Jun 23, 2015

Cille's BirthDAY

Cille's real birthDAY was the Tuesday after her party.  Mommy was visited by a stomach virus on Monday, so Daddy won the opportunity to prepare Cille's delicious birthday breakfast in bed, and he chose a fan favorite at our house: chocolate chip mini muffins.  Served with a side of chocolate milk, it was a very gourmet start to the day...
Can you believe she is already 5 years old?  I cannot...
That night Mawmaw and Pawpaw joined us for spaghetti and presents...
 Even though Cille was the birthday girl, all the kids got a gift.  Cille was so mature to let her siblings open their gifts first...
 Corinne got a baby doll of her very own...


 Watts got a boy baby doll, or "action figure," as men like to call them...

 Cille got a Barbie who is a mermaid and can blow bubbles with her tail.  What will they think of next?
 Daddy liked Watts's toy as much as Watts did...

 Stella won the award for the most enthusiastic opening of a gift...
 This Captain America figure can throw his shield...
 Ice skating Elsa!

 Wren is a Captain America fan, too...

 Stella's gift was a knitting set.  Turns out knitting is pretty hard...


 Cille asked for a crown and got not only a crown, but a matching ring!
 Check. It.  Out...
 Cake and ice cream time!
 Corinne thought we might let her have a bite...





Cille had a great time celebrating her 5th birthday with her family.  We love you so much, Cille, and can't wait to watch you learn and grow throughout this year as a 5 year old!  

If you would like to relive Cille's past birthday celebrations, click here: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR.  

Jun 20, 2015

Cille's 5th Birthday Party, Part 2

Another one of our recycled attractions: Free Noble Steed Rides on our resident "Maximus"...
Deep conversations at the easel...
Cille's teacher, Ms. Dolly, came and brought Cille these beautiful flowers.  It made Cille feel like a real princess...
Zachariah was entertaining folks in the living room...
Cille's cake...
Cille with her cake...
Placing her candles.  At least this year she didn't impale the princesses with them...


This is Cille's face while we were singing...
And this is Cille's face when her friend accidentally blew out her candles...
Luckily Jamie was fast enough with the lighter to get things back on track...
Cille saw a piƱata at one of her friend's birthday parties and requested one for her own.  I thought it was a little strange to beat Ariel with a bat, but whatever...


Tinkerbell, AKA Miss Taylor, brought Cille a special costume all the way from Pixie Hollow...

Tucker wanted to take a picture with Tink, too.  He has good taste in women, if not in sunglass fashion...
I forgot to get a picture of it until the party was over, but we of course had a birthday banner...
And a slideshow of our sweet 5-year-old girl...
Happy birthday, princess!