Our little Mattie-girl turned six years old on the sixth of this month. Unbelievable. Will my heart ever make peace with the passage of time? I think no.
Her birthday was on a Tuesday, and then we had her party that following Saturday. But, these pictures are completely backwards and all jumbled up and I'm too tired to fix them....which sort of makes them a metaphor for my life.
Mattie had her heart set on having her birthday party at our local gym's swimming pool. It is a great party spot, but not the cheapest, so we told her we would do this, but the party was her gift from us (mean parents, ha!), and she was all for it! I went really light (weak!) on decorations and just had a banner from The Dollar Tree and tableware in rainbow colors...she loved it!
OK, now back up a few days to the actual day of Mattie's birthday, which was Tuesday, March 6th. I wanted to do something fun for her so that her actual day felt special to her, so after she fell asleep the night before her birthday, I hung baloons in her doorway , and in the doorway leading into our living room, and above our kitchen table. I cannot say enough how easy this way but what a HUGE deal it was to her....she thought it was the greatest thing ever and felt very special when she woke up...goal acheived! I will now have to do this for Presley in October, and for both girls birthdays from now on, that's how much they loved it.
We had spaghetti at my parent's house that night,and I made her a little cake to have there. Here's a pic of her blowing out six candles....we were Face-Timing w/ my sister at the time, so she actually took the pic:
Mattie's party invite:
And here's my six year old. So, so proud of what a precious girl she is. Hands down the smartest, cutest, funniest, sweetest, most adorable six year old I've ever known, and to think she belongs to me just blows my mind. Blessed, blessed mama am I.