Our Little Fairy (Meadow) Turns 6

As soon as Meadow woke up we let her open her present from us.

A Captain Marvel dress. When I bought it I thought it was Wonder Woman. She still loves it.

I think she likes it better than her Wonder Woman costumes. She can wear this one wherever.

The birthday girl requested banana split yogurt for breakfast.

She had some trouble blowing out a candle.

While Scott ran out to buy an air conditioner, Meadow and I assembled fruit wands. Sadly the watermelon was bad and we were only able to make two.

It was super hot and some special guests were coming to stay with us. Meadow's not great with heat. So I caved in.

This year we had her party location at Beard's Plaisance on the other side of Lake Harriet.

We had biked past there many times in the last year and it seemed like a perfect location for a gnome and fairy party.

I was worried we weren't going to find a spot, but we were the only ones here!

A little gnome was the first to show up.

That's our neighbor's boy. Meadow and him love to hang out every chance they get.

We let Meadow open her gifts right away.

As they arrived.

I kept things chill this year. I feel like whenever I'm at kids birthday parties they blow off any activities and do their own thing. I brought a giant bucket of bubbles and let them play.

Books. Meadow loves books!

One of the girls was disappointed that there was no piñata or candy take home bags.

She was just a year too late to the piñata tradition. Maybe it'll return next year.

We didn't tell Meadow that her cousins would be coming. She said, "Hey how did you get here?"




Snacks and bubbles.

Eventually the gnome baby showed up.

He doesn't look so pleased.

He wouldn't leave my side.


I also kept the cake simple. Tea cakes for everyone else and a chocolate heart for Meadow.

She was disappointed that her candle blew itself out.

On a second try she got the candle blown out.

All the little fairies and gnomes ran around the whole park and climbed up this tree.


This made me nervous, but the kids managed to not break any arms.



Even the parents got in on the bubble fun.

I guess I can play gnome for a bit.



Andy and Aaron did a better job entertaining the kids.


After the party was over and the air conditioner was installed we searched for dinner.

We tried to go to East Lake Brewing, but the Midtown Global Market was already closed and Taco Cat was randomly closed for the day.

So we walked on back and tried to decide on a different place to eat at.

It was nearly 9 so we decided on Black Sheep Pizza.


The cousins got fancy drinks.


Sorry, Chelsea. You too have a Romenesko chin.

Meadow loves this pizza, which is a great improvement from when she was a little tyke. I remember her freaking out at the St. Paul location years ago.

Meatballs on pizza is still the greatest pizza topping in all of Minnesota.

We just so happened to be by Glam Doll Donuts.

So we got donuts.

What a great end to a birthday.

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