Hazel wants to go to Africa. For her 5th birthday. Well, I couldn't quite pull that off. I like simple celebrations for children's parties because, when you have 2.5 children someones birthday is always around the corner. Not only do I not want a big expense, but if I spend a lot of time preparing for the parties I find myself telling the girls to wait for me while I work. I figure, they would rather help a happy mama bake cupcakes and contribute to the decorations. Our library has a wonderful service where you can pick out what you want on line and reserve it to be ready for you when you come. I choose a handful of African children's CDs and books and had them ready for us. We made cake and the girls set up the outdoors while we waited for our dear friends. Hazel refused to believe she was actually 5 until after the party, despite turning 5 last saturday and having already had several family celebrations. Now, we are officially a big girl.
Lyra likes to go in for the squeeze, which is why I have
that look on my face