6-year olds know how to party

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Our Angel cakes turned six on Thursday. We had a couple of days of celebrating and we aren’t even done yet as Aunt Nellie is coming down this week to celebrate again!

We always let the kids pick where they want to eat, and of course Angel picked Pizza Ranch.


We splurged a little and let them play some games after we ate.


Ok, it was for entirely selfish reasons. Pat and I are addicted love to play the arcade games. What happens at Pizza Ranch stays at Pizza Ranch, right?


Here’s Angel shooting some hoops.


We racked up 800 tickets, which was enough to get our birthday girl her own tiara and wand. And a bunch of tootsie rolls.


On Angel’s actual birthday we met daddy at Dairy Queen on the way home (about 4:00 pm). Didn’t you know? It’s perfectly fine to ruin your supper if it’s your birthday.

Strawberry sundae with whipped cream and 6 cherries on top.


Friday night was the big party. You may have seen me post on Facebook that as of Thursday night, well actually Friday morning, I had nothing planned.

For reals. I kinda forgot about ordering a cake. Bad mom moment. It was especially guilt-wrenching when like six of the kids asked me that night if we were going to have cake.

Um, no. What do you think this is? A birthday party?

Well we still had fun, even without cake.

Here are most of the girls. I think we are missing a couple that came a little later.


Eating supper.


HAHAHA! I just really looked at this picture. I guess this was the “silly face” picture. A couple of them did a pretty good job!

We had sandwiches and chips and grapes. And water.

That’s right. Bad mom forgot to buy anything to drink too.

After supper, it was on to the spur-of-the-moment-thrown-together-thank-you-God-that-my-mom-was-so-creative games.

I threw together a couple of games and stole some ideas from my mom, who was the queen of creative games.

First they had to put 25 Cheerios on a stick of spaghetti that was stuck into some play dough.


Hahaha. I busted Simeon eating his Cheerios! : )


After they finished that, they had to run over to Pat and he got them hooked up with a spoon in the mouth and a table tennis ball on the spoon. They had to walk around the table without dropping it.


I have no idea what this is. The chicken dance?


After the spoon in the mouth, they had to navigate their way through the spy maze.


Otherwise known as a bunch of streamers taped zig-zaggy to the chairs.

And then after that the finale was they had to pop a balloon and inside was a piece of gum. I didn’t get any pictures of that because I must have been helping someone it was complete chaos.

After all the fun “games” the girls made necklaces and the boys went to the other side of the room and I have no idea what they did. I think they were playing carpet ball because they were really loud. And I forgot to take a picture of the girls making their necklaces but it was lots of fun.

And thank goodness for Sophia’s mom, who stayed for the party. The girls were struggling with stringing their necklace string through the beads. Um, panic time! Well she came up with the idea of taping the end of the necklace string so it wouldn’t unravel. Crisis averted!

After that it was time for cake ice cream sundaes.


Except of course I forgot to grab a lighter or some matches. So we pretended to blow out her candles. Everyone was a good sport! Ha!

Here they are, enjoying their ice cream!


See those four boys there? More energy right there than the 15 girls combined. Wowzers! : )

And we made them line up to take a group picture.

As much work as it was, it’s so great to see this picture of their sweet faces.


Ok, it really wasn’t much work. I didn’t plan anything in advance, we had no decorations, we had no cake, and we pretty much just let them run wild.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. As the kids would say.

Here they are for their silly picture. Hahaha.


And a few last shots… Angel and her best bud Simeon.


Angel, Estee and Hannah playing ring-around-the-rosy around Simeon.


And Angel with her best bud Estee. These two are like attached at the hip.


Like I said, the birthday fun isn’t even over. Aunt Nellie (my sister) is coming on Wednesday and will be here until Saturday! Yahoo! We are all so excited. Friday night we’ll have a little get together with just family and close friends.

And maybe we’ll have a cake.

Happy birthday precious Angel girl. We love you so much!


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