THIS IS SIX - The Perfectly Imperfect Mama


by - Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hey Hey, Tuesday!

It's been a minute since I've been here but today I am back!

Last week, MILLIE JO TURNED SIX & we celebrated ALL week long.  Like, big time!

This is six, y'all …
 The Saturday before her birthday, we had our yearly girl's day!
I love this girl of mine BIG!

First stop was The Cheesecake Factory for lunch …
And this girl was so excited to get cheesecake + ice cream with a candle!

Then, we headed to the American Girl doll store …
And on our way home, we stopped by the outlets so she could spend her Justice gift card she got for Christmas …
Cheesecake, ice cream, shopping & Starbucks.
A few of her favorite things!

That next day, after church, our families met for lunch at our favorite Chinese restaurant.  Since we didn't do a party this year … more on that in a minute … we wanted to make sure our family got together to celebrate.
And per Millie Jo's request, she had a mermaid cake!
The girl loves when she gets to see her cousins!
Her last picture as a FIVE year old!

Tuesday, was her actual birthday & we woke up extra early to have cinnamon rolls & open presents from us …
And she was ready to rock the day as a SIX year old!
I took cupcakes to her class that afternoon & they sang Happy Birthday to her!
Dan went the night before & painted the school rock for her.
She was so excited!
After school, Millie Jo & I took Cooper & Itty Bitty to Mimi & Paw-Paw's so we could go to the hair salon to get her hair cut!
Afterwards, we went to Cheddar's because hello, the girl LOVES her spinach dip, crescent rolls & sweet tea!
We ended our night meeting Dan at Starbucks where he brought her flowers.
He sure has set the bar high for future boys … 25 years from now! 😉

And now, the reason we didn't do a party this year …
For a year or so, Millie Jo has been asking to go to the Great Wolf Lodge …
So Pop & Grammy got her (us) a night there for her birthday!
We went swimming … A LOT …
We played at the arcade & got cupcakes …
We went & listened to a bedtime story …
And we ate way too much!
Y'all, it was so much fun!
And it's not just for kids.  Dan & I rode the waterslides over .. & over!
We are already planning our next trip.

The final birthday festivity was this past Saturday …
Me, Millie Jo & Mimi went to see the Judy Moody play in Charlotte! It was her birthday gift from Mimi & Paw-Paw.
We grabbed lunch first & then headed to the play.
It was SO cute & we will definitely be going back to see other ones!

If you made it through this entire post, YOU GO GIRL!  You, girlfriend, deserve another hot cup of coffee!

I would say that it was a pretty great birthday for my sweet Millie Jo!  
It usually doesn't feel like so much but it was all going on in a week's time this year.  And the memories made at the different places instead of presents to open are something that will last forever! 

Now it's time to get ready to celebrate our February & March birthday babies!

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  1. I love how you gifted an experience, seriously I think this is the best idea. Looks like you all had a blast.