Birthdays at our house are pretty low key compared to many. Still, the kids look forward to the day all year. They get to pick what I will prepare for their evening meal. Daddy always brings home a balloon. They choose what dessert they would like me to make. Then open a gift from us and their paternal grandparents are great about sending them a birthday gift as well.
This year Grace’s birthday fell on a very busy day, but she didn’t mind one bit. I had a doctor’s appointment in which I heard the baby’s heart beat again! After the appointment I took the kids to Krispy Kreme for donuts. Ya can’t go wrong there! Then I brought the girls home. We all changed clothes and went swimming with a group from church that had invited us over. We shared Popsicles after our picnic lunch and sang to her. She loved it!
We came home in time for our two hours of quiet time. Then I had about an hour to get our supper ready.
Sopa was her meal of choice, making life really easy for me!
She begged me for a bought cake this year. I let her only because I knew the day was going to be so busy. It killed me to pay $13 when I could have made it for three. I guess they just look so much prettier though! Funny thing was that no one really liked it all that much. Little Jason ate a few bites and said, “That’s yuckie cake Mommy?” We all laughed.
After she opened them we hurried off to Jason’s double header soft ball games. I packed little bags of treats for them to eat at the games. It was a simple birthday celebration, but my little girl felt duly celebrated. Five whole years–it’s hard to believe!