The Big Man is 6

Nixon’s big day fell on a Tuesday.  He started off the day with a few presents before school.  As far back as I can remember, Nixon has been really into dogs.  The truth is…I’m just not a dog person.  But years ago, I told him when he turned seven we could get a dog.  I said that thinking, “surely he’ll be over dogs by then”.  And in some ways he has because now he’s into sports, but deep down his love for dogs remains.  So-I’m panicked because he just turned six!  haha!

Ebby Lee and Bowen each chose him a toy for his birthday. 

I brought him a special birthday lunch.  🙂

That night the real party started.  He asked for a couple friends to go bowling and eat dinner at the bowling alley.  Nixon is always my easiest kid for gift giving and birthdays.  

We swung by and picked up three of his good friends and headed to Splitsville for some bowling fun.

M came to join the fun as well! 

Bowen was pumped about getting to hang with the big boys. 🙂
These boys were so fun!  They were all crazy pumped about bowling.  They were pros at watching to see whose turn it was next AND they might now think the ball retriever can suck kids up inside if they get too close.  #allegedly #idontknowwhotoldthemthat #tab #butitworked

We had pizza, nachos, and french fries with the most delicious french onion dipping sauce for dinner.  Seriously, I might ask to go back for the fries and sauce on my birthday.

We followed it up with baseball cupcakes for dessert.

Birthday boy was too cool for a picture.  He was trying to hide and that little brother is trouble.  🙂

I sent this picture to all the mamas at the end of the night and let Meagan know I was signing Fount up for a bowling league.

How we ended the night!!  

Nixon had the best time celebrating his big day with friends!

Nixon’s Birthday Interview:

What is your favorite color?  Blue

What is your favorite toy?  Badminton (he got a set for his birthday)

What is your favorite fruit?  “I don’t really like fruit”.  

What is your favorite tv show?  Alvinn and the Chipmunks

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Lunchables

What’s your favorite outfit?  Long sleeve shirt with jeans (he’s still feeling the winter season)

What’s your favorite game? Angry Birds

What’s your favorite snack?  Goldfish

What’s your favorite animal? Dog

What’s your favorite song?  Shake it Off (his face turned red after he said it)

What’s your favorite book?  “I don’t really like to read books much.”

What’s your favorite cereal?  Lucky Charms

Who’s your best friend?  Smith

What’s your favorite thing to do outside?  Play baseball with Dad

What’s your favorite thing to drink?  Lemonade

What’s your favorite holiday? Christmas

What’s your favorite thing to take to bed with you?  Max

What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Muffins

What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Pizza and fries

What do you want to be when you grow up? A police officer

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  1. 4.26.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Smith had THE BEST time bowling for Nixon's birthday!! We just love Nixon so much and cannot wait until next year when we get to love on him and his dog :).

  2. 4.26.16
    Anonymous said:

    What a fun day!! So glad he had so much fun!! Also, I think Fount could beat me at Bowling! 😉

  3. 4.26.16
    R's Rue said:


  4. 4.26.16
    Kimm said:

    What a great day for him!!!

  5. 4.26.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Such a fun birthday and cute pics! And FOUNT! WOWZA!

    • 4.26.16
      Meagan Ruse said:

      Isn't his score crazy?! Haha!

  6. 4.26.16
    Sarah said:

    Could you please share some details about the dog house toy (in the first photo) with the stuffed puppies? I think my little dog lover would go crazy for that, and her birthday is coming up!

  7. 4.26.16
    Unknown said:

    I would also love to know where you got the doghouse in the first picture! I have a fellow dog lover and I am SO not! 😉

  8. 4.26.16
    Stephanie said:

    I love the birthday interviews 🙂
    And I am with you on the dog thing! I am allergic so I have an excuse when the hubby (and kids when they are older) brings it up! Ha!

  9. 4.26.16
    Darcy said:

    Happy birthday to your little man! Looks like he had a GREAT day! 🙂

  10. 4.26.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    I love bowling so much! I can't wait until our kids a little bit older so we can take them!

  11. 4.26.16
    Meagan Ruse said:

    Fount had a blast!! I think he's found his new sport 😀

  12. 4.28.16
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Such a sweet boy! I would totally suggest finding a great adoption group that fosters puppies. Maybe getting one that is a little bit older and past the potty training at least. haha

  13. 4.28.16
    Rachel Zimm said:

    Looks like a great 6th birthday for Nixon!!
    I think that with the right breed of dog, you can be converted into a dog person 😉