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. Β 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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2 Responses to more celebrations

  1. <3 the striped backpack. Hard to believe she is five. Also hard to believe it has been almost 11 years since I saw you and met E and gave her that striped outfit. πŸ™‚

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