Monday, May 26, 2014

5th Birthday: Ice Skating Queen

For her family birthday this year, Helen Grace asked for an ice skating party complete with rainbows. I’m not quite sure where the rainbows came from, but we had fun bringing in two of her favorite sweet treats- gum balls and lollipops- to help with the theme, along with rainbow colored chevrons everywhere.

Thankfully, not many other people in town wanted to ice skate on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, so we basically had the place to ourselves. We quickly enjoyed cupcakes (still without singing Happy Birthday) and then hit the ice. Helen Grace did not use a walker, only slipped once at the beginning, and was a big help as her friends got the hang of it. We had a ton of first-time skaters, and many were hard to get off the ice when it was time to go home!

Afterward, we went to Newk’s and Gracie Bleu with the Eskrigges and Hasseltines before the Jackson crowd had to hit the road. As always, we loved getting to catch up with them, and the girl cousins had a big ole time giggling and being silly.

We are so thankful for our family and friends helping us celebrate five years with our breath-taking, feisty, brilliant, hard headed, brave, and cuddly little girl.

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