When our lives settle down a bit, it will be my turn to host. Can't wait!

Rebecca said...

What lucky girls! It looks (and sounds) like everyone had a great time. Alex and her friends will surely remember this for many years to come.

Missy said...

How fun! You are such a good mommy!

Life with my BOYS! said...

Such FUN!!!! You are the Mom I aspire to be!! FUN and doing things just because!!!

Hope all slept unitl at least 6am! :)

Wondering when you will find us said...

What fun! Thats sweet you did this for no reason!:)