Dear Holly: Your 6th Birthday Party!

6 years old.

Dear Holly,

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that you had the most exciting 6th birthday party that you could possibly imagine!

I even heard one of your friends proclaim, “This is the best day of my life!”

And I must say, you were not one bit skeptical or fearful about being launched up in the air on the bungee… or as you explain it: “When I got to fly!”

It makes me so happy to be there with you having so much fun.

I always want the best for you- especially when it comes to getting to experience excitement and adventure with your friends and family!



Dear Holly: You’re Planning Your 6th Birthday Party, Which is Still 3 Months Away

5 years, 9 months.

Dear Holly,

For the past few weekends now, you have begun planning out your upcoming 6th birthday party.

And by upcoming, I mean… 3 months from now.

You started a list of all the activities you want to plan for all you and your friends to enjoy.

My personal favorite is “Twizzlers”.

That’s just it’s own event.

You all get to eat Twizzlers.

Because when you’re 5 going on 6… Yeah, that’s an event all in itself.

But specifically, here are the  birthday activities you’ve got on your list, so far- in what I’m assuming in chronological order:

  1. Gifts
  2. Cake
  3. Ice Cream
  4. Pizza
  5. Popcorn
  6. M&M’s
  7. Goldfish
  8. Apples
  9. Twizzlers
  10. Toys

Gifts first, of course. Pizza after ice cream? Sure, why not!



Dear Jack: The BB Gun Range at My 40th Birthday Party

10 years, 4 months.

Dear Jack,

This past weekend we hosted my 40th birthday party in Alabama at Nonna and Papa’s house. Amazingly, your friend Landon and his family drove there too; though they live in the neighborhood next to ours in Tennessee!

I know it was a lot of fun to be able to hang out with one of your best friends… in a different state, 3 hours away!

Papa and I set up a “BB Gun Range” for you and your friends to shoot aluminum cans at in the woods behind the house.

You guys thought it was hilarious when Landon shot a BB and it got stuck right there in the middle of an acorn.

And having an April birthday, I was so grateful it only rained that morning, and stopped an hour before the party began.

Otherwise, we couldn’t have opened the BB gun range!



Dear Holly: Getting Your Own Gifts at Your Brother’s Birthday Party

4 years, 6 months.

Dear Holly,

This past Saturday, we celebrated your brother’s upcoming birthday with an early birthday party on Halloween.

You are one special little girl, because it wasn’t just your brother who received gifts.

First, you received a special water marker scribble pad; which has quickly proven to be a fun creative outlet for you; from our family friend Kaylie.

And Nonna and Papa gave you the clothes washing set you have been wanting for a long time now.

So while your brother spent the weekend playing with all his new toys, you definitely didn’t feel left out on your end.

It was like a little “half birthday” party for you, since you just turned 4 and a half!



Dear Jack: Trying Out the Games for Your Halloween Birthday Party

9 years, 11 months.

Dear Jack,

For many weeks now, we have been planning for your upcoming Halloween-themed birthday party. One of the games you came up with was “Dodgeball with a Giant Eyeball”.

Therefore, you and your sister have been sort of practicing in the living room after dinner while Mommy and I clean up the kitchen.

It’s especially funny because the inflatable eyeball is nearly as big as your sister!

I’ve already told you that I’ve predicted by the time that eyeball makes it through a game of dodgeball with a group of 10 year-old boys, it probably won’t be inflatable anymore!