Rainbows and Unicorns, or, Catherine’s Sixth Birthday

It seems unbelievable, but this past Saturday, Catherine turned six. Six! It’s strange to think that we’ve had a child for longer than the time we spent in college, that we’ve had a child now for longer than we were married without kids. Strange but wonderful.

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

The theme for Catherine’s party was “unicorns,” a theme chosen by Catherine and developed as a family collaboration. Catherine wanted a unicorn cake and to play a game of pin the horn on the unicorn. Rebecca made the cake and the game board, made unicorn-themed invitations, and also made wearable unicorn horns for the guests:

Unicorn Girl

Unicorn Girl

I was pleased to be able to help with enlarging the sketch Rebecca had made of a My Little Pony unicorn to use for the ‘pin the horn on the unicorn’ game board.

How do you like my interpretation of this unicorn?

How do you like my interpretation of this unicorn?

I’m rather proud of my work.

The party itself was a great success. We were spending Memorial Day weekend at my in-laws’ cottage in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, and we held the party right in their yard. Everyone seemed to enjoy wearing the unicorn horns and eating the cake, and everyone was a good sport while playing ‘pin the horn on the unicorn’.

Pin the horn

Pin the horn

Happy Birthday, Catherine! Let’s see what the next year has in store!

Six Candles

Six Candles

For all of the photos from Catherine’s birthday, visit our gallery.

2 thoughts on “Rainbows and Unicorns, or, Catherine’s Sixth Birthday

  1. nikkiana

    I can hardly believe she’s six already! It feels like just yesterday that she was just a baby…

    And you know what the best part about being six is? The A.A. Milne poem “Now We Are Six.”

    When I was One, I had just begun. When I was Two, I was nearly new. When I was Three I was hardly me. When I was Four, I was not much more. When I was Five, I was just alive. But now I am Six, I’m as clever as clever, So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.

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