Somewhere over the Rainbow.....
My parents came in town to celebrate Saylors 3rd birthday. I asked her for weeks what kind of party she wanted and most three year olds response is something along the lines of, Princess, Dora, Tinkerbell, Mikey etc, but without hesitation every time, she would reply loud and clear "a dorothy party". I would assume that most children at the age of two would be a little nervous and scared to watch Wizard of Oz but from the moment she laid eyes on the classic film she was hooked (i.e. she was dorothy for halloween and the costume still comes out to play dress up at least 2 or 3 times a week) She was very concerned the last time she put on her dorothy shoes that they were too tight, so she couldn't wait to try on her new ruby slippers.
So with "Dorothy party" on our brains I started to get to work. Now if you all don't know by now, I love a good party. I think it starts from my childhood, where my mother never disappointed when it came to birthdays or any celebration! thanks mom :)
We had a swim party (more like a sweat your butt off in the humidity party). All day the sun was out in full effect beams and all, and as the day rolled on clouds appeared and I crossed my fingers for no rain but the greek god of storms had other plans. As I was setting up for the party I could see a big dark cloud slowly making it's way and by the time guests had arrived the storm was in full effect. lighting+thunder=no swimming, but the kids had fun splashing in puddles and chasing each other around.
It seemed I was doomed from the beginning with that big dark rain cloud because I finished setting up and planned on snapping a few shots of the cake etc, before everyone came and of course one of my worst nightmares came true.....battery dead, not just dead but dead with no chance of resurrection!:) Luckily my dearest friend stepped in as photographer and captured the celebration in all it's rainy glory. THANK YOU!!
Saylor loved every minute, every cupcake x2, and every piece of cake and candy she could possibly eat in a 3 hour time period. She was so excited to have all of her friends there and especially her grandma and grandpa. My beautiful little peanut is no longer a little toddler but a little girl and man am I lucky to be her mom!! I love you Saylor more then words can say and I'm greatful for you each and every day!!
**note....as the last family left the pool and the party was coming to an end the sun shined through and we were able to take a dip for a bit and it was all worth it!
**note #2 - next year's party will start at 11 a.m. to miss mid afternoon hurricane showers!