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Today's Adventure (plus a sneaky craft project)

Tomorrow my big girl Anna will be five. Hard to believe, isn't it? Today we celebrated.

Anna took care of the cake. She chose the cake and frosting. She picked which candies she wanted for the top- Jelly Bellies, Swedish Fish, Gummi Bears and a few Jelly Babies pilfered from Brendan's stash. She took the job very seriously.

Her new friend from school, Lisa, came over to play. No photos with her because I find it a good idea not to post pictures of other people's children on the internet without their permission. But, there was a lot of purple, a lot of giggling and a lot of fun. With three little girls, present opening was over almost before it began. She got quite the haul and was thrilled with it all.

New bike from us and new outfit from my parents. Finally, no more knees hitting the handlebars when she rides! Her only request was that her new bike have a basket for putting puppies or toys in.

To fulfill the handmade gift requirement (she's gotten at least one every birthday and Christmas of her life) I made a kid sized messenger bag. I had something more involved planned- turned out to be too time intensive and expensive to finish for her birthday, but it will be done for Christmas and will be awesome. Anyway, I figured she could use the bag to carry things to school instead of her giant backpack. Plus, it can be used as a baby doll diaper bag or a mailbag when she plays mailman.
Mermaid Messenger Bag
It's blue corduroy with a stripe of mermaid fabric on the flap.
Messenger Bag Open
It also has a big mermaid fabric pocket under the flap and as the lining. It's the perfect size to hold a standard notebook. She, of course, hasn't touched it since unwrapping it. But, that's to be expected with so many new toys to play with. Tomorrow we'll load it up with some fun things to take to church and the crafty lady inside me will be satisfied.

Thanks to my lack of cake removal skills, it developed a bit of a fissure by the time it was time to blow out candles.
Oh well, it didn't effect the taste at all- which can only be described as sugar overload.
Anna got all the candles in one blow.

And, of course, there were balloon hats.

All in all, it was a very good birthday celebration, even if we didn't get to spend it anyone we really know. We'll just have to make do until we get to visit family and friends next month.


veryterry said…
Wow...good job getting your pictures up so fast! Thanks again for inviting Lisa. She had so much fun and can't wait to play with Anna again. I would love to get together to do some crafting some time as well. Talk to you soon!
p.s. If you do want to post pictures in the future that Lisa may be in, that would be ok with us. :)
Sarah Camilla said…
You are missed and admired from afar. Love the crafty things you are doing and posting. I hope you find a morsel of time to visit Orem Library when you come and that I am there when you do!
Adam & Gwen said…
Hey Chloe and Anna have the same bike now! I am sure when Chloe sees this post though she will want a basket also though. :P Glad it was super fun and that Anna has a new playmate. We need to find one for Chloe, she is still too much into the hanging out with adults. There seem to be a few good ones in her primary class so maybe I will get to know their parents. Can't wait to see you guys soon!
balloongal said…
Of course there were balloon hats.

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