So we finally had Peanut's birthday party this weekend. She started asking at 7 a.m. Sunday when all of the people were going to show up. Telling her she had 6 hours to go didn't really satisfy her. But alas, the people showed up and a good time was had by all.
|The birthday party girl. She told my mom (unbeknownst to me) that she needed a special party dress. So instead of her Smurfette shirt, this is what she wore.|
|In the jumpy house. With Brainy, as you do.|
|This is the best I could get of Gizmo who said "Whoa, cool!" after every present was opened and "cheeeeeeeese!" when we tried to take her picture.|
|The cake. The bakery was going to charge us $50 to make Smurf figurines. The husband went to Target and found these on clearance for less than $2. Winning.|
|Opening presents, which included a tent, a snow cone maker, a scooter and a karaoke machine*.|
|Cake and candles. Peanut kept asking, "Is it time to sing the happy birthday song yet?"|
|My interpretation of Smurfette. I even put eye shadow on, which my 5-year-old nephew noticed and said, "I really like the color on your eyes." That kid. He's a keeper.|
*So the karaoke machine. The husband suggested that we get Peanut a karaoke machine for her birthday, which I thought was a great idea. She loves to sing and regularly asks me to "becord" her while she sings or take "bideo" of her. She loved it and even treated us to a rousing edition of "Call me, maybe." Anyway, after the girls went to bed, the husband decided he would try it out. I was trying to watch gymnastics while he was "rapping" Biggie's "Hypnotize." There are no words for the hilarity that ensued. He then went on to dedicate a Matt Nathanson's "Modern Love." One of the lines is "Oh this modern love is a taco truck," which caused a lengthy discussion of what the hell that even means or if the husband was looking at the right lyrics.
And then he started calling for couple's skate time.
I think the karaoke machine is going to be more entertaining for us than it will be for Peanut.