I’m Six!!

Story told by: Lainey

I’m six! I’m six! I’m six! I’ve been so excited for my birthday to arrive!

We typically do presents after dinner, but right when I woke up this morning, Mommy let me open just one present.

An Ariel sweatshirt! Mommy wanted me to open it so I could wear it today. I love it!

This is the cereal I picked out for my birthday breakfast, so I couldn’t wait to give it a try!

I took a few bites, and even though I thought it was good, I told Mommy it was too sweet for me and asked for Rice Chex instead. (Mommy suspects I was switched at birth and that I’m actually not her child.)

I asked to share with my brothers, and they devoured the cereal! (They are definitely related to Mommy.)

While everyone got ready, I sat down next to the speaker and had Alexa play my new favorite podcast for kids, “Story Pirates.” I love listening to these funny stories!

Before school, Mommy got some fun six-year-old pictures.

Then it was time for school! Mommy asked if she could bake cupcakes or something else for my treats at school, and I insisted that I just wanted to bring in lemon-lime jello cups! (Mommy definitely didn’t complain about the ease of this.)

I had a fun morning making tie-dye eggs at school with Holly, the Colton librarian.

Then just as I was sitting down for lunch, I was shocked to see Mommy and Brody walk in with Happy Meals!

Such a fun surprise to have them eat lunch with me! (Henry was spending the afternoon with the Smarts. They couldn’t make it to his birthday party, so they wanted to take him out to ice cream. We were all having a fun afternoon.)

At the end of lunch, the whole elementary school sang “Happy Birthday” to me. I loved this part!

At the end of the day, I got to wear the class birthday hat and share my treats with my friends!

When Mommy picked me up from school, she offered to take me to Ferdinand’s to get ice cream. I told her that I had just had jello, and that much sugar didn’t sound good. (Okay, that’s it. Mommy knows I’m definitely not her child.) So instead we went home, and Mommy let me open another early present…this time from Grandma and Grandpa.

A new movie!

It was a perfect afternoon spent cuddled up on the couch watching “Aladdin.”

For dinner tonight, Mommy gave me the choice of going out to eat or making something I wanted at home. I didn’t hesitate to say that I wanted homemade Egg McMuffins. (Again, I’m making this day super easy on Mommy.)

Then it was present time!! I’ve been waiting all day for this!

I was very surprised by my first present.

Lincoln Logs! I’ve been asking for these since the start of kindergarten.

Grandma and Grandpa got me some awesome Think It Through Learning Tiles from Discovery Toys (and multiple accompanying sets). I can’t wait to use these!

I got some cute slippers from Na Na and Ba Ba!

The Campbells sent me a perfect outfit for my Bitty Baby!

And my big present from Mommy, Daddy, Gma, and Gpa is a trip to the American Girl Store! The note informed me that we’re headed to Tacoma next weekend (yay!), and while we’re there, we get a girls’ day at the Seattle American Girl Store to get my doll’s hair done, buy some fun things, and have lunch. I can’t wait!

And the finale…cake! I asked Mommy to make a lemon cake, so she made this lemon buttermilk cake with cream cheese frosting. I loved it!

After a quick shower, I made sure to put on my cozy slippers. I love them!

We ended the night with a quick recap of my day. (Be sure to pay attention to the parts where I use what I call my “cowboy voice.”) I had such a great sixth birthday!

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