Mar 26, 2014

Stella's BirthDAY

Did I mention that Damon and I both had strep on Stella's birthday?  He took the early shift and missed breakfast and I suffered through the cupcakes at school and traded places with him for the after school shift.  Stella got to choose the restaurant for dinner, and of course she chose her favorite spot: TJ Ribs, where she devoured an entire rack of baby backs.  They also brought her a brownie with ice cream that turned out to be peanut free so she could finally enjoy a restaurant dessert!  What a treat!  Back at home it was time to open some presents!  
Mawmaw and Pawpaw feel it is not fair for Stella to receive and the others not to, so Cille and Watts had a couple of their own items to open...
Stella asked for this for Christmas but didn't get it due to the 3 gift limit.  We don't limit birthdays...
Watts got a swimming monkey for his bathtub.  He also felt that the party was pants optional...
Stella was really excited about her gifts...
Dad attended breakfast via FaceTime, and I watched presents the same way.  FaceTime boggled the mind of my poor Wattsy-boy.  He could see me, but I couldn't pick him up, and this was very upsetting to the poor little guy.  Eventually I just hung up to avoid upsetting him more...

Cille LOVED her gifts...as you can see by her face...
Streaks for Stella's hair and our carpet...  :-(
That card must have been hilarious...

Watts has finally caught on to the whole present thing.  While Stella was opening her gifts, he kept grabbing wrapped boxes, running away with them, and yelling, "Mine!" the whole time...

She was super-pumped about her marshmallow shooting bow and arrow...

Watts was very disappointed that the bow and arrow was not for him...
So his sweet sister shared...just part of being the oldest...
Stella also received a bikini with fringe on it so Cille decided to give her a tutorial on how to shake it, as if Stella needs any help in that department...
It was a bit of a tag-team effort, but we squeezed every ounce of celebration that we could out of Stella's 6th birthday.  I cannot believe that we have been her parents for 6 years already.  You would think we would be better at it by now!  Stella definitely changed our world for the better.  We love you, our big 6-year-old girl!

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