My oldest granddaughter just turned four. What a wonderful age.. this is the time in her life she can imagine and believe she can be anybody or anything. Her current goal is to be Rapunzel.. She told her Mom she had to have a "Rapunzel" birthday party.. (Her "Pops" and I had recently taken her to see the movie Tangled). Disney movies start a whole new identity for her most of the time. Since I do a lot of sewing, I got the bright idea to make her a Rapunzel costume for her party... just to make sure could get into character.. (you know how that works). The party was magical for her.... I really think she thought she was Rapunzel. As a matter of fact we were instructed to call her by her name "Rapunzel." She refused to wear shoes... "didn't you know the Princess does not wear shoes?" My bad.
It was a lot of work but so worth it to see the joy on her face when she saw the costume.. four year old's are such grateful littles...
And oh yeah, I managed to fit a Belle into the week.. she loved both of them.. .
but.. Rapunzel won out.. it was her favorite..
Our little princess had such a wonderful birthday this year.. it will be something I never forget.. such a change from last year.. we never know what year to year is going to bring around here.. last year she was sick and hospitalized for two weeks her birthday party.. my dear little granddaughter has Cystic Fibrosis (a life threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and other organs).. so I was more than happy to spend the whole week this year sewing for her so that she could be the Princess on her day..
In April we will be walking to raise money for a cure in the Great Strides Walk. Please join me in finding a cure .... My dream is to see her healthy .. Rapunzel needs a cure!
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