BiRtHdAy after BiRtHdAy…
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Friday our little Precious Princess turned 5. I am still in a bit of shock! We had a fun time celebrating. We started the day off singing, and singing, and singing! You can never hear enough of “Happy Birthday”, right!?? Especially our rendition, I assure you. Then, we ate purple pancakes. Kennedy’s were topped with cool whip, sprinkles, and a big number 5 candle, of course! As we were eating breakfast, she informed me that she would be turning 6 next. I told her that I wasn’t sure I was going to let her do that. I asked her, “Don’t you think 5 is old enough?” She replied very matter-of-factly, “Mom, it’s going to happen whether you like it or not, so you better just accept it!” So sensitive!
She was very excited to wear her birthday shirt to preschool. Later in the day, I was able to bring witch cupcakes to her class. Kennedy’s request was a hit. The kids jabbered away as they dissected and ate the witches piece by piece. One little boy in particular couldn’t stop talking about how neat they were. As you can imagine, Kennedy was feeling pretty neat. After school, we ran home and Kennedy transformed into an elegant birthday princess. I swept her off to the Olive Garden for lunch. This is one of her very favorite restaurants! The staff sang a lovely rendition of a birthday song, and Kennedy blushed the entire time! She loved every minute of it! After they left the table, she told me, “I think they could use a little more practice.” It just made me laugh!
Then, we came home for presents. I had attached each of the presents from us to a different color ribbon. Kennedy then had to follow the ribbon to discover where her gift was hidden. She loved this!!! She wants to do the same for my birthday at the end of this month. I won’t complain! ;o) She thought it was so funny when she pulled a ribbon up from behind the piano to discover that the gift had escaped! It was so fun to watch her as she burst with excitement, and enthusiasm. It was pure joy! She was so cute, and animated as she opened each gift. She would start to unwrap, and then close her eyes until all the paper was off. She would then pop her eyes open, and giggle in delight at each new treasure. It was so priceless to watch! Her happiness was definitely contagious. Well, except for Nathan. I’m not sure, but he just wanted me to hold him. Didn’t he know I had pictures and video to take!? The poor guy wasn’t quite sure why sister was bouncing off the walls! I think it freaked him out a little bit.
We ate her butterfly cake I made with pineapple sherbet. Kennedy’s favorite is sherbet. The girl loves, loves, loves it! She was enamored with the butterfly cake, and it made every little star on that cake worth it. My right forearm was sore yesterday, and it donned on me that it was probably from decorating the cake. Who says you can’t get a work-out decorating a cake. Oh, and I sprained my pinkie toe while decorating it too. It’s a contact sport! Didn’t you know? After cake and ice cream, we were ready for our “slumber party” to start. Kennedy dolled herself all up in one of the new dress-up outfits that she got. She looked fabulous! Kennedy laid back, and relaxed while we watched a Barbie princess movie. As I painted her fingers and toes, she sipped pink lemonade! I definitely pampered my little birthday princess. She loved it! I put Nathan to bed part way through the movie, and let her finish watching it. She thought she was getting such a sweet deal, but really it only bought her about 30 minutes extra! Then, off to bed. As I was tucking her into bed I asked her, “Did you have a good birthday?” She replied, “No, I had a great birthday!”
Here’s a million more pictures for our Grandparents, and especially Daddy, who didn’t want to miss a moment!
OuR LiTtLe MaN tuRnEd 1 ToDaY!
It’s so crazy how fast the past year has gone. It doesn’t see like that long ago that we brought our sweet baby boy home from the hospital. He has been so much fun to have in our home. We are truly blessed to have him in our family. We thank Heavenly Father for the little miracle that he is!Since he wouldn’t know any different, we decided to put off his Birthday Bash until the end of next month or so when Daddy would be home. Daddy wanted to be there for his first cake and ice cream. Can you blame him?? I jumped at the chance to spread the parties, and the cakes out a little bit!
Our adorable brunette
Our handsome blonde!
Nathan is getting to be a really good little walker, but it’s only come after lots of practices and some bumps and bruises! **Note the one on his head he received Wednesday night at mutual!