Let me start by saying...Good News! Even if you don't write on your blog for 6 months, they save it for you. Phewww...
I had to come out of retirement, because the princess of this house had a birthday! My baby is five. I can't believe it. It seems like yesterday that I was laying in the hospital, staring at this beautiful baby because I couldn't believe she was a girl!
I was dreaming of painted nails, long hair, tea parties, and playing dress up. This girl is so much fun she has made dreams come true that I didn't even know I had! She is hilarious, dramatic, sincere, and full of love.
We had a double birthday party at Papa and Nana's house. Jillian's Auntie Alicia has a birthday two days after her, so they got to celebrate together.
Jill and Nana made the cake together. Jilly wanted a Frozen cake. So Nana found a way to make it happen. They made blue cake with blue frosting. Jillian made sure to point out that they formed the frosting to look like ice. Nice touch.
Calli was intrigued by all the festivities.
When she realized what this actually was, she got very excited!
Here is my beautiful girl going to bed on her last night of being four.
And here she is as a big five year old! Fancy and happy!
After church she got to open presents from her brothers. Calvin knew she would love this Ariel wig. He was right. Stunning.
It was less stunning on Nathan...
Barbies AND gymnastics? What's not to love?
A couple weeks before her birthday we had lunch at the American Girl store with her cousin, Tate. They are good buddies....
I love this girl more than I can say. She surprises me with her deep thinking and independence every day. Then she falls asleep at night sucking her thumb, holding her taggie and I am reminded that she's still my baby. I will hold on to that as long as I can. Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl. You are one of the best gifts God has ever given me. I love you so much.