Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Party!

Hey guys! Sorry I haven't posted in a while--I've been pretty busy all week. Last Saturday, I had my birthday party! Since it was Saoirse and Jess's birthdays too, we made it a birthday party to celebrate all of our birthdays! (Saoirse and Jess have blogs, too! You can visit Saoirse's here! You can visit Jess's here!)

I was sitting in the gathering area of the Time Traveling Base playing with some of my anime action figures, when I heard a noise.

I looked up from my game, and saw Jess! 
"YAY! YOU MADE IT!" I exclaimed as I waved excitedly at her.
"Of course I made it! You invited me, didn't you?" She responded with a smile as she waved back.

Argos, Munich, and Saturn ran over and greeted her excitedly. 

While I was talking to Jess about the doggies, we heard another noise. We looked over to see Saoirse! 

"HI SAOIRSE!" We squealed. 
 "Dia duit gach duine! Let the partying begin!" Saoirse shouted excitedly back.

And of course I invited Saoirse's friends Kaya and Josefina, too! They showed up along with Saoirse.
I don't know Kaya and Josefina very well. They're better friends with Emily, Molly, Nicki, and Laughing Spirit anyway, so they went to socialize with them.

After a little while, we heard a noise again. This time, it was Charlotte and Zoe! (They have a blog too! You can check it out here!)
"YAY YOU'RE HERE FINALLY!" we shouted excitedly.
"YES! WE ARE!" They yelled back, smiling.

We all waved and greeted each other.

After chatting and playing for a while, we decided it was about time we opened presents. Since it was technically my party, I got to go first. 
This is the present Jess gave to me.

It was a soccer goal for me to practice with!!! Thanks Jess!

Next, I opened the present Charlotte and Zoe gave to me.
They got me an MP3 player, binders with soccer pictures on the outside, and a stuffed tiger!!! Thanks Charlotte and Zoe!

Last, I opened the present Saoirse, Kaya, and Josefina gave to me. (Kaya isn't in the pictures because she was off with Emily getting her hair taken care of. It was really messy!)

They made me Pikachu, Pokeball, and tiger beadlings! They also got be a dragon SillyBand! Thanks Saoirse, Josefina, and Kaya!

Next, it was Saoirse's turn to open presents. It was, in fact, her actual birthday; the 21st of July. Mine is the 30th.
First, she opened the present from me.

It was a Red Panda Hat!


Next, she opened the present from Jess.
It was a pink and green belt/headband! Pink and green are her favorite colors!


Next, it was Jess's turn to open presents. Her real birthday is July 23rd.
First, she opened the present from me.

It was a blue monkey hat!

Blue is her favorite color, and her favorite animal is a monkey, so I asked Skye to make a blue monkey hat for her.

Next, Jess opened the presents from Saoirse, Kaya, and Josefina.
She got a blue monkey and banana beadlings, a toucan SillyBand, and a little toy turtle.

Even though it wasn't their birthdays, Skye still made stuff for Charlotte and Zoe so they wouldn't feel left out.

They got knit headbands to match the hats they got for their birthdays!
In the picture, though, Charlotte is wearing her headband like a belt! Trendsetter... ^_^

Charlotte's headband/belt:

Zoe's headband/belt:

After that, we decided to take a group photo. It took a while to get everyone organized and in their places for the picture, considering there were 14 of us! :)
Ok, so this is everyone who was at my party. From the top, left to right:
Lilly, Saoirse, Stephanie, Kaely
Charlotte, Zoe, Jess, Nicki, me (Dani)
Emily, Molly, Kaya, Laughing Spirit, Josefina

When we were done taking pictures, we went inside to play and make stuff with the beads we got. Some of them were very special paper beads, made by women in Uganda. The women who make the beads do it as a job to support their families. Some of the women had jobs before where they crushed rocks by hand, all day in the hot sun, and would make less than a dollar a day. Now, they are able to roll beads at home or with friends, and they are earning 5-7 times more than what they were before. It also gives them more freedom, because they go to the market and decide which paper would make the best beads and they get to be creative. To find out more, you can watch this video.

Once we were done doing that, it was time for cake! We had lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting. 
Here's Saoirse eating her cupcake! (Excuse the quality of the following photos; our kitchen is pretty dark, so the flash had to be on.)

Here's Charlotte eating her cupcake:

And here's Jess eating her cupcake! She got frosting on her face ^_^!

Not very long after that, we went out to the tent to sleep. When we got up in the morning, we had raspberry, blueberry, and chocolate waffles. Then, everyone packed up and left.

I had so much fun at my birthday party. I loved seeing and meeting everyone! My actual birthday still hasn't come yet. That's when Skye will give me my presents from her. *SQUEE* I wonder what they could be...
When's your birthday? What do you normally do to celebrate? This has been Dani, dabbling in birthday parties. Over and out!


5 comments:

  1. Fun! :) Happy Birthday! :)

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  2. Konnichiwa, Dani!
    Happy early birthday!

    My birthday is considered somewhat special. It's on December 20th! The bad thing about that is I always get 2-in-1 presents, though... My family normally celebrates my birthday on December the 1st.

    Sore iko, Sayoko

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  3. Happy Early Birthday, Dani! And, Happy Birthday to Saoirse and Jess! Mine is coming up on August 9th - my twin sister and I are so excited! We're going to have a party after the fact, though, as I will be away from home on the actual date.

    You girls got some great presents! I particularly enjoyed Saoirse's red panda hat, though Jess' blue monkey hat is really cute as well.

    How great that you could have so many friends over for the party! Most of my friends live faraway, so I can't really invite them. :/

    Sophie

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  4. Salut, Dani! Joyeux anniversaire!
    I have been following your blog for awhile, but I have yet to comment. I will definitely change that.
    My birthday is December 19, and I love that it is so close to Christmas. I always get excited around that time of year, and I have two things to celebrate. I have a twin sister, but we aren't that close. We don't usually have a party- we each have a friend spend the night or something.
    I like the hats!
    Bisous,
    Sabine

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  5. Thank you all for the birthday wishes!
    Sayoko, that's why I'm glad my birthday is in the summer! The only down side is that some of my friends are gone away at camp, so they have to make a special trip to come celebrate with me.

    Sophie, wow our birthdays are really close! Skye made Jess and Saoirse's hats.

    Sabine, I love getting comments on my blog! You are actually somewhat of a celebrity between my friends and I, and we are nearly beside ourselves that you are following and commenting on our blogs. Sorry, fangirl moment ;). I can see how having a birthday so close to Christmas would be exciting! So much to celebrate. I don't normally have a party, either--this was pretty special!

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