Now She is Six

Inez is six. On her actual birthday, she had some sort of stomach flu. She threw up at school during her class’ Christmas party and got sent home. Her birthday party was postponed and she napped all afternoon. When she woke up we had a little family party for her and luckily, all the sad emotions from earlier in the day were easily forgotten.

The Birthday Clown (a tradition from my family) brought Gwen a hat. It was a $2 clearance hat from TJ Maxx that she wore the whole time we were shopping there a few days previous to Inez’s birthday. I tricked Gwen into thinking we weren’t going to buy the hat and that we had to put it back, but I actually bought it on the sly. She was pretty excited when she opened it, as you can see.

My Dad sent a copy of the poem Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne to Inez. She was so excited to turn six that she memorized it.
Personally, I love the ending:

But now I am Six,
I’m as clever as clever,
So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.

It’s not that I want her to stay six forever, but if she only could stop growing up so fast, that would be great.

  1. Grandpa and Grandma

    And what a GREAT six she is!

  2. Grandpa and Grandma

    And, you definitely captured Gwen’s look of glee.

  3. Beth

    The Birthday Clown! I remember him/her. That’s where you got your white nail polish in 7th grade. Inez looks great – I love her “6″ shirt. Must be something about throwing up on your #6 birthday. Eden did the same thing. Happy Birthday Inez!!!

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