The past few days have been a real celebration of my daughter’s 5th birthday. I tend to do a decent amount of either sponsored content or content aimed at driving traffic to my site, but this is just about celebrating my awesome family, more like a journal post would be.
Sunday night, we had our immediate family over for Lydia’s birthday dinner: my mom, dad, sister, mother-in-law, and grandmother-in-law. For Lydia’s birthday meal, she asked for pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, cauliflower, and broccoli. She even chose purple cauliflower at Whole Foods.
For dessert, she wanted strawberry shortcake. I made the cake with Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free vanilla cake mix. The whipped cream was half heavy cream, half mascarpone. I had never tried this before, but it was quite yummy!
We sang “Happy Birthday” and she blew out 6 candles (one for good luck, of course).
She even opened a few presents. This one was from Aunt Jamie.
Yesterday was her real birthday. I brought Angel Food Cake and strawberry ice cream to school to celebrate her special day. They gave her an awesome birthday crown!
When Richard got home from work, we gave Lydia her presents from us. I tried not to get too much this year, and most of it was purchased with store credit/gift cards. the rest was on sale or reasonably priced. She got a high chair for her baby dolls, a baby doll feeding set, cupcake pajamas, a Sprinkles cupcake play set, some earrings from H & M, a Lalaloopsy dress and glittery pink shoes.
Can you tell which gifts were her favorite??
I love my sweet 5-year old girl. She grows more creative, kind, beautiful, and nurturing each day. In two weeks, she’ll celebrate her birthday with extended family and friends at her joint birthday party with her brother.