Emilee turned 14 years old a couple of days ago. I am amazed. What is the world coming to?
Anyway, she had a 6:00 am birthday party, just like Kaitie did. This is a growing family tradition. We had a tropical theme. We had the same guest list as Kaitie's party: The Three Grandparents. I thought it turned out cute.
Emilee requested muffins, fruit and fresh squeezed orange juice. My mom and dad provided the oranges from their trees, and Jeff provided the manpower to make that wonderful juice.
When we let Emilee come out of her room, and see the party set up, she went right to the tree with money on it. Imagine that.
I was proud of the idea I had to put candles in the pineapple. It was adorable, and I thought I was just brilliant.
Well, in order for her to blow all the candles out, she had to lean over it like this. When she got most of them out, she leaned over even more. Well, we hadn't paid attention to the fact that they were "relight" candles, but when they relit, and started her hair on fire, they got our attention pretty quickly! (I just knew they were long, thin candles, and that was all I wanted to know. I didn't actually read the package.)
It would be fun if I had a better picture of my dad here, putting out the little flame that was trying to travel up Emilee's hair. It was exciting for a second there, but not a huge issue or anything. I told my mom that after enough tellings, it will certainly become a family legend where her whole head was in flames and Grandpa saved her life.
I added this picture of the present opening time, because you can see that Riley put her pink grass skirt on over her pink night shirt. That part was her idea, and I thought it was a good one.
Thank yous were in order here. Emilee was grateful that her grandparents were willing to come at such an early hour. She was also grateful for her gifts...oh, and for that life saving thing, of course.
The fire issue in the morning, did not make Emilee want to change her birthday dinner plan in the evening. She wanted to roast hot dogs over the fire in the back yard.
While Jeff roasted a hot dog, Kaitie tried to warm her toes, and Emilee was actually trying to roast a chip. She said she was trying to invent some kind of new fire roasted flavor for Doritos.
Kaitie did not want me to take a picture of her, but she let me take a picture of her nicely painted nails. (Hey, I did them for her, and I thought they turned out pretty well. So I said, of course, let's show those off.)
We had a few things to do outside besides roasting hot dogs. We called Brittany, to wish her a happy birthday. She shares her birthday with Emilee. I told her I totally get this one, as I share a birthday with Jeff's sister. We all love Brittany. It was nice to catch up with her a little.
The girls also had a mean game of "who can toss your plate like a frisbee and have it land in the fire." That is not an easy thing to do, since the smoke makes a current that blows away from the fire. Kaitie and Emilee were done dealing with the camera by now, but they did all play, and it was fun. Riley picked out New Moon plates to have for Emilee's birthday dinner.
It was almost distressing, when we finally got a plate in there. This is actually one of the only ways to really do a vampire in, you know....;)