kevyn is 6!

last weekend we celebrated kevyn's birthday at the local bowling alley.  this is the third party i've thrown there as the options for parties in our small town are scarce.  but the kids love it and enjoy playing the janky arcade games probably just as much as actually bowling.

i was a little disappointed when we walked in and saw that they had the tables for our party set up in a little corner versus the back party room...  i was under the impression that was part of the deal, but i guess not.  thankfully my mom was also there to help set up and she quickly cut the round tablecloths that had bought (for the party room) to fit the rectangle tables that they had designated for us.

kevyn invited all her classmates and cousins and had such a great turnout.  she didn't even notice that her bestie (who now goes to a different school) didn't make it.  i had it in my head classmates & family and completely forgot to get an invitation to besties dad!  oops!  when she questioned me as to if i knew if bestie was coming, i lied and said "i'm not sure...  i did text her dad."  

we ordered these invites from tinyprints.com and purchased decorations to match the invites.  i wish i had a better picture of the backdrop i made...  jeff helped me cut pvc to build a square frame.  i then cut plastic tablecloths to braid at the top and then flow down.  i loved the way it turned out and could kick myself for not getting a better picture!  it definitely helped cover up the wall our cake table was set in front of.   

and once again jeff's mom made a gorgeous cake!  i even had other parents come up to me to tell how good the cake was.  thanks again grandma!

 it has been so fun to watch this kid grow up!  she has such a kind heart and is a great friend.  she loves to entertain and make others smile.  and, like i've mentioned before, she is still our little weirdo.  she has a unique sense of style and owns it!  (and i am learning to let her own that style except when it comes to birthday parties when i know a ton of pictures will be taken.)  she is also really funny!  this kid is full of one-liners and knows when and how to use them.

we love you sweet girl and hope your sixth year is amazing!


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