Saturday, October 16, 2010

My girl turns 5!

Happy Birthday to my favorite-est girl in the whole wide world!

She's my first-born, logical, realistic thinker who loves doing school workbooks and having structure, yet has the messiest room known to man. (Probably 'cause her mom likes to think she can keep an organized house, but she can't.)

She weighed in at 7 lbs., 15 oz. five years ago today, and we were in love from the moment we knew she was growing inside of me.

She loves her little brother to pieces, and she loves to talk about her littlest brother who is waiting for her in Heaven.

We have never had a birthday party for Danae where she could invite other children...until today.

It began with "apple bobbling", as Danae kept calling it...

(sorry, Jenny...I just had to post it. Your son "helping" you made me crack up!)

...continued by with some outdoor play and a pinata...

...then on to lunch and cupcake decorating. Yeah, you read that right. I didn't realize how insane I am until we had 10 kids sitting at my kitchen table with icing and sprinkles.

All-in-all, a very fun day for all of the kids and for Danae, which was the goal of it all. Despite my lack of detailed organization, we pulled it off with the help of the other adults that stuck around to laugh at help us and keep my head on straight (thank GOD you all stayed!).

Next up: naptime, followed by figuring out where the last 5 years went and loving on the little girl who makes us smile every day. :o)


Ruth Ann said...

That is so wonderful! Glad she had a great day. Can't wait to see you all next weekend, and Danae can have a 2nd party!!!

Kara Stoltzfus said...

oh happy day.
i remember your labor (visiting you at the beginning stages and curt still determined to take in a football game, good luck curt!), i remember meeting danae for the first time just hours later and the JOY on your face.
happy birthday.
we both know and realize what a blessing happy & healthy children are and the deep DEEP sense of thankfulness they add to your life.
i wish you all the best for the year ahead!

Diane Peifer said...

Looks like you all had a blast! Sorry we had to miss it.