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Thursday, March 19, 2009

6 years old!

My big girl had her sixth birthday party this past week. Waiting for this event has been SO hard on her.  Ever since her brother's party a month ago she has been asking "is my party tomorrow?" nearly every day.  

Her special request was a Native American party (okay, she calls them indians still - we aren't so terribly P.C. in our house).    Ever since studying early American history this past Thanksgiving, she has been completely enthralled with the idea of living in a birchbark wigwam and wearing feathers in her hair. 

Nina made her a beautiful costume.  It was perfect with the eagle feather we found this past summer.  What we didn't know was that all of the kids would end up in costume for the party - too cute!  

We had a fun time "shooting arrows" (made from electrical tape and drinking straws), making beaded necklaces and calf skin cuffs, and searching for horses (by tossing a ball of streamers with toys wrapped inside).  The highlight event, however, was a tracking game created by Nana.  The kids were given paw prints with clues written on them.  They then had to search out specific locations and do funny things at each like put their feet up on the couch or run in a circle.  The tracks led them out into the backyard, and then to the front of the house where a brand new bicycle was waiting for the birthday girl.   At first she was so stunned that her only comment was a wide eyed "that's neat."  Then Daddy got her up and rolling, and she was smiling from ear to ear.  

What a fun birthday!

Happy Birthday sweetheart!


Nate, Michelle, Trent, Dylan and Aliya said...

Alison looks so grown up in these pictures. You are a very creative mom...it looks like it was a great party and made for many wonderful memories! Happy Birthday Alison!!!!

Doris said...

Alison, you are so grown up. Happy Birthday big girl!!!