So all the hard work paid off! We had a really fun time this year at Melia's party. We had oodles of people squished into our little home (but plenty of warm bodies!!) We are very blessed to have so much family so close to us. We ditched the rain (thank goodness!) but man was it C-C-Cold!!
Melia woke up about an hour into her party - which was OK because I was running around like a crazy woman trying to get things prepared and cooked and decorated...etc. Her eyes just lit up when we walked into the room when she saw all of her favorite people...well most of her favorite people anyways (we were missing a few if you can believe that! You think I had enough people in my house??) Imagine this craziness around the whole house!!
So I'm thinking I am going to make a tradition of making tamales every Christmas. This is the second year I have done it and everyone has told me that they are expecting them next year! Haha who ever thought this white girl could be such a mean tamale maker! Anyone who wants to make them with me let me know!! It's really easier than you think it is. A big thanks to those who helped out with the food, you are lifesavers!
I ended up opening most of Melia's gifts myself. She opened the first couple and then figured she would rather play with those instead of opening the rest!
We also had a pinata this year again. Melia had a blast hitting and kicking it around
We had a mini bouncer in the garage for the couple of kids that were there (Thank you Shanell!!)
Melia had so much fun jumping with her cousins and friends
So this is my daughter eating her cake like some sissy la la girl with a fork and a napkin! She hates getting her hands dirty - she wouldn't eat her cake until I gave her a fork.
Also I promise you I did do my daughter's hair SO cute for today - but obviously it didn't stay that long so she sported a fro most of the night. =)