Today my last "born" but oldest child turned 5. How did that happen?? Suddenly she just looks so much older! I know you are all expecting a heart letter but since her birthday party is not until Saturday, I am postponing the letter so I can include her birthday party pictures in her post.
Speaking of her party, we had a surprise in that department today. When I called to confirm the magician we had hired (complete with live bunny, balloon animals and levitating the birthday girl in a chair), we got a message back that he is in hospital with pneumonia and was cancelling his gigs. While I do feel badly for him, I have to say I felt more badly for me as I had to frantically call a bunch of other places trying to get someone with 4 days notice. I finally found someone who could come 1/2 hour later than the other guy and who doesn't do bunnies or levitations or balloons! And he cost more. Sigh. But he will teach the kids how to perform a few of the easier tricks so I guess that's something. Fingers crossed it's not a disaster.
Not wanting to make Lucy wait a week to celebrate her birthday with family gifts, we had a small family celebration at home and then brought cupcakes to share with her class at lunchtime today. She was a pretty happy girl! We started by opening gifts yesterday afternoon so she would have some time to play with them before starting back to school.