Graham Turned Five

“Mama! After Lizabiff’s birfday, it’s mine. I want Lego party. No! Angwy Birds. No! Star Wars Angwy Birds when Terrence is a dog guy. No! Wio 2! No! Batman! Or Cowboy? Hmmm. I can’t decide. Maybe twiangles?”

“Do you just want me to surprise you?”

“Well, don’t pick anyfing weird.”

A couple days later, he decided that he wanted blue cupcakes. I was pretty excited about a triangle party, but that is life with a 5-year-old. We made the invitations for family and sent them off.

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And then three days before his birthday party:

“Mama, I want a bwue, wight bwue, dark bwue, bwack, white, shark, Duck Dynasty party wif homemade hats and fancy stwaws!”

“We will see what we can find at Wal-Mart.”

“Well, it is mine birfday. So, dey better have it all.”

We dug out all the blue, light blue, dark blue, black, and white paper we had and I made a banner.

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Triangles. And lots of them.

Then, we headed to Wal-Mart to see what we could find in the Duck Dynasty/Shark/Fancy Straw department.

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Much to my surprise, Wal-Mar had shark stuff in their 97 cent section. And then Graham found the napkins with the geometric shapes and fell in love. Graham’s mustard-seed-sized faith in our local supercenter really paid off.

Graham made his cupcakes. I waited to finish the decorations until he went to sleep. I spent about 20 minutes putting up balloons and the other banner and figuring out how to incorporate all these different types of napkins.

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The next day, we finished up some cleaning. I folded and put away all the laundry, while Dave got the party hat supplies ready.

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We donned BLUE and partied! We were blessed to have lots of family celebrate with us. Even Graham’s cousins from Iowa were able to attend!

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The birthday boy wore his brand new blue Duck Dynasty shirt we found on a clearance rack just hours after he came up with his theme. Still not sure what the odds are on that one working out so perfectly. And a cape.

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Everyone enjoyed the blue cupcakes.

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Present time was followed by opening and playing with all the presents. Parenting FOR THE WIN!

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And party hats. Triangular ones, of course.

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And sugar crashes.

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“Fank you, Mama, for mine birdfay. It’s mine favwite.”

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Operation blue, light blue, dark blue, black, white, shark, Duck Dynasty party with homemade hats and fancy straws was a success.

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