We had some close family and friends over on Saturday to celebrate with a pretty low-key party (for me anyway). She does not have any little friends here yet, but since she starts kindergarten in the fall, I anticipate next year's party will be very different.
She kinda wanted an Ariel Little Mermaid theme, but she did not really seem to care too much about that, so I chose to not either. :) We just went with "birthday" theme and it was fun.
|She insisted on wearing her floaties in her knee-deep water. Cool with me.|
I always do a pin the something on the something at parties, so this year we used the laminated princesses I made 3 years ago (seriously) and Vi and I drew a new castle. We free-handed this castle a few hours before the party. I am proud. As always, huge thanks to my family for playing along with the games.
Vi stuck with what she loves and once again asked for funfetti cupcakes, pink icing, and marshmallow and jellybean toppers. I also put on Ariel princess toppers I made at home for my one tiny pretend adherence to a theme.
Our little angel threw a fit when she unwrapped this lovely gift from Joey and Megan. "Ugh - I don't want a guitar!! It is not even pink!!" I was so embarrassed. I don't know what to do with her. Btw, she loves it and uses it a lot. I think she was just so inundated with pink toys that this was off-theme and therefore unloved in the moment. BUT, no excuse for that behavior. Cringe-worthy parenting is the only kind of parenting I am good at.
Love Emily and Matt for becoming our Oxford family additions!!
So many checkups were conducted with her new Doc McStuffins doctor kit.
Vi loved her FaceTime chat with Penelope. They both get huge smiles when they see each other. I love it!!
We had a long day of fun, but my little angel did finally poop out on me and smother me with cuddles. She is a handful all of the time, but she is so passionate and vibrant. She is smart, quick, funny, and incredibly creative and imaginative. I am worn out by her energy and stubbornness, but I know that that part of her personality will eventually turn into her greatest strength (once she learns to control it and that she is not the only person on the planet that matters). I have high hopes for 5 - I think it will be her best year yet!!