After viewing the party photos (see below) you may ask yourself, "What the heck were those kids wearing?" If you really must know, they are wearing what all princesses absolutely must wear on their birthdays which are tutus. Of course being freezing outside, they couldn't sport just the tops and tutus, thus the pink leggings underneath. Additionally, the leopard print shirt went with the whole circus animal motif, but it was layered and trimmed with dainty pink ribbons for an extra feminine touch. White socks with pink ruffles and black mary janes finished the ensemble for a look we'll call "Jungle Chic." I really don't understand why everyone says the monkeys are already mini-divas. I can't help it if they get upset when their socks and outfits don't match. I have no idea where they got that from. Ahem.
Even though I had asked that no one bring gifts to the party, many rebellious guests went against the grain and gave the monkeys presents anyway. CaroleAnn and Jakie Baker brought them a Care Bears DVD a couple days beforehand. Anything with dancing bears is cool with them.
They got 2 beeyooootiful bouquets of pink flowers, some nice books including one I really love called My Mommy and Me, a Veggie Tales DVD,and some yummily Burt's Bees Baby Bees Lotion and Diaper Cream, which is our fave (from the Northern Aunties.) Their Aunty Tay, Uncle Caleb, and Cousin Ava E. gave them two new DVDs, Blue's Clue's Hug Day and 25 Years of Sesame Street Songs. We're not even gonna go there with everything their Uncle Bob and Aunt Sue brought them but the big thing was this. My ex's mom sent them alot of cute clothes and some moolah for diapers. Oh yes, and let's not forget the adorable singing bears I mentioned before from Auntie Barb in FL. They really are cute when you're not trying to sleep!!
I ordered them the Miffy Shape Sorter I had seen recommended in Parents magazine but that just got here yesterday. My Aunt Judy made them the warmest snuggliest blankets out of pastel Pooh Bear polar fleece material with kind of ragged floppy looking edges. Mommy may have to confiscate those and test them to make sure they're okay. Ha.
So people, if this is what happens when I say no presents, I don't want to think about what would occur if I said presents were allowed. Gracias for all the nice things.
My monks are blessed to have so many friends and extended family who love them. But how could you not love a couple of adorable smooching monkeys like these? I think their motto will be "All this and brains too." Too over the top? Perfect.