Kaiya had quite the celebration this year for her 7th birthday. The festivities took place on 3 different days.
It started with Jason planning a getaway for our 16th anniversary on November 6th. We rented a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Jason took a night off of work to stretch the weekend some. And because of that, Jason was not able to take the night off for Kaiya’s birthday like she wanted. Jason doesn’t usually take off for the children birthday’s but Kaiya was really wanting him to this year. So we decided to take the gifts we had to the cabin and celebrate while we were there. It made her birthday very special.
As always, Billy and Bobby came to celebrate.
We found them hanging on the back of the car when we went to leave for the cabin. I brought them into the house but we were surprised when we arrived at the cabin.
Someone was very suspicious.
The next morning, Kaiya patiently waited for Daddy to get up. Because of his work schedule and the 5 hour drive to the cabin, he had only slept 2 hours in the previous 30 hours. So he was quite tired. But once he was up, gifts were opened.
Kaiya asked for Frozen gifts. And her request was granted.
I love her reaction when she got an Elsa doll.
She also loved her Elsa dress with a long train.
Once we got back from our trip, we celebrated with my family. Grandma added a new Elsa picture to Kaiya’s birthday banner.
She also decorated her cake.
The boys stayed occupied while the ladies were in the kitchen.
Everyone was quite helpful in cleaning the beaters (and spatula).
Grandma made some chocolate snowflakes to put on the cake.
Top it off with some Frozen figures. Ta da!!!
After the cake was made, gifts were opened before dinner.
This picture is very special. It used to hang in Grandma’s room when she was a little girl. Kaiya’s Great-Great-Grandma painted it. Kaiya has named her horse, Snowflake.
After Little Caesar’s Pizza, it was time for cake.
She even wanted to cut it herself.
Once we got home from Grandma and Grumpa’s house, Micah and I decorated for her birthday the next day. Lots of pink and purple balloons were blown up.
And here is the birthday girl.
She got up early and made a run to Dunkin Donuts with Daddy.
Then she spent some time doing her paint-by-number that she got as a gift.
Our friends came by to drop off Kaiya’s birthday sign.
And we finished the day by watching the Frozen movie that she got for her birthday.
This birthday was very special in many ways and one I am sure she will remember for a long time. She also gets to go to bed at 7:30pm rather than 7:00pm, which is a special and much anticipated privilege.