Monday, August 1, 2011
Sunday July 31, 2011 Happy 9th Birthday Kaylyn
So this year Kaylyn wanted her birthday party at the new Chuck E. Cheese. So I booked it on her birthday at 11:00 am. Can't believe she is 9 now and going into the 4th grade already. Time sure does fly! She had a hard time sleeping the night before...went to bed at 9:00 pm, got up at 10:00 pm to let us know she forgot to take her vitamins, and up again at 11:00 pm to tell us that she couldn't sleep. Then she got up at 6:00 am and was ready for her party. We let her open our gift and Aunt Kara's gift first thing in the morning. We got her a color Nook since she loves reading so much and Aunt Kara, Uncle Chris, & Kalia got her a color Nook cover. She was so excited!
At Chuck E. Cheese, we had 25 kids come and about 38 adults. It was a big party and all the kids and parents had fun. Kaylyn got almost 800 tickets in the ticket blaster and ended up with over 1500 tickets after she was done playing games. She picked a robot panda for Ashlyn with her tickets...that was very sweet of her! That was Ashlyn's first time to a Chuck E. Cheese and she had a blast also. She just kept wanting tickets...and with her tickets she got cotton candy :-) Just what she needed!
After the party, we went with Nana & Papa back to our house to open all the gifts with Grandma. Kaylyn got so much for her birthday and she was very thankful. After Nana, Papa, & Grandma left, we drove to Barnes & Noble to exchange the Color Nook case to her choosing and ordered a few books on her nook (and got her free birthday cupcake). Then we went to Justice to use her gift cards...with a coupon we had, she got 3 shirts, a pair of jeans, and a pair of capris for $35. Then we went to two Target stores to find what she wanted with her Target gift cards and she ended up getting three DVDs (Open Season 3, What's New Scooby Doo Season 2, and Shrek the Final Chapter). Since she couldn't find what she wanted at Target, we went to Walmart and she used the cash she got to buy the Rapunzel Hair Braiding doll. So she used up all her gift cards and money, except the remaining gift cards for B&N which are credited to her account to buy books on her Nook and a gift card to Books A Million (will have to go another time since it's up in Viera).
Thank you everyone for sharing in this special day with Kaylyn...these are memories that will last forever!