She started her day the way all big five year olds do (not)--naked and in our bed.
The birthday girl-as she referred to herself all day-ready for school
Opening one present from Grandma and Grandpa
A Sing-A-Ma-Jig--a huge hit with her, her sisters, her classmates (yes, I sent it to school with her--ha!)
When we got to school, her classroom was ready for the birthday celebration!
And her teacher marked her chair with a special cupcake--I love it that her teacher tried to make her feel special all day!
Her birthday crown
After school, we rushed home, making it home by 4:00. We haven't been home that early in months, if at all this year. Daryl had to teach tonight, and Josh had to be at work at 5:00, so we did presents early.
Her big present from us was her nifty new Barbie bike
This is when I love having the big kids and the little kids--she must have had the biggest posse on the street to watch her ride her big girl bike for the first time!
After Daryl and Josh had gone, we had her favorite meal of hot dogs and macaroni and cheese, followed by this delicious chocolate cake (a la Walmart). I had originally gotten all the ingredients to make it myself, but was stressing myself out yesterday wondering how I was going to get everything done, so I picked one up when I was birthday shopping. Maybe next year...
blowing out the candles
The cake was mmmm....mmmmm.....good!
Forgot to mention that Sarah was gone as well. It was opening night for The Sound of Music, and so she was at school. It was so weird not being there for her tonight and she hated missing the festivities, but such is the life of an actress. This is her head shot/bio that was posted in the lobby.
Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!
I love you!