Monday, June 4, 2012

Morgan's 6th Birthday

Morgan turned 6 a couple weeks ago.  It's so hard to believe that 6 years have gone by already!  Her birthday was on a Sunday, but we had her parties the Friday before.  She had her friend party right after school.  I picked a few of her friends up, along with her and the others were dropped off. (The cousins that don't go to school with her.)  When they came, they got to decorate their own cupcakes.  (There are un-frosted cupcakes in the back of the cupcake stand.)

After eating the cupcakes and ice cream, the kids used some of their energy up swinging at the pinata.  Unfortunately they knocked it down (a few times) before it couldn't be hung up anymore and we had to tear it open and dump the goodies out :-)

Then it was time for presents and, of course, Morgan couldn't wait! 

The kids also ended up in the barn to see the cattle and climb in the hay.

And then they were back in the garage digging right into one of Morgan's gifts, decorating a jewelry box. :-)

We had about an hour break between Morgan's friend party and the family party.  We then had a little cookout, she opened more presents (she's still working on writing all her thank you's!) and then got to blow out the candles on her cupcakes again :-) 

The weather was beautiful for her birthday parties!  We couldn't have asked for a nicer day.  It was in the mid 70's and sunny.  Saturday was even warmer and just as much fun.  She got to go to one of her friend's birthday parties, which was at a bowling alley.  Blake went too and they had a BLAST bowling and eating pizza :-)

On Sunday, her actual birthday, I wanted to do something special for her.  We went to church, where they had their children's program, so Morgan got to sit with us and watch instead of going to Sunday School.  (She wasn't in the program this year.)  We then went home for a little while before heading to her grandparents' house to drop something off and we ended up picking up her grandma! Then it was on to McDonald's for lunch.  She had received a gift card for Toys R Us from her grandma and another little gift card from Toys R Us, so we went there and she picked out a little something and even had a enough left that Blake could get something too. :-)

After toy shopping, we moved onto the mall where they were having their last day of a butterfly exhibit.  Definitely the highlight of the day.  It isn't every day you get to hold onto butterflies :-)

When we left the mall and jumped into the truck, it said it was 92 degrees outside.  I figured it was off, like usual, when it first started up and the temperature would go down.  (Half the time it's in the 50's and raining on Morgan's birthday-there was no way it could be in theh 90's!)  Well, the temperature didn't go went up!  To 93!  So, when we got home (and after the kids napped a bit) we got the slip 'n slide out and the kids cooled off.

Plus it was nice and breezy, so it was a perfect day for Morgan to fly her new kite she got from a friend! :-)

A little while later my parents stopped by to see Morgan on her birthday and give her some birthday spankings...she's lucky she's only 6! ;-)  I was busy making cupcakes to take to school the next day.  I was going to make enough for both of her teacher's classes (as many of the parents do), but being that it was so hot and I only have one muffin pan, which slows down the process a bit and leaves the oven on longer, I decided the other class would live without cupcakes!  LOL!  So on Monday, she was able to celebrate her birthday, yet again, at school.  She even came home wearing a crown and had a little birthday card/certificate from her teacher.

I think she had a pretty awesome 6th birthday.  It was definitely one to remember! :-)


Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ahhh hun it looks like she had an amazing party she won't forget! It looks like all the kids had fun too!

Oh my 93! We have been rainy and overcast for so long, but I know I will take the cool with working at home with no ac.

I so want to go to a butterfly exhibit! What a fun fun thing to do!

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Morgan !!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday Morgan! Sounds like a fun day of parties. The butterflies looks like it was a fun place to visit. Who doesn't like a slip n slide and flying a kite. Sounds like a perfect birthday.

Alexia said...

Holy moly - you're birthday events sound like ours! LOL We always do a family party on Sunday and then celebrate on their actual birthday as well. But it looks like she had a lot of fun! (and HAHA! Jack has the SAME shirt that Blake has on!!!)

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

Happy belated Birthday to Morgan!
Sounds like a pretty amazing couple of days!!
The butterflies at the mall sounds so neat! Glad you guys got to go! And how sweet of Morgan to let everyone help her with her brand new present!

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