Kaitlyn’s birthday celebration kicked off on Tuesday this year. She got to be the class helper and she brought in panda cupcakes for class snack. She apparently had one of the leftovers at After Care. Then had another for dessert. At bedtime she confessed that she’d eaten three cupcakes that day and wanted to know if it was ok!
Here’s Kaitlyn seeing the cake for the first time. I didn’t even tell her what the theme was this year. Please ignore the piles of stuff in the background. Our carpet was being replaced and we spent several days moving furniture back and forth between rooms. They did our dining room on Kaitlyn’s birthday so the table, highchair, and a bunch of other stuff was in the living room. Thankfully they finished the dining room before it was time for cake and presents that afternoon.
Kaitlyn once again chose Red Robin for her birthday lunch. She claimed she is going to pick Red Robin every year until she is 18. When we asked her what was going to happen wen she turned 18, she said she was going to pick Roadhouse until she was 25!
That night we had a hockey game too! As a member of the Kids Club, she gets to go down and High-Five the players as they enter the ice before the game. Today they asked if she wanted to bring the puck to the official before the game since it was her birthday. She got her name and birthday announced while she was out there!
We had talked about having a “real” party for Kaitlyn and inviting her class, but with our upcoming trip it was too hard to work out the logistics. And they are very expensive! Instead, Kaitlyn invited her best friend from school to Friday night’s hockey game. They had a blast! They took a picture with Salty Pete and did the High-Five tunnel. They got an autographed photo of one of the players. Payton got one of the game pucks that went flying into the team bench in front of our seats. We bought the girls souvenir hockey sticks. And of course there was lots of junk food involved!