Daily Archives: July 15, 2014

more celebrations

Birthday Cake

Ice cream cake on her actual birthday.

I think we can safely say that we’ve almost wrapped up birthday week(s) around here – just in time for and August full of more birthdays. I took a few minutes to look through the photos from our birthday week kickoff at my parents’ house, and there were some really cute ones from her present opening.  She got the swing of honor and she had a host of kids around her to feed her gifts.

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We were at a bit of a loss as to what to get her this year, so we really just combined those typical back-to-school, first day of kindergarten gifts / necessities with her birthday gifts and that worked out just fine. A new backpack, a cool lunch box – she loved all of it. She got some art supplies and books and sticker books and paper dolls and magnetic puzzles from family – and several adorable outfits that will look so cute to head off to big school in. She even got a ladybug watch that she adores.

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But then we really surprised her with something she’s been hinting about for several months now – and the biggest hint was on the bag.

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The doctor is in the house…

And one more thing I’ve noticed in all the birthday photos throughout the years – it’s nearly impossible for other kids to watch the candle blowing without puffing out their own cheeks and imagining they are doing the same! I love this photo of F and her favorite cousin ushering in five together.

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