Lessons learned about Six-Year-Old birthday parties:
1. Make the party as girly as physically possible. This allows you to only invite the girls without hurting the feelings of the boys. (I have my limitations as to how many hyper children I can have in my house at one time.)
2. Don't waste hours of your time laboriously cutting the sandwiches into cute little shapes. All they are interested in is the cheese balls.
3. Don't waste hours of your time coming up with games. Because all they want to do is play outside with the puppies.
4. Make twice as much frosting as you think you will need. And then make more. Especially when your oven isn't level, resulting in layer cakes that are slanted. (Extreme amounts of frosting also make up for lack of cake decorating ability).
Rockin' out in the ballroom.
Anja and Sam, our decorators extraordinaire. (Along with Daddy, of course)
With the token pirate.
Can I tell you how much I love this girl? She is a total extrovert; friends with everyone and enthusiastic about everything. Flexible, adaptable, cooperative, and always happy to be helpful. An amazingly kind and patient big sister. Kindergarten has only brought out more maturity and responsibility in her. Since my other two are...er...not quite so easy, I am extremely thankful for my big girl. Of course, she has her moments, but most of the time she is completely delightful. A very Happy Birthday to my Sweetie!