Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Maya's Birthday Party

This year I informed the girls that they would take turns having a theme party. It is way too much work when their birthdays are only three weeks apart. So this is Maya's first "no theme" party...unless you call pizza and a movie a theme.
Maya was very insistent that no little sisters be allowed at this party. But look who made their way into the party...
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It was so hard for me to watch Eden be left out.  I was the little sister and I remember how it felt. Aric on the other hand was not as sensitive about the situation. He was the big brother who didn't want the little brother around.
So when it came time for presents, Eden did not sit in the circle of friendship, she was on trash duty.
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When it was time for the movie. Maya wanted to share a seat with her friend Holland so it left one extra seat.  I pulled her aside and asked her if Eden could watch the movie. She said yes but only if Eden promised to be quiet and not burp really loud(?). So Eden promised to be on her best behavior and she was so happy to be with the big girls. When I went to take a picture she covered herself up because she knew she wasn't "really part of the party"
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Seriously...I felt so sad for her. Aric couldn't understand it. He thought that it was Maya's party and that Eden didn't need to be upset. But if tables were turned, I know that Eden wouldn't have thought twice about having Maya there. In fact she probably would have insisted on it.
So what would you have done? Should I have made Eden go somewhere else? Your sister should be one of your friends right?
Anyways...after the movie they played Sing Star until parents came. I think Maya had a great birthday party. She wasn't too disappointed about her lame cake...and she loved having her friends over. It was the easiest party to throw and I'm thinking of making "Pizza and a Movie" a new theme. That way I can just have that kind of party every year!IMG_5322

13 comments:

mrsmonje said...

Jessica,
First off, I am addicted your blog and have been for quite sometime but I only recently started my own blog. You don't know me, I have a friend of a friend of a sister who reads your blog:) second, you have beautiful children! You seem to be such a great mom and I love how important family is :) happy birth day to maya!

Jessica said...

Kay...what is funny about this post is that the Eden story is the best part of Maya's birthday post. Don't tell Maya that Eden took over her birthday party post, too, okay?

nurse graham said...

You didn't say what Aric and Camden were doing--maybe Eden could have hung out with them.

Oh, if you have time, I could use a party planner for Katelyn's Sweet 16. Theme: Mardi Gras Masquarade Ball. Colors: Kiwi Green, Island Blue, Deep Royal Blue; Gold. Beyond that I am totally clueless on what to do. My kids always had lame birthday cakes and "pizza/movie" birthday parties.

HaikuTofu said...

i think the cake's really pretty.

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Jenny Erazo said...

Happy Birthday to Maya! That is tough....Andrea did not want Bizzy at her birthday this last year....I am not sure what to do. Anyways, sounds like the party was a hit and easy for you!

Leah said...

I totally agree with YOU! I feel bad for Eden too! I just finished a theme party for my daughter an hour ago and I am SO pooped. I think pizza and movie is the smartest theme EVER. We've got the same little sister/big sister problems at our house. I make them invite them to the party.

I was also a little sister growing up and my big sister treated me like GOLD. I always felt welcome. I know that is not normal now that I have kids though!

Jean McKendrick said...

Yep, it made me feel bad for Eden just reading the post. I am mean, I make Kai include Kaden when he has friends over. He's pretty good about it now, we'll see when he gets older!

mrsmonje said...

So I wasn't sure where to post your question, but here looks good to me! OK so its kind of a long story of how I found your blog. So my best friend from high school/college is Liz Shaver, who is sister to Cassie Daines who is some how related to Jessica Romney. And I read Liz and Cassie's blog but some how found the other Jessica's blog too. Then I believe I started reading your blog when you posted about the moose going to school. I have been addicted ever since, I also went back and read all your previous posts! Stalker like I know, but I just couldn't help it! I love the way your write and I love your family. And I feel as if I'm Mormon by association because Ive known Liz for so long and I have learned so much. I love how your family is so important and God too. Anyway thats pretty much it in a nut shell lol

Ilene said...

I'm with Jessica. Eden may have had to lay low, but she didn't in this post.

As a fellow younger-sister, I totally understand what you are saying. It stinks being left out.

Lauren in GA said...

I am glad that Eden got to be a part of things...I think I would want the same exact thing in your position.

Hey....that cake isn't lame...what are you talking about?

I like to speak out for the rights of cakes everywhere. It is my mission.

calibosmom said...

I'm a little sister too and I always found my way into the party. I love the blanket over the head shot. OK, you have to post about your movie room. Is it always the movie room? Did your house come with a movie room or did you designate a room as the movie room? Is that an overhead projector? I'm so curious, please explain...

Evelynne said...

You can say I am biased because I am an older sister, but I'm with Maya! Next birthday send Edee over to our house. We'll show her a good time, and Maya can have her "space" for a few hours on her big day. For what it's worth, that's my two cents :)