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Malaya’s Birthday Party

FIRST OF ALL – I MUST SAY THANK YOU  – THANK YOU – THANK YOU – TO ANGEL AND MOMMA ANGEL (Kandiance)! There is absolutely NO WAY I could have had such a beautiful party for my little Malaya if it weren’t for their efforts. I know momma Angel didn’t feel very good but she dressed up like a princess anyways and it was such an honor to have her at the party.

Here is a picture of Momma Angel and the girls:


We had several adults come to the party – Thanks to Angel! The best part – they all dressed up for the party. I’m wearing jeans and they’re wearing prom dresses! How awesome is that! Cinderella is actually Angel’s principle at her school. She had told Kandiance that if there was anything she could do for her – to let her know. So very unselfishly Kandiance called her favor and asked her to come play Cinderella at Malaya’s birthday. I know it sounds crazy but I actually got a little teary-eyed when she walked through the door and I saw Malaya’s eyes get really big. She went and hugged her and it was just so precious. 

I have never seen a BETTER Cinderella. Now Grant was a great Hannah Montana – but it just doesn’t compare to Cinderella!! Talk about someone who is great with kids – she was amazing! All the little girls had a dozen questions which she graciously answered. Of course Rosie ended up in her lap towards the end of the party – but really – it wouldn’t have been such an amazing party without her! 

Here is a little peek at our Party

First the girls got dressed up so they could be ready before Cinderella arrived. Angel’s friend (Jenny) works for Mary Kay. So she brought her supplies and little mirrors and the girls got all dolled up! She was even curling their hair!! 



Then they colored a special picture to give to Cinderella:


Here comes Cinderella:



They each walked down the runway giving a princess wave!

dscn0773Time To Play A Game:


Time To Eat at the Royal Banquet Table:


Time for Cake:


Time for a Scavenger Hunt and to make a wish at Snow White’s Wishing Well:



Time to make Wands:



Time For Presents:



Thank you to everyone who came – especially Cinderella!

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Blacked Out in Walmart?

Yep – of course I did. Today is Malaya’s birthday party and while I’ve been a good girl and have stayed on bedrest – I needed to go to Walmart to get a few things for the party. Yesterday – we were at the check-out and I told Jose something wasn’t right. The room started spinning, I got really hot, and my face went numb for some reason. My head started pounding. The next thing I know I was sitting on a bench in the front of the store with a bunch of people staring at me. Kind of embarrassing. I didn’t hit the floor but Jose helped me over to the bench before I went down.  I completely blacked out. I have NEVER felt that way before. When I got back to my room – it happened again.

This morning – I’m not feeling much better and yet I have a Cinderella Party to attend. Don’t worry – Angel is basically hosting it – so I just have to sit and watch! Would you believe we have the REAL CINDERELLA coming to the party! She’s coming in all the way from her Castle at Disney World! (Not really but Malaya thinks that!). The girls are so excited.

I see the doctor this week but I’m sure he will not be happy. It’s really hard not being in my parent’s house. We still have no power and it’s getting a little old! I know my life isn’t normal – but would still like some normalcy at least in having a house. It’s expensive to feed 7 people three times a day when you can’t cook or keep groceries. 

I’ll post pictures of the party tonight – hopefully! We’re still praying every day for the power to return. We heard there is another massive storm coming on Monday! Great! 🙁