Sunday was a big day at our house, since we were celebrating Father's Day and Sadie's 7th Birthday.
It started with a pie on Saturday night. A certain six year old was feeling a little sad about leaving six behind, because it was such a fun year and so we put together a Say-Goodbye-to-Six cake, and suddenly everyone was smiling.
Everyone except Patch that is, who kept pointing out that the pie wasn't a cake.
The next morning, before 6 am, the birthday fun began. And it had a mermaid theme:
These little toys from the dollar bins at Target were every single kids favorite thing. They're still playing with them days later.
Patch called his dinosaurs frogs on Sunday, but by Monday he was saying "'saurs."
The tail was as spectacular she she'd imagined:
When we got home from Mass I put the finishing touches on a mermaid themed cake I'd baked the night before. Sadie said that the sharks were guarding the "sleeping baby princess mermaids."
Then it was time to sing Happy Birthday to the birthday girl:
And after lunch it was time for a pool party.
James spent his time on the quilts, running his fingers through the grass. He was a big fan of the grass.
Maggie loved the mermaid pool.
And the birthday girl let Maggie wear her new mermaid tail, which pretty much made Maggie's entire year.
Then it was time for a Father's Day/Birthday barbeque with four generations of family. Nini and G.G. came over from next door to join in the mermaid themed fun.
Sadie had requested pork ribs and mermaid cupcakes.
James got his first taste of chocolate cupcake, which was very excited.
But he was a little grumpy when it was all over.
And that was Sadie's 7th Birthday in pictures! Everyone had a blast and I'm still marveling at how the last seven years have flown by.