It’s hard to believe, but my little lady turned 5 last week. She is my first born and made me a mom. She’s beautiful, kind, smart and feisty (like me – yey!). My mother always told me she hoped I had a daughter just like me when I grow up. I got one and I couldn’t be prouder :)
Here is the birthday banner I made for her party. She was so excited to see the final product. I’d been talking about it for about a month and didn’t complete it until two days before the party. That’s how I roll ;)
She wanted a pink cake with gold sprinkles. It isn’t the pretties of all cakes (I should work on that), but it tasted good.
She’s been wanting a watch for a couple of months and I told her to put it on her birthday list. There was a Hello Kitty one that she saw in an ad that came in the mail and Grandpa and Grandma Linda pulled through and got her exactly what she wanted.
If you look up the word “cuteness” in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure his picture is in there.
Grandpa and Grandma came for a visit and got to enjoy all 3 my babes. We’ve had a lot of company this winter/spring and I love it. My MIL was the first to visit (she even folded my laundry…so thankful for that…it’s the little things), followed by many friends/a cousin/a SIL and lastly, my parents (got my laundry folded again…you’d swear our dressers/closets were empty and I just had baskets full of clothes just sitting around…pretty much sums it up).
We started a new tradition after we moved to our new home. Whenever someone in our house has a birthday, we order a ginormous doughnut from the local bakery. They are seriously the best doughnuts I’ve ever had. Our tradition used to be colored pancakes with sprinkles. Move over pancake, there’s a new carb in town. I’m sure my thighs thank me.
Miss A had her first-ever kid party the day after her birthday. She was so excited to have people over and share in the festivities. They were all excited about the pinata. I was hoping that none of the kids could break it because I really wanted to do it myself…sigh, it didn’t happen. I might just get one for my own birthday and
smash the heck out of it all by myself let everyone take a turn at it and hope it makes it to me.
I found this little idea on Pinterest. Seriously?! What did we do before that time-suck was invented? Anyway, these are marshmallow pops. Super simple to make and they taste great. A little sugar bomb for your gut, if you will.
Here is the little cupcake tower I put together for her party. The cake was from a box (yup, that’s how I rolled this time), but the frosting was homemade (how I redeemed myself). I ordered the little jewel rings from an online shop. I must say, they look pretty with all of the colors.
It’s a lot of work planning a party, but so worth the payoff in the end. Everyone had a great time and Miss A loved her party! Until next year, when school is in session and we have oodles of kids to invite ;-)