This year Mia wanted a Puppy Party.
And, like I mentioned in this post, she decided that this year, instead of her guests bringing gifts for her, she requested they bring something to donate for the homeless dogs that live in a shelters.
I was so proud of my big girl and the puppy-filled extravaganza couldn’t have been better.
How cute is this bone cake my friend Erin made?
She also made the fun paw print favor cookies that Mia handed out to all of her cousins.
Mia helped me decorate the donation box.
And I sewed up a fun bone bunting.
I made some brownies with malt balls and chocolate chips paw prints.
Our back sliding glass doors where paw printed as well.
And our crooked, yet cute, front door welcomed guests to “Mia’s Puppy Pound.”
Our traditional cake pose.
(Extra special since it included Daddy’s “Steve’s Roadkill Cafe” sign from Uncle Meade!)
Time to sing!
Make a wish.
My wish is that I can continue to instill in my girls just how important it is to think of others as you go through life. Mia and I talked about how her choice, to use her birthday as a way to help others, resulted in some very sad, lonely, homeless puppies’ lives being changed forever. All because of her choices.
Many tails will be wagging with joy all because of her.
The lesson? Anyone of us can make a difference. No matter your age.
It may be small thing, but it matters in a big way.
She was so excited to deliver the goodies with Daddy and her sisters!
(I just love how the SUN is shining right in their eyes in this photo!)
Delivering the goodies!!!
We get to visit the puppies that she helped this weekend.
She can’t wait to pet and play with them all!
On top of her puppy donations, she got a few other gifts as well.
This bike, from Mimo and Grandpa, is one of her faves.
And don’t even get me started on this….
I wanted to get Taylor Swift concert tickets a few months ago when they first went on sale.
No dice. Sold out. In like five minutes.
My hopeful idea of surprising Mia with the most exciting gift of the century was gone.
But thanks to Jimmy, Haley, Ella and Tyler, Mia will now get the chance to see her idol on stage strummin’ away, and make memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
Thank you to everyone who helped make Mia’s seventh birthday so special and memorable in every way.
Your thoughtfulness is so inspiring and appreciated by our entire family!