Another belated birthday post. Man, I am really winning! Want to know what having three kids is like? It’s like treading water. In the ocean. At night. During a monsoon. And a seagull just pooped on your head.
Anyway, a few months ago (cringing!), Zoey turned five and, like every other five year old girl in America (and half the boys) she wanted a Frozen themed party. She also really wanted a scooter, having ridden one at our neighborhood block party earlier in the summer. Zach and I were so impressed with her willingness to try the scooter – and how well she did on it – that we jumped at getting one for her. I let her scroll through a few on Amazon and tell me which one she liked best.
She was quite opinionated about the matter, actually. It had to have two wheels in the front and only one behind (as opposed to vice-versa, or just two wheels) because that’s what the one she had tested out had. Zoey is nothing if not consistent.
In birthday tradition, I took Zoey to the store to get balloons for her party. Only this time, instead of multiple balloons, Zoey had picked out just one balloon.
One really GIANT balloon. It’s taller than Eleanor. In fact, as of this posting (i.e. December) this ridiculous balloon is still floating and about 75% full of helium. No lie.
When the lady at the grocery store was filling the balloon with helium, Zoey told her it was her birthday and she was having a Frozen party. The lady said, “Oh! I have something for you then!” She then gave Zoey an AMAZING assortment of high-quality Frozen window clings that the store had used for a window display back in February and had no further use for. Such a birthday treat!
Zoey had begged for a pinata at her birthday party, and Grandma delivered. It was jam packed with tons of fun, tiny toys and about thirty-four pounds of Smarties.
I didn’t kill myself going all out with food this time around. I think we timed the party for between meals, so I was able to just provide snacks.
Zoey picked out chocolate cake with blue frosting to match her Frozen theme. The frosting came with tiny fish candies which she also insisted upon having on the cupcakes because CANDY! The only real disappointment was the cupcake wrappers. Apparently I should have doubled them up when I made the cupcakes, because after baking you couldn’t even see the Frozen designs on the wrappers.
Zoey didn’t seem to mind much, though.
Happy Five, my amazing girl. May all your wishes come true.