Monday, April 06, 2009

How to successfully turn 5

Our 5 year old Princess. The star of the show!

The Princess had a great birthday party this past Saturday. She is a super cool 5 year old, now!
Some things not related to her birthday celebration kept us preoccupied for much of the weekend, so I did not sit down and post about her party. Sorry about that, baby girl.


The weather was egg-cellent and the flowers were in bloom. The eggs were a nice present from the pets, but two years ago The Princess directed, and I planted, a flowerbed of mums and irises. Her favorites are the lavender bearded irises, but they had not bloomed this year. Until the morning of the party! So tell me another kid who plans a party that involves her personal flowerbed blooming just in time for the party AND chickens laying their first eggs during the festivities.


We all enjoyed the pink-est birfday cake EVER, thanks to The Boss Lady's mastery of the oven and KitchenAid Mixer and a wonderful decorating design handled by The Princess. The table decorations were also organized by the girl, with an assist from daddy, who cut some flowers from the yard, including a few purple and yellow irises, pink lantana and herbs for the centerpiece.




So there were loads of costume changes, lots of jewelry made, a haul of presents, blooming flowers, fresh eggs, good friends and family and CAKE! What else could a girl want of her 5th birthday?

What's that? You thing we should have cascarones to celebrate, too? No problemo, mi amigo.

Nothing tells a cousin that you love them, like smashing a confetti filled egg shell upside his head.


Happy 5th Birthday, Princess! I am glad you had a great party.


4 comments:

The Father of Five said...

A couple of things here...

First... Happy birthday to The Princess!! What a wonderful age (5). Congratulations!

Second... I was on the phone with my sister (from MN, Lived in TX for umpteen years, recently moved to NY) just last night. She is coming to MN for #4 of 5's First Communion, but before that, her mother-in-law is coming for a Easter visit. She (my sister) told me that her MIL is bringing something called Cascarones.. Having never heard of these things, I had to have her tell me what they were. Since I still did not quite "get it", she said she would bring a few down for her nieces and nephews...

Now, today - I get the full lesson, including links and photos from AtHomeDaddy!!

Eric said...

Happy Birthday!
Hope your lil girl had a good one...

Princesses usually do...

postulatesandpasttimes said...

All this...pinkness...is everything I feared about having a lil' girl. Guess I'll never know.

Congrats on getting her to the big "5"

Angel said...

Wow time flies, haven't checked in in a long time. Happy Birthday to the princess. They grow up so fast...