I am just the worst slacker, ever. I realized the other day I never blogged about Lovebug's birthday. I am feeling a bit like the worst mom ever. It was a BIG one too! The big number 5!
We really didn't end up celebrating and having one big hoopla. We spread it over the whole week. It was fun for her and for us. :) She got to take birthday treats to preschool and got the special birthday bunny to take home!
On her actual birthday, we had bible study in the morning and a friend of mine sang to Lovebug in the parking lot. VERY LOUDLY! Lovebug was a little embarrassed and hid behind me. It was really cute. Even if Lovebug was a bit embarrassed!
That night we made one of her favorite meals. Dinner for breakfast! Complete with eggs, french toast, turkey sausage, and strawberries. Grandma stopped over and gave Lovebug her present. A unicorn pillow pet, whom she now carries around the house, everywhere. She never puts it down. A couple days ago she had the chance to finally take her "Uni" as she calls it, to preschool for show and tell. She was THRILLED!
That Saturday after her birthday I took her out shopping. She got to unwrap a few presents, but since I couldn't get out of her what she wanted for her birthday (besides a pillow pet and anything Fancy Nancy) I thought I would take her shopping for the rest of her gift. It was fun to watch her shop. Of course at first she wanted items that were more "expensive" and had to tell her no, but when she figured it out she was saying "I could get 3 of these or just this one thing, Mommy?" Of course she got three smaller things instead of one larger item. I was surprised and quite happy with what she picked too, Strawberry Shortcake! That was my favorite toy when I was a little girl. I just love it that Lovebug likes it too!
My husband started a tradition with the girls to take each of them out for a birthday dinner, just the two of them. So Lovebug got to go the other night and had a great time hanging out with her daddy.
Needless to say, she really did have a wonderful birthday. :) I'm still having a hard time with the fact that she is 5 though!