Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cabin Fever









My childhood friend, Topanga T, opened up her rustic cabin home for my daughter's third birthday party. With Rex out of town, we kept it very small and intimate - just my mom, sister, sister's friend/boyfriend (I get confused on that one), Topanga T, Drivethru B and Stink. If anyone knows anything about Topanga Canyon, it's very much the other side of Los Angeles. We're talking "painted blue trees people walking around in hemp lots of Shakespeare plays craft festivals artsy fartsy waaaaaay alternative universe" opposite end of Los Angeles. T replaced all her year round Xmas lights with pink (leaving a few blue for Stink.) There were candles, enchiladas, sangria, homemade cake and coffee. The music? "Cinderella" on DVD - but of course. Pipsqueak scored quite cool gifts, from gloves to Barbies to the real show stopper: her own pearl necklace (made by T).

All in all? A magical evening. I shall have one for you all one day. All those wheel chair bound (and you know who you are) it's nothing a rope pulley can't fix. We'll just swing you over the fence and situate you in the tiki hut. Problem solved.

8 comments:

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh my goodness, what FUN!!! My daughter had a princess party last year and we had a ball....really, we had a princess ball in out basement. All her friends came dressed as their favorite princess. TOO CUTE!! Your daughter is too cute!!! I bet she had a great time. And how fun of your friend to let you use her cabin.(helps to know people, doesn't it? LOL)

By the way, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments. I love having visitors :-). Enjoy your day.

Princess in Galoshes said...

Beautiful house, beautiful girl, beautiful cake... can you throw me my next birthday party?

Susie Q said...

I think this looks like such fun! I love that area...it has been TOO long since I was last in CA. I gotta plan a trip back soon...Grace needs to experience CA!!!

I bet Pipsqueak LOVED it all!

Hugs,
Sue

liv said...

Totally cool. Thanks for sharing.

Gretchen said...

What a magical day for Pip. Everyone deserves to be the princess at least once. And...we all need a Topanga Canyon day on occasion, too.

I remember how pretty Drama Girl used to try to be...There were numerous trips to Albertson's and Target with her negligee and fancy shoes, sunglasses, and flyaway hair. And...when she was around 18 months, for our Christmas picture, I had her all dressed in a cute red dress, and somehow she found my mom's (fake, but still nice) pearls. Mom had only been dead for about 9 months, and here Drama was, walking around with her pearls. Of course she couldn't put them on, so she draped them over her shoulder. It's funny, too, because she was very gentle with those pearls, and I've never known my daughter to be gentle. :) She has too much of me in her. I was so touched, and thought my mom would be, too, so I actually have her pictured in my mom's pearls in the "formal" Christmas picture that year.

Pam said...

I'm for the rope pulley!

Dapoppins said...

I thought I made a comment about the lovely cake and party...and great fun decorations. I was here, really I was.

Dapoppins said...

How many weeks has it been since my last zolft....

hint, hint, hint