It's been another tough week for us (will it ever end?) but I wasn't going to let that cast a shadow on my baby girl's sixth birthday. It's always been important to me to make my kids' birthdays really special, and what that means for us is to be surrounded by lots of people who love them. Even if we did have lots of money for fancy parties and gifts I don't think we would go that route--I want their birthdays to be a celebration of them. Her party was just right, and a happy ending to a not-so-happy week.t.l. in her birthday dress from me, soon replaced by cooler gifts
bye bye, balloons!
We fired up the bread oven and made lots and lots of pizza.fire out, pizza in
And, of course, there was dancing.
Tigerlily and Nelo, dancing duounder the bridge to dance central
solo performance for the boys, especially her biggest fan Dorje up front!
I was so, so, SO thrilled with the amazingly awesome playscape I received as a trade from Mary Ann of Rumpos, and so was Tigerlily (and Lyric for that matter, he'll definitely be needing one, too!). Now we need to hunt down some more of her fairie collection.
And I was touched to see the little handmade gifts her friends gave her with skills they learned during my crafting mornings at school!
dog and pillow by Alexia
Even though this was definitely not an ideal time for Skye and I to be planning and hosting a party I think it was a success. But how could my little baby be 6?!?