Someone turned FIVE this past April!
Birthday celebrations usually consist of a meal of your choosing and presents/cake with just us after Daddy gets home from work on the actual birthday. Then, we will usually have immediate family over to celebrate on a weekend that is convenient. Five is a big number in our family. It is the first time you can invite some friends and have a "big" party, not just our normal small-ish gathering. (As if 20+ of immediate family is SMALL!) Anyway, Missy's birthday fell on a Friday..BUT it was the day after the wedding AND an unavoidable event that night (I'll explain later)--so we did things a bit differently.
Mike was home and since we couldn't do a special dinner, we did presents first thing in the A.M. and then went out for breakfast!
This is a rare treat, breakfasting (well, dining really..) out.
So, it was a nice alternative to our normal birthday routine.
We even brought along a candle to stick in her pigs in blanket.
After that, we headed to our next place on the list..only to find that we needed to wait a half hour or so until the place opened. It just so happened there was a park RIGHT down the road. Perfect for a half hour's worth of play.
When time was up, we headed back to a paint-your-own-pottery place (now open!) to wrap up the birthday celebration. It had a two-fold purpose. #1, something fun to do on a birthday and #2, the kids each picked out a piece to give to the grandmothers for Mother's Day.
Rian picked out a teacher mug.
Carina a ring holder
Michael a dragon.
Travis a vase.
Even Mike got in on the painting.
Jared slept the whole time in the stroller.
Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of the finished products after we picked them up.
Everything was lovely though.
That concluded our birthday day celebration.
The day however, was FAR from over!