Ada’s Birthday

Ada turns 6. The celebrations began a little late because I was supposed to meet everyone at Famous Dave’s for dinner. Since I had to pick up a package at Fed Ex, I biked over to Uptown then parked the bike (Nice Ride) at Lunds, and walked over to the restaurant. Except they weren’t there, so I waited outside. Every ten minutes or so I checked to see if they had come in, but they never did. Finally the host came out and told me that they were at the Linden Hills location. So walk back to the bike, bike back home, then drive to Linden Hills.

Birthday girl.

Hello Kitty and Barbie year.

Liam’s birthday card.

Helena’s card.

Ada really likes this card. It will be in her backpack for school all year long.

I have no idea what Liam is up to here.

Ada likes Skittles. The bag was gone in a couple of days, I think.

Nice photo of the kids singing Happy Birthday.


Liam’s Birthday Party

Liam’s birthday party was nine kids coming over and making lots of noise.

Two kids came an hour early because they couldn’t stay the entire time, and Liam played with them while we waited for the rest. Right at noon, when the party started, we ate lunch so the early leavers would have their lunch. Then the kids went downstairs to play Super Mario World. After that, I made Liam turn it off and head outside, where they played (mostly) football, but some played on the swing and some played with a soccer ball. Because it was warm and sunny, some kids even got to take their jackets off, which is pretty rare for a February party.

After that we came inside and ate cake, and opened presents. There were kids there for over three hours, but it goes by pretty quickly.

Liam’s Birthday

As soon as the alarm went off in the morning, I was just getting out of the bathroom so I peeked my head in Liam’s room and asked if there was anything special about today. He got a huge smile on his face and said “Today’s my birthday!”

His dinner of choice was a hibachi grill place that we’ve been to in Plymouth, so that’s where we went.

Once home, he opened a few presents. Dalen got him a Lego set that he began working on right away, but soon enough it was time for bed, anyway.


First thing in the morning

At the restaurant

Liam and Helena sharing a laugh

Liam in the mask.

Helena being silly.

I got Liam Wild tickets.

Liam counting his birthday money.

Liam’s new lego set.

Liam finished one part before he had to head up for bed.


Helena’s Birthday

Ten girls were invited, nine of them came. Those nine, plus Helena, Liam, and Ada made for a very (high-pitched) loud house.

So Helena had a small party (on her birthday) with us at home, and then the party with her friends on her birthday.

Liam and Ada taking it all in.

The girls

Lining up to be thrown onto the couch.

Mom giving directions

Helena excited.

Liam's gift

Ada's already stealing Helena's presents.

Liam being curious.

Reading birthday cards.

Helena happy with a glass jar (for marbles)

Ada's present.

Helena's cake.