Well the celebrating started yesterday for her family and for this Nana and Papa. Our son-in-law was able to get his company's cabin for the weekend. So Mr. P and I spent the night there with our little family last night. Oh my ,, what fun we had. We even had company last night as a close friend stopped by who was not going to be able to attend the party today. She brought cupcakes and a gift for Darbee Rae, so we just had a little party of our own.
Woke this morning and looked out and saw the first sign of fall.
Look at the seat of those jeans. Don't think I have ever seen her that dirty. Love it!!
What a memory this will be for her one day. My favorite photo.
While they were enjoying their morning at the lake, Holly and I were getting ready for the party. The pavilion was just perfect for a "Hoe Down Party"
These planters of beautiful mums was across the entrance to the pavilion.
Holly and I were quite proud of ourselves. We built a fire without the help of our men. Oh and it smelled sooo good.
The table for the little ones.
The kids loved sitting on the bales of hay too.
Now bring on the food!!
Hot dog individually wrapped.
Potato chips in little brown stamped bags served in Darbee Rae's wheelbarrow.
Salsa and chips in an old scale pan
Fall party mix in an old coke crate
Cupcakes served from burlap.
Adult sodas were served in mason jars, and juice for the kids.
There was even a place to deposit the empty mason jars.
Remember the picture of Darbee Rae and Papa riding down the hill in the wagon? Well this wagon was doing double duty today. And it is a very special wagon. It belonged to Holly when she was younger than Darbee Rae.
Yes, today brought back so many memories of all the parties I tried so hard to make special for my own little red headed Holly years ago. It made my heart swell with pride to see what a good Mother my own daughter has become. She in turn wants to make each day special for her one and only little red head also. Holly I am so proud of you and the woman you have become. A mother could not ask for more. Thank you my dear daughter.
I could go on and on but I know Holly has so many more photos she will share of Darbee Rae and her friends. The games were so cute and the goodie bags were precious. You will have to visit her on her blog when she stops playing with all the goodies Darbee Rae received today and makes a post.
Tonight I am so thankful God saw it in his plans to give us a wonderful little family . We are blessed beyond measure. Memories are made daily just by being with those we love. Hope you are all making good memories this weekend. Remember tomorrow is the Sabbath Day. Pause and give thanks for all your blessings.
Until next time.