You might have clicked on my "Family" button and been slightly disappointed to find nothing there. Well, I want to pay tribute to my dear family one person at a time. My first introduction is my first born child, Rebecca Grace. She has blessed our lives for four years now and I can't even remember life without her. She has the most tender, yet tenacious spirit. She desires to "mother" everyone from the dogs on the ranch to her own Mom. She is one of those children that remembers EVERYTHING! She is super sharp and loves to learn. (I'm sure I will be blogging soon about my homeschooling endeavors.) She loves being around people and because we are in the guest ranching industry, it is helpful that she is such an extrovert. Her dimples can brighten anyone's day and she does that for our guests and staff regularly. Becca is the perfect big sister, and as she learns to love and nurture her little brothers, I know she will be a great pace setter for both of them. Becca is "uniquely created" and is a living testament to the goodness of her Creator.
Last Friday, my sweet "Becca Boo" had her 4th birthday and to celebrate I had three of her friends from our Bible Study drive an hour and a half up here to have a tea party. We did have to reschedule three times because of snow, but we finally got to have our very girly tea party with four 4-5 year old little girls.
The girls arrived and they played dress up for about an hour, picking out the perfect dress, putting on accessories, getting their makeup done, and then making their own crowns. They sat down for the tea party where I had placed "princess" books and "princess" bracelets at each place setting. I had fresh flowers with cute suckers sticking out and served peanut butter and jelly/peanut butter and honey sandwiches cut out in flower, butterfly, and heart shapes. I could not believe how easy this little party was to make special. Our girls sat down and instead of whining about not getting to eat dessert yet, they served each other tea and had real conversations about the treats on the table. They sat there for about 45 minutes and we could not get over the transformation from little rugrats to proper princesses.
|Make up for the princesses.|
|Making crowns for the princesses.|
|And our tea party!|