Wednesday, May 6, 2009

and the princess was seven...

For Jensyns birthday date,
I told her it was a surprise.
She would have to wait to find out.
As I was dropping her off to school this morning
I reached over and whispered softly in her ear:
"I'm taking you to a real, live tea party!"
(I got the exact reaction I was hoping for)
Hand raced to her mouth in disbelief and excitement!

Tea party at the Grand America Hotel.

it was enchanting.
I was giddy with excitement.
This is why I had to have a little girl!

It did not disappoint. (me, at least)
I have to admit she got a little bit bored.
But a 7-year-old can only sit for so long!~

so here is the princess with her dessert
and blowing out her candle.

The neatest thing happened.
The owner of the restaurant came over to greet us
and thank us for dining in his restaurant.
He had obviously mistaken us for someone else.
I explained to him the occasion.
He excused himself and said he would be right back.
I was skeptical.
But he held to his word
brought her this:
a single red long-stemmed rose.
He told her what a beautiful young lady she was.
She was beaming with apprehension and excitement.

Another fun thing was this neat glass they brought out.
It had something inside I was not familiar with.
I was about to politely ask what we were to do with it.
Luckily she came and explained:
It was a "bud" that when mixed with steaming water,
blossomed before our very eyes (in 1-2 minutes)
It was neat.

I had butterflies in my tummy the whole time.
Soft, live piano music playing in the background,
a roasting fire blazing near to us.
With the girl I most adore in my life.
I hope she felt special.
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Christy said...

What a fun thing to do! Aren't girls fun. I'm so glad I got some of each. They are different and fun in all sorts of ways. Happy Birthday Jensyn.

Emily said...

what a special day, i'm sure she felt like the princess she is. happy day. 7? really? ouch.

Candy said...

You are a great mommy you know. Jensyn is such a lucky girl to have you. What a great memory that will be for tboth of you.

Rachel said...

You really are my guide when it comes to little girls. Could you write a book for me so I don't miss these special opportunities with my little girl.
Happy B-day little one. What a special day with mom.

rochelle said...

That is so wonderful! She is so blessed to have you as her mother. I have longed for that daughter with which to share these special occasions, but it doesn't look like it's in the cards for me. I'm glad you are lucky enough to have this kind of love and share it with us!

kelly said...

Great pics!! Really!

Liza said...

I am teary!!! I loved that the owner made her day that much more special! Happy Birthday Jensy!

Melanie Posell said...

Oh My! I can't wait to do that kind of stuff with Marley. I'm glad you got the reaction you were after. It looks like she had a lot of fun. What a fun idea Mom!

Heidi Sue said...

You are such a fun mom! She will remember this! I hope she had a fun day.

Amy said...

i'm totally doing that!