Monday, June 13, 2011

She's 7!

My precious little sweetheart has just turned 7. If my math is correct, that means I must have birthed her when I was 17, right? ... RIGHT? Yes. Because there's no way I'm that close to 30.

Anyway, with a birthday must come a party. Considering that for the last two years, the weather sucked (for lack of a better word) on the day of her birthday party, I decided to keep it simple this year and not plan anything that I wouldn't be able to move inside at the last minute. So I didn't really plan anything.

I bought a small craft for them to do (making bracelets):

And luckily, much to my surprise, it ended up being super sunny, so I called everyone and had the girls bring swimsuits and let them squirt water at each other so I could sit back and not do anything.

Justin faithfully guarded the water balloons and shot anyone who dared get in the way.

And we decided that we might as well continue with our birthday pi├▒ata tradition, since we do it nearly every year, anyway.

One of the girls had a herculean arm and knocked Scooby off the hook, so they finished beating him to death while he was lying defenseless on the ground.

Aren't these girls cute? I didn't know it was legal to have this many darling girls in the same neighborhood, but they pulled it off, somehow.


Kennedy is growing up so fast and is such a sweetheart. She loves playing with friends more than almost anything in the world. She loves to ride her bike and her scooter, and does it very well. She can read and write like a pro and leaves us random little notes all over the house. She loves Scooby Doo and dinosaurs. She is constantly singing and dancing, acting goofy, playing dress-up and pretend, and putting on plays for us. She is such a joy to have around and can't even believe how much I love her.

Happy 7th birthday, Kennedy Rae!


Sarah said...

Looks like a super fun birthday! Cute! ... did you make the cake? Looks awesome!

Ashley Rae said...

Why thank you Sarah- yes I did make the cake. It's not one of my better ones, but she liked it, so that's good!

Smiley Family said...

I just love a good party, and this one looks so fun! Yay for summer birthdays! So glad the weather cooperated for got really lucky and must have done something right since we have had such funny, finicky weather this year. And good job with the cake - super cute.

P.S. I official crossed that 30 year mark two years ago. It sucks.

P.S.S. Thank you so much for the Up With Kids info. I am going to talk to Ashlyn about it tomorrow. It looks like such a fun program!

Jennifer said...

What a bunch of cute little girls! Looks like it was a really fun party, and I'm glad that the sun decided to show up as well. :)

The mom said...

Its so hard to believe that precious angel is 7. She is growing up waaaay too fast. I keep asking her to stop or at least slow down but to no avail.

So glad you finally had a beautiful day to celebrate. That sod was really one of your best investments ever. Looks like they had a royal blast.

The cake looks great and the gaggle of girls are gorgeous!

Sarah Jane said...

Kennedy is SEVEN? OMG! I can hardly even believe it. That is a darling picture of all those girls in their swimsuits. Save that picture because in 20 years, it's going to be even more adorable.

I heard from Sofiya that your cake was amazing. but i'd expect nothing less. :)

Brandon said...

How fun! Glad she could have a good birthday. And your cake and your yard look great!

Sara said...

I can't believe she's 7! She really is growing up, and she is so dang cute! Looks like a great party. :)