She wanted “Frozen” and she wanted to be surprised.
She wanted an ice-cream cake with “Anna” and “Elsa” on top.
She wanted lots of beautifully wrapped presents.
She wanted to play games like “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”.
I love a girl who knows what she wants!
Except when her real birthday passes without adequate recognition, and she’s more than a little bummed.
It was hard on this mama to wait-it-out without the slightest suggestion that there might be something more to come.
So I reminded her that we would eventually celebrate.
Saturday arrived and we were prepared to move into action.
Duff left first thing with the unsuspecting birthday girl.
They ate breakfast at the donut ship and visited the library for story time.
They stopped in at PetSmart to visit the “cutie patooties” (aka mice).
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the rest of us turned ordinary into a ‘Frozen’ zone.
We put Anna, Elsa, and Olaf, on plenty of ice.
We prepped food and snacks.
We hung streamers and balloons.
We hid and waited for our little lady of the hour to make an appearance.
I think we were successful in pulling off the surprise!
Now to let the fun and games begin!
And the CRAZY!
Elsa is her favorite…
Aside from her best friend Makinley, of course!
We kicked things off with a 12 step ‘Frozen’ scavenger hunt.
I printed up the clues from here.
She read each clue…
Followed by more detailed instructions on the back.
Each card, led her to a wrapped gift,
which she eagerly tore open.
The whole crew was curious to watch the unveiling.
This was followed by some “Pin the Nose on Olaf” fun!
She was actually pretty good at it,
and surprised herself with easy success!
The scavenger hunt continued.
It was awesome to watch her reading the clues,
and figuring out the directions.
This was probably her favorite prezzie…
Though it’s difficult to compete with a ‘Frozen’ manicure…
and pink sunglasses from big sis.
We finished up with the ice-cream cake, she essentially hand-picked herself, several months back, at Dairy Queen.
She requested the traditional ‘Happy Birthday Song’ when given opera and rock alternatives by her older siblings.
I think she was pretty pleased with her choices,
Happy 8th Birthday, Gabrielle Faith!!
You are an absolute blessing!