We had a week of parties to celebrate Presley's 5th birthday! It started on Wednesday at her school. I don't have any pictures, but she got to take Frozen decorated cookies, be the line leader and wear a Hello Kitty birthday badge. She was thrilled and had a great day! Thursday (her actual birthday) she woke up to snowflakes hanging in her room and all downstairs along with her birthday banner I made and other Frozen decorations and signs. Her theme was the Frozen movie this year and she was all about it! I hope it was as magical as she had dreamed!
Thursday I let her pick her activity since she doesn't have school or dance that day. She chose the zoo so we packed up a picnic and headed out. Visiting her wallaby, Monti. He was in a quarantined area one time when we visited and Presley made him a Get Well Card we mailed to the zoo. They in turn sent us a letter from Monti's vet telling us that he is making a good recovery. He sent her a footprint and a picture of himself. Another reason I LOVE this zoo! Presley loves going back to visit him now.
Afternoon on her birthday getting ready to open presents.
She picked a pizza party that night and I had arranged for the actual pizza truck to make the delivery. This truck is always sitting in the parking lot of the pizza restaurant and we pass this location almost daily when going to our normal errands. The kids always point it out and have loved this truck since we moved here. The owners were so nice to make this dream come true of having the truck come to our house! David was almost more excited than Presley when it pulled up!
Getting a little help from brother opening presents.
Elsa Barbie doll from G and D! Top thing on her list this year!
Cool fashion design kit from Meha and Daniel
New book and kit from Grandmom
Precious new shirt from Aunt Charelette and Uncle Craig
G and D got in town early that afternoon. We were so glad they could be here for her birthday!
G and D took the kids to Build A Bear Friday afternoon. Presley has wanted to make a Palace Pet since she saw they started carrying them in the windows. She made Cinderella's dog and absolutely loves it!
David was mesmerized by the stuffing process and wasn't quite sure if he wanted to participate at first. He came around and picked out a camo bear he calls "Daddy Bear."
Thanks, G and D, for this awesome surprise!! They had such a big time at the Mall!!
So precious running through the mall with his big bear box!
Saturday morning we took the cog railway up to the top of Pike's Peak. I have wanted to go to the summit of the mountain since we moved here. I'm so glad G and D came with us! It was an incredible experience. The road to the top was really neat and the views the whole way up were beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better day. It was sunny and we could see the entire horizon, even the mountains reaching into New Mexico and parts of Kansas. Overall, an amazing experience.
David was so thrilled to be on a choo-choo
Eating the famous doughnuts at the summit
Me and David getting blown away at the top
I knew it would be cold at the top and we brought coats, hats and gloves; but, I was not prepared for the 45-50mph winds! The kids were not amused by the gusting winds so we just snapped this one quick picture before taking them back in the house on top of the summit. The view was amazing.
Getting sleepy on the way down.
Saturday afternoon we had Presley's birthday party with her friends at her dance studio. It was even better than I had envisioned. The teacher was wonderful, so energetic and ran the whole party. Presley loved dancing and having all her friends there with her.
David was hilarious! He stood on his spot and watched the girls dance.
This was the moment he had waited for... getting to play with the umbrella prop.
Our Frozen cake
Eating cake and ice cream picnic style
Love that all the little girls are watching presents while the boys are racing cars.
Sweet Anna looked precious at the party!
I wish I had gotten a picture of myself with the birthday girl, but here she is dressed up as Anna.
I love you so much, Presley! I cannot believe you are already 5 years old. I don't know where all that time has gone, but I have loved watching you grow up. You make me so proud!
Thanks, G and D, for coming in town and spoiling our kids! They love getting to play with you and show you all their friends and activities in Colorado. We all miss you and can't wait to see you again!!