Nicole’s 6th Birthday

Nicole turned 6 on May 6th.  It was a Tuesday.  The day before we made cupcakes together:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

She choose French Toast for her birthday breakfast and ate it with syrup and powdered sugar.  Charlotte wrote her name in Smarties for her at breakfast.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANicole choose Despicable Me for her party theme so after breakfast, I painted her nails to look like Minions.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI also painted Charlotte’s nails:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


At school she got to share a poster about herself and she brought Despicable Me fruit snacks for her birthday treat:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhile she was at Kindergarten, we decorated for her party.  We had to go to the store to have balloons filled with helium.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI made a pizza and did my best to make it Minion-shaped:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


The party started at noon, after Nicole and some of her friends got off the bus.  I played music from both Despicable Me movies on Spotify for the party.  While the pizza baked we played hot potato with a balloon that resembled a Minion then we went outside and I gave each kid a “freeze ray” (water gun) to shoot Minion balloons.  We were pretending they were purple Minions and we were changing them yellow:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext we ate pizza:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen we sang “Happy Birthday” and had cupcakes:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter cupcakes, all the kids wanted Nicole to open her presents.  So we did that next:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was probably a bad idea to open the presents so early in the party, because once they were opened, the kids just wanted to play with them.  I convinced them all to come out to the front yard for a game of “Yellow, Yellow, Purple” (Duck, Duck, Goose):OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter a few rounds, some of the girls wanted to go in and play.  Once I let one girl go in, Nicole wanted to go play with her new toys.  We played a few minutes of tag before we all headed in.  Nicole took all her birthday gifts and laid them out on a table.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShe did not want anyone else to play with her new things and everyone wanted to do their own thing anyway, so I just let them all play whatever they wanted.  Some girls went out to swing, others put on dress-ups and filled purses with toys.  Some of the girls pretended they were in a hotel. After a little while, Nicole came out of the playroom and announced with a big smile “This is the best party ever!” and I just had to laugh to myself because everyone was off doing their own thing and Nicole wasn’t even playing with any of her party guests!  I decided that as long as she was happy, we’d just let them play till their parents came.  It wasn’t till about 5 minutes before the end of the party that I remembered about the art project I had planned.  I called all the girls in and we made paper Minions.  This was probably the longest lasting, most enjoyed part of the entire party:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter everyone left, Nicole opened up the bag of treats one of her teachers had given her at school.  She then proceeded to open every single treat and give Ila half of each one.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAt 4:00, her grandparents and aunts came over for family present opening.  As she opened each gift, she said “What the.”  It was about the strangest thing you could say and it made us all laugh.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShe got a microphone from her Grandma Bunny which was a big hit:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAZach even recorded her singing her own special birthday song:


Then we had cake before heading out to dinner at a McDonald’s with a play place.  Nicole said that McDonald’s has “the best chicken nuggets in the world!”

At McDonalds a man was there with his daughter and he yelled out to her something like “you’re a crazy girl!” Nicole thought he was talking to her and she ran towards us screaming.  We told her that he wasn’t talking to her and she calmed down.  Then she yelled at him “I’M NOT 5, I’M 6!”

We weren’t there long before Nicole told us she was tired and wanted to go home.  (Isaac had been so excited for her birthday that morning that he had woken all the kids up extra early to celebrate).  I don’t know if she was actually tired, or just wanted to go back home to play with her new things.

She said it was the best birthday ever.  As I tucked her in to bed, she said that she really wanted to “dream about me at McDonalds.”


One comment

  • I love those fingernails and she is such a cute girl. So many of her faces remind me of faces Levi makes. I’m glad she had such a fun Birthday.

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