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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Lily's 10th Birthday at Chuck E. Cheese

 Lily wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese for her birthday this year.  The last time we went was when she turned 5.  Later, I discovered that Lily and Amara made a deal- if Lily went where Amara wanted her to go on her birthday, then Amara would go where Lily wanted her to go on her birthday.  Amara chose Chuck E. Cheese for Lily, and Lily chose the Heber Creeper Wizard's Train that just happens to be running during Amara's birthday week.  It's a Harry Potter themed train and Lily has really enjoyed those books, and has read each of them multiple times!

I invited all the nearby family to Lily's party at Chuck E. Cheese, and we had an awesome turnout from both sides of the family!  I know I didn't get pictures of everyone that was there, but here's a few that I did take:

 Our family, grandma and grandpa Christensen, grandma and grandpa Lauret, grandma Bobbie, Heather and her boyfriend Landon, Laurel's family, Bev and Eva, Micah's family, and Joe's family were all there.  We filled the entire back section with our group.  Everyone ordered what they wanted and played games and earned tickets at their leisure. 
 Lily has grown a lot since the last trip there.  Here's a side by side comparison on the clock ride she adored at age 5:

 Lily is so very loved!  She's the oldest cousin on my side of the family, and one of the youngest on Steve's side.  She has a very nurturing personality and radiates happiness.  She has a strong desire to always do what is right, and she is stunningly smart.  She is inquisitive and loves to read, draw, blog, craft, sew, sing, and pick out songs on the piano.  She likes her outfits to look put together, she hates brushing her hair because it hurts so much, and she likes her nails painted.  She loves broccoli cheese soup, steak, pizza, McDonald's hamburger happy meals, and sweets!  Her favorite animals are dogs, cheetahs, leopards, lions, horses, birds, and dolphins.  She is an animal lover and is taking horse riding lessons, which she absolutely loves.  She wants to have a horse someday, and I told her she'd likely have to marry a farmer or a man that wants horses because I have no experience or interest in having one.  Lily is intrigued by the body and asks for books to read about it and how it works.  There are a few out there suitable for really young children and then some for adults, but I'm not finding any in between.  If you know of any, let me know. 
Lily got 850 tickets to spend, thanks to the many cousins and aunts/uncles/grandparents that contributed to her stack.  She had a lot of fun.

1 comment:

Amanda Lauret said...

That was such a fun party! We are glad we were able to come. I loved seeing the comparison picture of Lily now and at 5. She is so darn cute! I can't believe how old she is getting.
That Harry Potter train ride sounds awesome! That was nice of them to work out a deal.