Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Paige, now 6!

Yesterday was Paige's birthday!
She is SIX.
One of my favorite things about Paige is watching her blow out candles. She has an overbite and when she blows the air goes straight up to her bangs and flutters them about. This is so frustrating for Paige, but she worked hard and she was very happy when she finally got that candle out! We love this girl!

That was breakfast.

After breakfast she had school and August and I brought donuts to share with her class. It was cute to see her at the center of attention and asnwering questions her classmates asked during her special time in the teacher's chair.
What's your favorite stuffed animal? ..........Bugwah (this is the name of her girl gorilla that she just got. Her other gorilla, a boy, is named Boogie.)
What's your favorite animal? ..............I just answered that!
What's your favorite food? ..............Buttered noodles!
What's your favortie treat? ............August yelled out, "Chocolate balls!" before Paige even had a chance to answer. He was up sitting with her in the chair. It was fun to watch.

We came home and she and Chelsea had lunch together, buttered noodles and mango, on the side. Yum!

Then, I layed down for a quick snooze before finishing up the cake (a piggy) and getting the house in order for an afternoon of birthday fun.......

........and somewhere in there, August got his thunb closed in the girls' bedroom door by sweet little Paige.

It's looked way too scary for me to tackle on my own, so I scooped him up after leaving a note for my older two girls and sending Paige to Chelsea's house and headed for the instacare! The nurse suggested that we go to the ER since they would have ways of sedating him if that's what needed to happen, so I thought I'd better do that. Luckily Larkin got a hold of us and met us over at the ER. It turns out he didn't even need stitches, but they took an xray to make sure he hadn't broken a bone or damaged his growth plate. All fine. The ER took hours, so I decided to head home and try to quickly get that cake frosted and the house picked up.

I think Paige thought she wouldn't be able to wait another minute to open her presents, but then Dad called and said they were on their way home. Perfect. We had time to open presents...and Paige was very excited!

 We thank cousin Shauna and her girls for this one!
 I love that everyone has fun on a birthday, not just the birthday person.
And this has become a Grammie legacy. She wraps her gifts well, with lots of tape. It was so funny to watch Paige try and try to get that present open. I loved that I caught the look on her face when she needed to take a little break. It was classic. She was determined though, and she did get that present open!
Thanks Grammie and Granpa Weyand for the fun gifts and money!

So here are a few pictures of Paige's "excitement!" She had a long wait, but a fabulous fun few minutes getting those gifts open! We are glad you enjoyed them!

We quickly hopped in the car and headed to McDonalds for a lovely dinner. The kids were in heaven.

We came home and shared cake and ice cream with some neighbor friends who had bribed Paige into letting them come with promises of a gift. She was happy to have them, of course! We all were!

Happy 6th year of life Paige. We are SOOOOO happy you are part of our family. We love you!


  1. happy birthday to paige! Poor august and his thumb! And I love how Ashley has her ear plugs on in the photos. She is growing up so fast! All your kids are. love to you.

  2. Looks like Paige had a GREAT birthday. Sorry about August, though.