Barefoot by the Sea: She's NINE!

Monday, May 20, 2013

She's NINE!

I love celebrating other people's birthdays.  I think it's a wonderful day to show someone just how special they are.  For my kids, I like to spend the day celebrating their big day.  On May 9th, my first girlie turned NINE.  I will skip wondering where the time has gone and the emotions (but believe me, I have experienced a TON of them with this birthday - who am I kidding?  EVERY BIRTHDAY).  Instead, let's focus on what she awoke to on the morning of her birthday:
I like to mix it up.  Last year, we hung balloons throughout her room but this year, I made some simple tissue paper pom pom flowers and outlined the number 9 for her and suspended the number from the ceiling. 
Easy and inexpensive, it was a pop of color that she couldn't miss when she work up!  I attached a few more balloons at the bottom to make it a little more festive.  She loved it!
I also hung pink streamers on the inside of her door and purple on the outside along with a few more dangling balloons.  Next year, I plan to zig zag streamers across the doorway in an effort to keep her from ever leaving!  After all, next year my first baby turns TEN! 
But for now, we are just happy to say she's 9!  She had a wonderful day! 


  1. That is soooo cute! I bet she was so thrilled to wake up to a decorated room. What a sweet way to start off her birthday! :)

  2. What a fun way to wake up in the morning! I tend to go the balloon route. My kids are entirely obsessed! This year we also tried streamers. It was so fun to see her little face when she came downstairs to all the decorations! Totally worth the extremely late night :-)

  3. What a great way to celebrate your daughter's birthday. I imagine she just loved it. I share the same birthday as your daughter and it is a great day to be born! I am a new follower and glad to have found your blog :)

  4. So sweet!! Riley is lucky to have a mama like you :)


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