Well, I am feeling pretty bad that Mikayla’s birthday post is so late. Unfortunately, with the business of Christmas, broken arms, work, and life, it kind of fell by the wayside.
Mikayla had a week long celebration, which I think is when you have a birthday 9 days before Christmas, is an absolute necessity.
This year, we had Mikayla’s party at a fun place called Lollipop. They have several inflatable jump houses for the kids to just go wild in. Mikayla has no shortage of energy and this was a perfect party for our little five year old princess.
We ordered cupcakes for her party and had a princess candle on her special cupcake. I love how excited she looks! After her “friend” birthday party, our family came over to our house so that we could have a small party celebration. My mom got her a princess cake. What a lucky girl – two cakes in one day!Mikayla got that little panda as one of her presents – she loves it and can often be found in her arms. Gavin liked the cake, too. He wasn’t able to go to the party because he had a low grade fever. He had a lot of fun celebrating at the “after party.”
On the night before her birthday, we went to Red Robin for dinner. Mikayla loves that restaurant and we always have a great time there. This is the site Mikayla saw when she came downstairs on her birthday.
We served, per her request, one of her favorite breakfasts – Cinnamon Rolls! I was glad that it was a quick and easy breakfast, because Mikayla had to go to school and I am not a joyful early riser. :)
Mikayla’s birthday fell on the same day as her preschool Christmas program and party. They served these cute little Rudolph cookies, which Mikayla loved. She was a little Rudolph obsessed this year.
After Mikayla’s program, we had a fun afternoon planned for her. We went to her favorite place to eat, McDonald’s. She would seriously go everyday if I let her.
After lunch, my mom met up with us and we went to go see “The Princess and the Frog.” It was a very cute movie that Mikayla mostly enjoyed. There was a short hysterical (and I mean HYSTERICAL) moment at the end of the movie when one of the character dies. She such a tender-hearted little girl.
To round out the day. I made Mikayla pancakes and bacon for dinner. She is a girl that takes after her mother and loves breakfast food.
I hope that Mikayla had a wonderful week of birthday celebrations that helped her to create lots of memories. She is a sweet little girl that is growing up way too fast…I love you, sweet girl!