Sunday, October 16, 2011

The One with all the Cowgirls

 Lexi turns five tomorrow!
A fifth birthday means we invite five friends...
Next, it's time to set the stage...
The table is ready!


The quintessential birthday party game

Watercolor ponies, awaiting watercolor.

A little cowgirl scenery


Rocking chairs with bandana pillows
Mix in some party food... to be served from the Chuck Wagon.

Bandana napkins with Flatware rolled inside,
Ranch Style Beans and Apple Sauce

I forgot to snag a picture of the other food table.  You'll have to take my word for it that it was filled with Hot Dogs, Mustang Mac n' Cheese, and Veggies with Ranch Dip.  (Maybe Matt or Elaine got some pics... ???)
Watering Hole-Pink Lemonade, of course!

"Gimme a milk, make it chocolate!"

S'mores Pops made with love by Paige

Cowgirl cake

Party favor station
Party favors

Cowgirl Cookies {recipe here}
Bandana boxes filled with a Toy Horse and Brush,
Cow Tails Candy, and Nerds
 And now that the stage is set, to quote Andy from Toy Story, talking to Pixar's best-loved cowboy,
"It's party time, Woody!"

Birthday Cowgirl

Handsome Cowboys

My brother, Matt, and soon-to-be-sis-in-law, Karina
Cutie Cowgirls

Sami didn't know the other girls, so she wasn't up for a group photo.
She's so cute, even all teary!
Gettin' a lil' rowdy.  Chloe told us that she'd been practicing her
cowgirl phrases.  Here, she demonstrates her authentic "Yeehaw!"
And a lil' silly
Don't worry, I got Sami to calm down.
And Jeremy and Elaine got a smile for a pic with Lex!

 Time for some vittles!
Cousin Myra came all the way from Denton!

After dinner, the girls took a little break outside...
 ...while we got the Sweet Saloon ready with cake, ice cream and s'mores pops.
 "Happy birthday to you!"
Goofy big brother

Lexi gets the first slice.  It's birthday tradition!
 About the time we finished up our cake and ice cream, a truck and trailer pulled up in front of the house and you could hear the excited cries of little girls,
"The ponies are here!  The ponies are here!"
(Yes, aparently, I am THAT mom.)

(But I'd probably do just about anything to get this look of delight on her face!)

All of the girls got several turns on the ponies, since they stayed for an hour.

While the girls took turns riding, they painted their watercolor ponies while
they waited.

They brought a donkey, too.  It cracked me up to see this mass of girls walking him!

Lexi poses for a picture with Mr. Ed
Dedicated artists

The donkey finally tired of being walked, but the girls persisted.
Just like any good western film, we rode until the sun set.
After the party Lexi kept saying, "Best birthday party day ever!"
Yes, yes it was.

Next year, I promise, you're only getting a cake and your nails painted. ;)  Someone hold me to that.


  1. Looks like an awesome party!!! You are such a great mom! Happy Birthday Lexi!

  2. Wow, you are TOO much - what an awesome party!!! Everything was SO cute - love the chocolate milk idea! :)

  3. Sooo cute! A very pinterest worthy party, everything looked great!!

  4. Oh. My. Gosh. You are insanely awesome. and crazy. Your party decorations look like it took 6 months to prepare but knowing you, you probably stayed up late 2 nights last week and got it all ready. The house and decorations were beautiful. What a fabulous idea!!

  5. Happy Birthday, Lexi! I love seeing pictures of your party. You look like you were havin' a rip-roaring, dog-gone good time. :) Love, Miss Ruth

  6. Wow! I can't believe how much work you put into this! Everything is picture perfect! You definitely have a knack for party planning!
    Poor Sami...she is so sensitive and shy around new people!


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