Sunday, October 5, 2008

Kiana's turns 5 - three times

For the last few years Kiana's birthdays have consisted of family and close friends - but this year we decided to have a bigger party for her 5th birthday. We also had a party at her daycare - and one on the night of her birhtday at Chuck E. Cheese. Not to mention that the thursday night before her birthday Grandpa Leach came and took her shopping and out to dinner - so she has basically been celebrating for a week and a half.

This first group of pictures is at her daycare. We took happy meals for all the kids, as well as cake and ice cream/cones. We didn't stay for the cake, so we don't have pics.

One tradition they have at daycare is that the birthday child gets # of spankings as their age by each child in class (light spankings). This helps with counting - so you will see this below. The final picture is Kiana and her teacher Nancy (Kiana said that Nancy was giving her 3 kisses).

That night we went to Chuck E. Cheese with the Peschels and Grandpa Mark/Grandma Glenda. The kids had a fun time. We weren't having an "official" party there, but they brought her out an ice cream bar and a candle - so we sang happy birthday.

Thanks Peschel's/Grandparents for coming and making her actual birthday evening special.

When we got home from Chuck E. Cheese Kiana had to try on her new Ariel costume I got while in Dallas the previous weekend. For the story on that visit,

she has a better story there than I could come up with!!

Anyway - she put on her Ariel costume, which she will wear for Halloween. Then Grandpa Jim and Grandma Treonne came over to visit Kiana on her birthday. Grandpa spent a lot of time helping her put together the puzzle they had bought her. They also got her dominoes because her and Cameron love to play with the dominoes they have at their house.

Last but not least, today we had her main party, at the Little Gym in Rogers - where she goes to gymanstics. The shy little Kiana from regular class did not show up today -instead the outgoing Kiana we sometimes get to see shown thru. I know she had a great time. I am so happy so many kids from daycare were able to come - that made it extra fun.

Of course we also enjoyed having the Peschels, Grandma Glenda, Granny V, Grandma Shirley and Ashley there!!!
With best buddy Ashton.
Playing with the parachute. She loves this!!
She got to get in the middle, and they would wrap them up, and then pull so they would come out.

Blowing out her candles!!
A gift of cash. She thought it was a wallet with money.
Cameron getting stuck in a toddler tube!!
Sitting on the inflatable run, before it got inflated. She also loves this.

Princess daddy.

The cupcakes made by mommy. We all know that I don't really like to cook - but since I didn't call the bakery soon enough I had to get up early this morning to make cupcakes. I personally think they turned out really good - but I guess I am a little bias.
All and all this was a GREAT birthday for Kiana. Thanks to everyone who came to share these special moments with Kiana.

Cassidie - thanks so much for ALL of your help with ideas/driving around looking for stuff etc!!! I know I never do the same for you (just ask because I don't even think of it!!! - I told you I am no good at that!!).

Glenda - thanks for being the ride home for Kiana's goodies!!


Glenda said...

The party was great. You might not like to cook but the cupcake I had was excellent. Thank you for not adding frosting. :-)

How are you going to top a week and a half celebration next year.


Maggie said...

Wow, sounds like that was a SUPER fun week and a half!!

Happy Birthday, Kiana!!!

She looks so grown up in those pics - she's changed so much.

Boni said...

I tagged you! Go to my blog to find out the rules!

~ Cassidie said...

The kids had a blast and you know I love helping with stuff like that.

I'll take my trade when I have my next yard sale. HA! ;-)