Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Birthday Girl

My Elle McBell turned 6 last week and we had a little shindig with the families to celebrate! My mom has a book about when Oscar the Grouch has his best birthday ever with a mud cake with broken candles and his presents are broken toys, a dirty sock and a jar of icky sticky mud. Elle was teasing all week that Grandma was going to get her that stuff for her birthday present. She would laugh about it and then would get serious and say, "Mom! What if she does get me a dirty sock and broken toys! I would just throw them away! What else would you do with them!" Of course, my mom pulled through and gave her the sock and broken toys! Notice the look of disgust! (And the Christmas smiley face tattoo in April that she had on all week!!)

Here is the mud cake! We even sang "Rotten birthday to you, Grouchy Elle" just like Big Bird!

Luckily we had a real cake too! :)

She did get some real gifts too.

Then...drum roll please...we told the kids that the next gift was actually for both of their birthdays and they should open it together. It was... A Wii!!!! I loved their faces!!

I had taken it all out and set it up earlier in the week so that night we could get it running without difficulty. We went to eat lunch at school with Elle on her birthday and Reese said, "Hey Elle, we have a Wii at home!" Luckily Elle just said, "No we don't Reese." Whew! Luckily no one believes a 3 year old! I don't even know how she knew what it was. I didn't even play anything. I made sure everything was hooked up and running and then put it back in the box. Why do kids these days have to be so technological! I should have made her set it up and save myself some time!

Needless to say, family night has become so much more fun!! :)


  1. Wish I could have been at the party - these pics are great! Get the Wii ready for this weekend!!

    Auntie Ali

  2. Oh my, I LOVE the part about Reese telling Elle about the Wii and not being believed. That is SO funnY!!