Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lily's 6th Birthday

Lily's 6th Birthday

Time is a bittersweet thing. It goes by way too quickly and just slips through my fingers! One event flows rapidly into the next until it's a steady stream of constant activity, and before I know it, months have gone by.  I'm going to be completely honest with you. I can barely keep up and my days are a complete blur! That's my only explanation as to why I'm posting about Lily's 6th Birthday three months after the fact!


The sad part is, I didn't even realize it until I was clearing out my drafts folder. I *thought* I had posted about it already. Actually, I also found Liam's birthday post and the rest of our vacation posts in there, so I'm going to be interspersing those events with current posts over the next few weeks.  Such is the life of a mom of four: Always playing catch up!

SO...it's hard to believe, but Lily is now 6 years old, and she has been for, oh, 3 1/2 months. But still...6 is so old! When I think about how big she is getting, it makes me both incredibly proud of the amazing person she is growing up to be, yet sad at the same time!

Lily had an awesome birthday this year! We work so hard to make birthdays special for our kids, and it always pays off. She was busy from the moment she woke up until the moment her head hit the pillow that night! 


On the beautiful morning of August 3rd, Lily awoke to a bedroom filled with balloons, a brand new outfit hanging up, and a living room decorated just for her! She was still sleepy, but oh so excited!

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I was watching my friend's sons that day, and they brought a present for her to open when she woke up. Lily couldn't wait to see what was in that gift bag and was delighted to find a bag full of girly things! She also got a few small gifts from us to open!

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We had our traditional birthday donuts breakfast and Happy Birthday song, which is a hit every year!

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Siblings

Lily ran off to play with her new toys, and her siblings and friends until Grant's mom stopped by for a birthday visit with Lily!

Grandparents

That afternoon, Lily got to choose which activity she wanted to do. She opted to go to her favorite park!

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The afternoon passed by quickly, and soon, she was counting down the time until Grant got home from work so we could go out for her birthday dinner!  Each year, we let the birthday boy or girl choose where they want to go out for dinner. This year, Lily wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese's, but we convinced her to try a new place just like it that's only 5 minutes away from our home. She agreed, and not only did we have the place mostly to ourselves, but she LOVED it!

She ate pizza, ran through the indoor playground, played arcade games, and even got to go on the bumper cars for the first time with friends from basketball!

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Siblings

It was soon time to leave, but the fun wasn't over just yet! Lily had presents waiting to be opened at home, and my parents were coming over for cake, just as they do for each birthday!

First up was the special birthday card with a special birthday letter from me written on the inside. She approved of this year's card, but couldn't quite read the entire letter. Someday she will appreciate it...I hope!

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Finally, it was time for presents! The siblings always get to give the gifts they each picked out first. She, of course, loved everything!

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Then it was mom and dad's turn!  Lily only had two things on her birthday wish list, and she got exactly what she wanted! (And a few extras.)

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We ended the celebration with cupcakes and one last round of Happy Birthday!

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Lily is full of sugar and spice and everything nice, and she has a personality that shines so brightly that you can't help but take notice. She shines every bit as bright as the sun that was rising over Pittsburgh when she came into this world.

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Lily says it every year, but apparently her 6th Birthday was the best birthday EVER! She smiled all day long, and she fell asleep in her brand new birthday pajamas with a smile on her face. Six is a GOOD age!


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Every year on their birthday, my kids take a birthday survey! I love hearing their answers and seeing how they change as they grow older! Here is Lily's 6th Birthday Interview:


LILIANA KATHRYN
"Lily"
Age: 6
Stats: 40 lbs and 48 inches

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1. FAVORITE COLOR? Blue
2. FAVORITE TOY? All of them. But I think it might be my little dog. (That she got for her birthday.)
3. FAVORITE CHARACTER? I would say Elsa and Fluttershy. I like them the same. I can’t decide.
4. FAVORITE SUPERHERO? It might be Batgirl!
5. FAVORITE FRUIT? It’s going to be blueberries. Is blueberries a fruit?
6. FAVORITE VEGETABLE?  I love broccoli!
7. FAVORITE BREAKFAST? Bacon and Eggs!
8. FAVORITE CEREAL? Lucky Charms
9. FAVORITE LUNCH?  Mac and cheese!
10. FAVORITE DINNER? Mashed Potatoes and gravy and corn!
11. FAVORITE DRINK? Iced Tea.
12. FAVORITE SNACK? Granola Bars. The S’mores one.
13. FAVORITE RESTAURANT? Olive Garden.
14. FAVORITE TV SHOW?  Paw Patrol.
15. FAVORITE MOVIE? Invisible Sister.
16. FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS? Jessie
17. FAVORITE SONG?  Lonely. (Christina Perri)
18. FAVORITE SINGER/BAND? Demi Nebenzelle. (That would be Navato.)
19. FAVORITE BOOKS? My Little Pony ones that you can draw on.
20. FAVORITE BOOK SERIES? Junie B. Jones!
21. FAVORITE OUTFIT? My furry Elsa dress.
22. FAVORITE GAME? Hide and Seek.
23. FAVORITE SPORT? Basketball.
24. FAVORITE ANIMAL?  A bunny.
25. FAVORITE PLACE TO GO? The Lightning Bug! Because we get to do bumper cars!!!
26. FAVORITE THINGS TO DO? Suck my thumb. *Giggles.*
27. FAVORITE SUBJECT? Learn plus something. Like 10 plus 10 is 20 and 9 plus 10 is 19. Those.
28. FAVORITE STUFFED ANIMAL?  My first stuffed animal which is the one with the pink hood and it’s a bear and it’s a baby.
29. FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK? It’s Friday, because we get to go to Nina and Papa’s house. Sometimes we go oldest to youngest to have sleepovers there!
30. FAVORITE MONTH? August. Because it’s my biirthdayyyyyy!
31. FAVORITE SEASON? Summer because we get to swim and go to the beach!
32. FAVORITE HOLIDAY?  It’s Christmas because you get lots of presents and celebrate nice things and love. AND because we can go outside and play in the snow. Make snow angels, build a fort...stuff like that!
33. WHO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND? Charlie! But who is my bester friend is my whole entire family!
34. WHO DO YOU LIKE TO PLAY WITH?  I like to play with Charlie and Lexie. And Dylan. And Jack. And Audrey. And Aubrey. And Lily. And Victoria.
35. WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?  When people do a funny joke and say you get candy. JK! You get to eat my things!
36. WHAT SCARES YOU?  Wolves.
37. WHAT MAKES YOU SAD? When people hit me and not play with me. Like Lexie does.
38. WHAT DO YOU WISH FOR? I wish that Christmas was everyday. That it’s Christmas Summer Christmas Summer on and on and on.
39. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY?  It’s when me and Charlie were playing with our forks and we bumped into your door and you asked are you okay and she said, “Iiiiii farted.”
40. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?   I want to teach kids to save animals.
41. DISLIKES?  I DON’T like...I don’t know. I hate blood. That’s what. Because bloooooood. Bloooood. I don’t like to die. I don’t like cauliflower.


I love her answers and I ADORE this girl!!! Happy 6th Birthday, sweet Lily Bug!


Lily's 6th Birthday

5 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday! Her answers are so funny. I think we have the same bear with the pink hood!

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  2. Awe sweet girl! Happy Birthday! I love watching you grow! XO

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  3. For a second I was like, woah... wait. I thought she had a late summer birthday, lol! Better late than never. So much fun. Emily and Lily would be Bff's for sure!

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  4. Happy birthday beautiful Lily! How time flies by! Lily, I wish Christmas was every day, too! :-)

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