Oh my Nora, I am never caught up on life. Sometimes I get frustrated that I am always 17 steps behind but I am trying to embrace what is and not be so worried about what I should be doing. So tonight after the Class of 2017's Chipotle dinner fundraiser (yum!), I am taking a moment to remember your birthday party. Maybe because there was a monsoon during your party and we couldn't take advantage of outside space and tonight the rain has begun. 4 days are predicted of cold, heavy rain. I want to sit in the front of the fire... 2 days before May begins. On your party day, March 29th, it was much like today. We even had a fire to warm all our wet and cold guests!
But the rain wouldn't ruin your parties. Yes, Nora we out-did ourselves this year and threw you TWO parties. One Fairy Princess Tea Party for your pre-K friends at a local tea house and one Frozen inspired tea party for your family and friends at home. 5 is a big year! Kindergarten is coming and I can't deny you are now officially a child. Not a baby, toddler or preschooler. Even in the last 5 weeks, you have matured in a way I could never have imagined. Your father and I talked about what you would be like in another 5 years. I have a hard time envisioning your 10 year old self. What will you be like? You have changed so much in the last 5 years, I can't even fathom what the next 5 years will bring. But whatever comes I will be there with you to walk with you along the way. And to occasionally throw you insanely cute parties to celebrate you and to express how cherished you are by your father and I.
|Splashing in puddles before going to Gypsy's Tea Room down the road.|
|Nonna came to help Mommy manage the 12 pre-k girls. Thank goodness!|
|Waiting for your guest upstairs in the little tea house.|
|Dressing up as fairies.|
|We did a fairy headband craft.|
|We learned tea etiquette.|
|Tea was served and enjoyed!|
|Tea treats were served too!|
|The most adorable tea pot shaped cake was served.|
|We came home in time to get ready for family and friends!|
|Dancing with Olaf, the balloon.|
|Lucy refused to put on her Anna dress. |
Which would have made this photo 20x more adorable!
|Daddy out-did himslef on this cake. All the Frozen characters are there and behind the mountains are the triplets from Brave and for good measure an authentic Norwegian troll was added.|
|When Daddy brought out the cake, Nora, you were soooooo excited!!|
|Daddy started putting icing all over your face.|
|Lucy only has eyes for the cake. She is going to EAT IT NOW!|
|Lucy won't stop with wanting that cake.|
|Aunt Katie Love.|
|Grandma love for giving you Frozen piano / song book. Favorite gift!|
|Painting fairy houses.|
|Crazy balloon girl.|