Rachel Bennett

Birthday Week Rykel

Having 6 kids is expensive

....and birthdays are no exception, although there can be...exceptions. I pride myself on finding the best deals and getting good gifts for cheap. But I don't want my children to feel that their birthday was "cheap." 

After having a friend party every year for my big girls...I slowed down quite a bit when my 3rd came around. I followed the example of my sister, who has 8 kids, and decided to spread out the friend parties. I throw a BIG OLE BASH PARTY every 4 years (or so). 

Miss Rykel had an awesome

Kung Fu Party

 for her 4th Birthday. 

For her 8th Birthday we did a 

Fishing Birthday Bash! 

This was a Family year party. To stay sane during the cold inside days of the mainland, we bought the Pass of all Passes from 7peaks/Trafalga.

Birthday week began

with us hitting up Trafalga for many hours. I let them run wild! 

 WILD I tell you WILD!

Rykel is quite good at these games!

Day 2 of Birthday Week

was hitting up Chuck-E-Cheese! This was the only event I actually spent money on. It was $20, I printed off some coupons for more tokens & they got 185 tokens, so about $.13/token. Not bad compared to Trafalga's game prices. Even though it was 2nd day of Spring Break it wasn't packed at all, in fact there was only 1 other family there. So AGAIN I let the kids run a muck! 


Ah yes, these passes get us into a small theater in American Fork. Of course we did that! I brought water bottles and the theater let them fill it up. They enjoyed a movie they hadn't seen and going out is always an adventure with 6 kids!

Day 4 - Trafalga AGAIN!

Ah yes, we can come as often as we want....and nothing says celebrate like rocking the Hopper ride again and again and again! Miss Evee must have gone atleast 10 times...in a row! 

Day 5 of Birthday events

- A Nice HOT (and I mean not freezing and above 70 degrees) day for the kids to play in the sun & wear SHORTS....who would've thought this town was capable of such lovely days in April.

We had a lazy fun day filled with: popsicles, fun cereal, movie watching, backyard games & friends. I think a slower day is nice when the week has been non-stop going going going FUN!

We ended the day with Birthday gifts! 

This girl loves cuddlies......anything soft and squishy, I found this lovely Bunny at DI, with a nice wash, this bunny was perfect for her.

AND of course her other favorite gift (if I don't say so myself) is her Look-Alike doll.....I don't do faces, I felt it might ruin the doll. She loves it & that's all that matters!

I'm pretty sure this Birthday Week was a success!

(And total cost for gifts & activities was under $40)

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