The Queen: Michelle

The Queen: Michelle
I am 28 years old. Still a princess but the queen of my family. Spoiled beyond belief. Lucky and truely blessed. A lover. A crafter. A mother. A wife. A friend. This is me.

My King: Junior

My King: Junior
The LOVE of my life! He completes me and balances me out in every way. He's a workaholic. He's loud, blunt, and crazy. He drinks Monsters like his life depends on it. Above all he is the greatest Daddy I could ever ask for, for my children. And he treats me like his Queen (and he calls me that too).

The Model Child: Diego Ray

The Model Child: Diego Ray
9 years old. My only boy. He is the epitome of the perfect child. He is so responsible and independent. Wise beyond his years. He is laughter, he is love, he is compassion, he is simply amazing. He keeps me grounded and reminds me always that I am beautiful. He is a natural born leader and takes care of the household and family better than me!

The Diva: Alayna Danae

The Diva: Alayna Danae
7 years old. She is drama. My fashionista for sure with a style all her own. Sensitive and loving when she wants to be. Thumbsucker. My biggest headache because she is the most like me. She is the only one who can cause me to become uncontrollably angry. She loves to dance. She loves to model. My bookworm and most academic.

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace
4 years old. This one is something else. She is pure comedy. Never a dull moment with her crazy antics. She is also the crybaby. She does things her own way. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to be cute to get it. My Disney loving pal. So girly. Her favorite color is pink. Loves Rapunzel. Will wear a dress every single day. Can't leave the house without a bow in her hair. She refuses.

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle
2 years old. My sweet baby. She loves her Mommy above all else. She is a cuddlebug for sure. The calmest most well behaved baby ever! But she has TONS of energy. She is so small and petite. She loves to sing and dance. She so SO ready for ballet and has yet to even step foot in a class. She loves Minnie Mouse and watching Disney Jr. She is hilarious and talks way too much.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Alayna's 4th Birthday Party

After all the hard work, sleepless nights, and just plain exhaustion I put myself through... her party was a success!

We chose Yo Gabba Gabba as her theme. She's loved the show since it first came out when she was a year old. Most of the kids in our family are completely FASCINATED by this show too. And now that she's getting older I wanted to commemorate her love for this show because by next year she'll be too old for these type of themes. But of COURSE they don't sell Yo Gabba Gabba anything. And if they do it's VERY hard to find, costs way too much, or you have to get it over the internet and it takes forever to arrive.

So I decided to just make everything myself. Easy peasy right? Haha... Wrong. So enlisted some helpers that got me through 2 weeks of torture. I mean I loved making everything but with all my ideas I kept coming up with more things to add to out to-do list and I didn't sleep at all.

So before I go on to a million pictures... cuz you know there's a million... I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to my sister-in-law Jennifer who without her I may not have made this party possible. She helped me with ANYTHING I needed and even lent us her home so we could have the party there. And also to my cousin Rebecca who decided to come on a mini vacation from California... just in time to help me with all my projects. She drew pretty much everything for me! And we stayed up all night and ran on little sleep for 4 days to get everything done. I love you both!

And without further ado:

All the trouble I went through was all for this!

But this little girl is definitely worth it!

Alayna had fun swimming and even showed off the fact that she can swim without floaties now!

After a few hours of being a little mermaid she changed into the outfit I made for her! Complete with a Foofa (the pink character) inspired and age appropriate party hat! I think I am going to make a party hat every year to match their outfits!

Then we sang Happy Birthday! The awesome cake was once again made by my sister-in-law's Mom. She seriously makes the BEST cakes.

Diego and Arielle even got a little camera time.

Present time!

(I love the look on mine and my dad's face)

Then I gave out all the goodie bags... they were a HIT!

And her Godparents surprised her with a gold necklace!

And when it was all over it was time for disaster clean up...

But after all the kids were in bed we rewarded our hard work by swimming at midnight.

Smirnoff... Quiet... A Pool... and Great Company = A wonderful end to the night!


Anonymous said...

Michelle, your decorations came out soo cute and colorful!! Good job. All worth it after seeing Alayna so happy. Kika

Jenny from the Blog said...

I would do this for you every year for the rest of my life but only because I love you and know you would do it for me. I really enjoyed the swimming at midnight more than anything though! I'm glad it went as well as planned!

Oh and you left that damn cake here! Brat!

Anonymous said...

Wow!i am so glad everything came it out great!party was a hit!!&i had fun doing all the decorations and stuff...anytime you need me i am only a state to help. :D

&it was all worth it for alayna.


Marya said...

Everything just looked awesome Michelle! I just noticed the paper flowers around the tree! They look like its a picture right out of a cartoon! I love it!. =)

Jose said...

Wow, what a major production. I am glad you pulled it through. Alayna certainly was happy. Kudos to Jen and Becca they most definitely had a lot to do with the party's success.

Anonymous said...


I'm so pissed that I missed it. My dumb boss called me in last minute. I hate my job. :(

It looks like you had a blast though. Good job honey bunches!

Felicia said...

Im so upset we had to miss it! I was looking foward to this for a while. but I have to say you becca and jen did a wonderful job! well amazing actually!

Michelle said...

Thanks everyone!

Tracy & Felicia - I am sad both of you missed it too! Boooo!