She was bouncing on my bed by seven am.
We have a few birthday traditions. I like to make the whole day a celebration. The birthday person gets to pick whatever they desire for all meals. (I know it is a number one candle, give me a break, I am not a morning person).
Catherine and I had to make a special trip to the store for her lunch request. Cabbage. Yes, cabbage. What five year old doesn't yearn for a cabbage of their own? A dream come true!
For dinner, she wanted salad, so we made a salad bar. The child is very pro vegetable.
Isabella is always in charge of the birthday banner.
Some things are the same no matter what day it is. Catherine changed clothes at least 5 times on her birthday, which is slightly less than average, so she must have been somewhat tired. Grandma got her these fabulous red, sparkly slippers. Thank goodness she did! Catherine had been insisting on wearing a pair of golden shoes for weeks now that are two sizes too small. The things we sacrifice for fashion!
I swear I do not tell her to pose. She slept with her shoes on that night.
I think she was getting a bit tired at this point, but somehow she still managed to pull together a cool stripe/polka dot ensemble.
The highlight of the day is always the cake, which I miraculously bake myself. You all know I do not like to cook, but making a castle cake was really fun! We had a few tumbling turrets, but I think it turned out pretty well.
The jello moat was a big hit!
Nothing says "Happy Birthday" like a cabbage and lots and lots of icing.
But this smile made everything worth it!
Happy Birthday sweet girl!