School is back in full swing and at times it seems to swallow up entire days in a greedy gulp. Blink, blink. Sleepy eyes awake. Then whoosh and blink, blink. Sleepy eyes can hardly stay awake any longer. Busy, busy school days.
So, it was wonderful to step out of the bustle just a little bit last week and celebrate a sweet little someone who joined our family 4 years ago 🙂 Time just flies, doesn’t it? I still remember her baby smell and how she felt in my arms those first few months. (sniffle)
And now she is almost past even the toddler stage. The other day, I pulled out a brown skirt from her dresser and a tropical blue shirt for her to wear. She danced around in the little brown skirt, but refused to put on the blue shirt. She said she wanted the owl shirt because it “matches”. Matching?!? I don’t think I even thought about what I was wearing at her age. She is such a funny character. Happy go lucky when she gets her way. Demi-diva when she doesn’t, lol. (In case you were wondering, she did wear the owl shirt and she was right – It matched very well ;D)
As a family, we celebrated her birthday during the school week. She got to pick her dinner. It’s tradition here. If it’s your birthday, you get to pick dinner. Hubby asked her what she would like to eat for her birthday and her answer was “Cake.” Like, what else would we eat? So funny 🙂 Asked a few different ways, the answer was still “cake”, lol. When asked what she would like to eat besides cake, the answer was noodle soup. Well, we didn’t have noodle soup for dinner – hubby got her to approve an acceptable alternative – and she most certainly did get a cake for her birthday. I baked one after school and whipped up a batch of frosting in her favorite color – pink, of course.
On the weekend, we had her grandparents over for soup, bread, and crackers. Her grandma and grandpa brought a bakery cake:
My camera is kind of acting up, so the picture could be better, but still – what a sweet cake, right? And girlie loved it!
The princesses have been washed and now sit on her dresser. The cake also had an led light set into a plastic base that can be placed under the princess to light up the dress like a lantern. There was only one light to share between the 3 princesses but I had hubby pick up some tea lights on the way home from work tonight. (Great idea, mommy ❤ )Now, all the princesses can glow at the same time 🙂 My little princess is thrilled.
On her birthday, and during her party on the weekend, the older boys surprised me, and touched my heart, by going into their rooms and each finding a gift to pass on to their sister. These were little trinkets they had earned at school in previous years and they chose to give them to their sister for her birthday. I was so proud of them for their generosity and thoughtfulness. I’ve got a few pics of them getting thank you hugs from their little sis. So sweet! Oh, and they both took a fair amount of time decorating paper lunch sacks to put her gifts in. Little things mean so much, don’t they? 🙂
Hope you all had a great week!