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raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday Little Bird




Today Little Bird is six years old. Just like every other mother in the universe says on her child's birthday, I have no idea where the time has gone. Her fourth birthday wasn't so bad. The fifth one was really hard for me. This one is pretty tough, too, but only because my expectations and hopes and dreams aren't being met. But that's my problem, now isn't it?!

The last time she had a birthday party she was 3. Since she's in an awesome inclusion program this year with typical kids (aka normies) who all have birthday parties, we decided to throw one for her with the kids from school and a few outside kids with whom she has play dates or shares a special connection. 
I baked and frosted 7 million cupcakes 
(or maybe it was 48. I stopped counting.)

They turned out great, right?!!
Strangely enough, all the kids wanted to taste the GFCF big top cupcake I made for the bird

Pre-chaos
Mid-chaos
 All in all, it was great. There were only two fights- over who got to sit next to the bird. It got pretty ugly.
There was one point where this happened:

But then this happened, too, so it's cool

 Rather than offer the kids cheap, poorly made plastic toys in their goody bags for the parents to throw away as soon as their backs are turned, I had custom M&Ms made with her picture on them....
Yes, her name is spelled L-i-t-t-l-e B-i-r-d. Pay no attention to this typo.


Alright, six. Let's see what you've got.


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20 comments:

Lynn said...

Congrats on hosting what looks like a wonderful party! I really really want a cupcake now. And I'm totally stealing that M&M idea...now instead of parents having to throw away crappy toys they can eat these babies while their kids' backs are turned!

Jen said...

Well, great, now Katie's bday is going to pale in comparison. Personalized M&M's...can't top that. I am glad she was able to have fun! And, it was her party, she could cry if she wanted to. Hehe.

Jen said...

Wow, personalized M&M's? Now I feel the need to step it up with K's..ha. Glad she had fun! And I think the correct statement for that one pic is, It's my party, I can cry if I want to. : )

Jen said...

Um...yeah...thought my first comment disappeared into blogger land...soooo disregard the 2nd try !

MommyToTwoBoys said...

I don't know why but I am crying. That picture of you next to her with the cake is precious. I can see so much in your face. Happy Birthday Little Bird!!!

dotcomkari said...

HAPPY birthday Little Bird! sounds like a wonderful birthday party too! I love the M&M idea! she is too cute! and it looked like a fun birthday party, her smile is priceless! what a wonderful mommy you are!

Cheryl D. said...

Happy birthday to Little Bird! I think the most awesome girls have birthdays today!

The cupcakes looked absolutely fabulous! The M&M idea was totally brilliant!

And the kids looked like they had a great time! I'm so happy the party went so well!

jillsmo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BIRD!

Patty O. said...

I'm here from Hartley's blog. Congrats on the win--and I love your cupcakes!

Dani G said...

Thanks for all the birthday love :)

Heather said...

The cupcakes look great, and the M&Ms are too cute! Happy Birthday LB!!

I love that last pic of you and Greg with her :)

Apples and Autobots said...

Happy Birthday, Little Bird!!!

JennieB said...

I had those m&m's at my wedding (no pic, just writing). They look awesome. Happy birthday to Little Bird! She is going to kick six's butt!

Ellen said...

Wow! You sure do know how to throw a party! Happy, happy birthday, Little Bird. I hope this is a wonderful year filled with all that's good, for you and your wonderful Mommy.

sherri said...

that party looks awesome! Happy, happy big 6 to the little bird! how did you solve who got to sit next to her? was there a duel?

Kathy said...

Happy, happy birthday Little Bird. David is six, too, so I'm right there with you. Alright, six, let's see what you've got!

Karen V. said...

Your photos are awesome! What a wonderful mommy to create such a fabulous party for such a beautiful girl! And huge turnout...she must be quite popular. And now, I need a cupcake!

Michelle Saunderson said...

Looks like a great party. You did good mom.

Ashley said...

Happy, happy birthday to LB! Looks like an awesome party! I absolutely HATE the crappy toys. I know it was sooo a typo, but what a cool name for some awesome kid somewhere.

tulpen said...

Sorry I missed this!!

Happy Birthday Little Bird!

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