Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Believe it or not, 7 is 6!

Seven turned 6 years old on April 11, 2013. When I picked him up from school that day, I asked him if he was gonna be 7 next. He replied, "I already am Seven!" with a big smile!

Seven requested a Darth Vader Birthday Party this year. He also wanted a pinata. I was looking for a soccer ball pinata that we could paint to look like the death star. I searched several stores and finally found one. I thought it was kind of small. I took it home and showed Jeremy. He agreed. I told him I had found a present pinata that was bigger. So, I took the soccer ball back and exchanged it for the present pinata that I had found at a different store. I felt it was a decent size. Jeremy, however, did not. He was thinking that Seven's pinata would be BIG. So, once again, I put the present pinata back in the car and took it back to the store. I went to one more store and found a BIG pinata. However, my choices were a clown or a pirate. I chose the pirate for Seven. I had Piper stand next to it so Jeremy could see the size and sent the picture to Jeremy. I didn't want to have to take a THIRD pinata back!
 Seven approved of his pirate pinata!
I got a black table cloth and put star stickers on it to make it look like the night sky for the Darth Vader themed birthday party.

I couldn't find any party favor bags that highlighted Darth Vader, so I got the next best thing...Yoda!
I also made light sabers out of swimming pool noodles and tape for each of Seven's friends to take home with them after the party.

 Then we hung the pinata in a tree and we were almost ready for the party to start!
A friend made this sign for Piper's birthday to surprise her last year. We have continued to use it as a way for our friends to find Granny's house for the parties. Seven put it on the front porch and wanted me to take his picture by it.
 The cake...Jeremy made a death star cake.
 And we had Yoda and Darth Vader there as well.
 The light sabers were a hit!

I love Seven's face on this picture...He's making the sound that a light saber makes.
They also played a game that had the same idea as musical chairs. They passed around the Death Star, which was a balloon filled with confetti and small bouncy balls. When the music stopped, the person with the balloon was out. This continued until there was only one person left. The last person left in the game got to pop the balloon. It exploded! The kids really enjoyed it!
After making the three Death Stars explode, it was time to break the pinata! I let them all use their light sabers to hit the pinata at first, knowing it wouldn't break it, but it was fun anyway.

Then we got out a stick and let everyone have a turn at the pinata. Finn finally beheaded the pirate.
 And Seven destroyed the head!
 Time for cake! 
I couldn't decide which smile I liked better of Seven's, so I included two pictures. In this one his eyes are looking at the camera.
"Happy Birthday to you..."
Digging into the yummy cake that Jeremy made!
 Seven thought he knew what this gift was...
 He had been wanting one for a very long time...
He was right! It was a light saber that lights up red! It was his favorite gift...Thanks Papa Rick!
I also made Yoda Soda for the party, but forgot to take a picture of it when it was in the punch bowl. I remembered when it was in the pitcher when I was getting ready to put it away.
It was real simple to make. You take a 2 liter bottle of sprite and mix it with a container of lime (green) sherbet. Everyone thought it was yummy and my kids have requested that I make it again!
Happy Birthday to my sweet six-year-old! You are very smart. You are funny. You are very full of life and love to joke around. I love you, Seven!

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