And Then She Turned Seven

That is right. My baby girl is no longer a baby anymore. This past Saturday {10.19}, my daughter turned seven years old. The time has gone by so fast. The years have swept by me and I can never get those back. Looking at photos of her, it's hard to even imagine her being so young, so little, so fragile.

I wish I had the photos of her from every year. Those are somewhere in a box on a cd that I still have to find from moving. Once I do, I want to compare her transition from year to year. She has changed so much and yet, still looks the same in some aspects.

So happy birthday to my beautiful little girl! Even though I may seem like I'm always getting on to you, always mad, always grouchy...I still love you with every piece of me. And you will forever be my baby girl.

I still remember every detail of my pregnancy with her, every detail of her birth, every detail of our first days together. I never knew I could love someone so much until I met her.

So this year we threw her a birthday party with a theme called "Candy Shoppe". It was fun to plan for and to put together. Though it was stressful. I was running around til the last second getting everything done. I felt like a mess :)

But it turned out very nice and the people who came to celebrate, I think we all enjoyed it and had a great time. Here are some photos from her party. I wish I would have gotten a photo of the front door and the entry way but I forgot to take those. It's ok though. It was cute ..... take my word for it :)




 I turned the kitchen bar into a candy shoppe display. We had a candy bar where the guests could scoop up candy into bags to take home with them. Rainbow cupcakes with gumballs on top



Different colored balloons were hung all over the walls with other candy decorations that were bought and also handmade

 We decorated sugar cookies with different candies and sprinkles



 Instead of a pinata, my husband made a punch box where the kids took turns punching through the different colors to see what prize they found inside and got to keep it.
Then it was time for presents. She received so many wonderful gifts and loves them all. It was a very fun day for everyone!


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  1. Love it! was the punch wall hard to do? I considered doing that for C's party next year too. The theme was so clever!

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    1. The punch wall wasn't hard to do. It was just time consuming. I think the hardest part for Reggie was cutting out the holes since the boxes were extra thick. We didn't get to finish putting the paper on the front but the kids loved it. Kids were still playing with it all the way to the end of the party

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  2. She is a beauty ... and what a great party mama!! Good job!

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    1. Thank you :)
      It was crazy setting up but I think it was a great party after all was said and done!

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  3. That punch wall is a fantastic idea! I will steal that for way into the future.
    Also ... I also think all babies look alike (including my own). But now that I have one, I see other babies, and they definitely look different. What's interesting here, though, is that she looks just like herself as a baby! I mean, the features are still the same as when she just popped out. That's pretty cool.
    She's adorable.

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    1. Thank you so much. I do see a few of the same features on her as she had even she was little. But it amazes me how much she has grown and changed. I don't want her to grow up :))
      And the punch box was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest which looked so fun and the kids really loved it a whole lot. Wouldn't stop playing with it

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  4. I really hope that this beautiful young girl had the best birthday party because she really deserves it, incredible she's seven now and yet it still seems like yesterday to you that she was born.

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    1. She did have a wonderful birthday and party. I think she got everything she wanted and shared her special day with her friends... she seemed very happy :)

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  5. How fun! What a cute idea! You did a great job!

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    1. Thank you :) It was a lot of work but so fun in the end

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  6. Looks like it was an awesome birthday party! :) Happy Birthday Natalya.

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    1. Thank you :) We had a great time at her party

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  7. I love this! It looks awesome and so well put together! Wish I was this creative with parties!

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    1. Thank you :) I am such a sucker for doing up parties. I don't know if it's the most creative, but I sure try to be unique :)

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  8. Happy Seventh birthday! What a party you had! So fun!!

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  9. It looks like she had a wonderful birthday. May she have many many more.

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun birthday for her

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  10. My oldest daughter turned 7 not long ago...and the years have just flown! I can relate! She looks like she had so much fun at her sweet party :) I like the punch wall idea!

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    1. Thank you :) Lots of seven year birthdays this year it seems like. The time has just gone by so much! And the punch wall was inspired by Pinterest :)

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  11. SO cute!! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  12. looks like she had a great birthday!!

    natasha x

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    1. I think she did. It was a fun party to throw

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  13. This looks like such a blast!!
    Oh my gosh I'm in love with the punch box; I had to show my little man, and he's in love too!
    Thanks for linking up to the Mommy Monday Blog Hop-- we're happy to have you!
    XOXO

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    1. Thank you! I saw the punch box on Pinterest. The kids seemed to go crazy over it. One little boy spent the rest of the party putting his hands and feet through it. It was a bunch of fun for the kids and the best part was, everyone got a prize out of it!

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    2. I would totally do the same... as the little boy :)
      Fun times indeed. I'm so doing this!
      XOXO

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    3. I think you should! Next time we do it, we now know how to make it a bit better. We ran out of time to finish decorating the front but they still had a blast with it. It wasn't hard to make. Just very time consuming

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