Birthday Craziness

Well we survived another crazy birthday week for the McCann girls so I thought I would highlight some of my favorite things about this super fun week in our house.

It began with a visit from Aunt KK which we all loved!  She joined us for Anna's favorite birthday meal which this year was hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill.  This girl loves hotdogs and actually ate 3 hotdogs on this particular night.  As you can see from the picture she loved being the center of attention and still on a daily basis says "Happy Birthday ME" to get a good laugh out of all of us.  She was convinced for about 2 days that she was 3 1/2 but now is finally settling on the fact that she is 2, and boy does her attitude match that age!

Next up came sweet Lucy.  We began the celebration the night before with a taco dinner of her choice and had Gannie in town to join in the festivities.  Then on her birthday day I got to go to school to have lunch with her and participate in her classroom, reading a story to everyone.  As a 6 year old she feels so old to us, especially since she lost her first tooth just a few days after turning 6.   

The weekend after Anna and Lucy's birthday we had a few friends over to help celebrate our special girls.  Here we are singing to the girls all lined up with their cupcakes.

These are some of Anna's little friends.  It is a little tricky having a party for all 3 girls at once but I try to just invite a few friends of each of the girl's ages and then it is just one chaotic fun play date.

This was an exciting game of musical chairs, which turns out to be much too complicated of a game for ages 6 and under.

You can't really tell from this picture but each girl had cookies with their ages, and picked out their own cupcake flavor. The purple ones pictured here were Ellie's choice.  The theme of the party was Doc McStuffins a favorite show around our house these days.

Here are a few of Lucy's friends from school.

Last but not least came sweet Ellie.  To be honest we are usually all birthday out by the time it gets to Ellie but this year we kept up the momentum by going to the zoo the day before since Lucy had a day off of school.  It was fun to go the zoo as a family and it help keep us in the celebration mindset.  Ellie's choice dinner was spaghetti and meatballs and we saved the gifts that Aunt Curly sent in the mail to open then, making it extra fun. 

And just for fun I will post the cute poem my very talented husband wrote for their birthdays. This has turned out to be a McCann tradition now and something the girls look forward to hearing what their daddy wrote about them.

As nights turn cold and leaves start to fall,
Our house is getting ready for a massive ball;
The year of 2012 brings even ages,
But with all these kids, we may need cages!

Lu's first tooth is 'bout to go,
So come on out and don't miss the show;
Our kindergarten girl is almost six,
She'll be serving lots of treats, never tricks.

The next in line is our curly Ellie,
She's much sweeter than a Jelly Belly;
Never shy, though she's only four,
We'll have fun, with cupcakes galore.

Anna was the baby, but now she's two,
Still a McCann despite her straight hair-do;
Wild and crazy, she never stops,
Keep up with her and you'll party 'till you drop.

Four verses down and we're almost done,
Next year Mary Neal will be turning one;
So please come celebrate our girls with us,
'Cause we can't come to you without a bus!


EMU said...

Love your family of four girls! And love love love Sean's poem! :)

Dena said...

Love this post!! cute pics and poem!