Birthdays are a big deal in our home so we had a lot of fun celebrating K’s birthday this year. Adam had to work on her birthday so he took her kayaking the night before.
She requested breakfast in bed (our bed for some reason) so I made the PW waffles with fresh squeezed OJ.
We climbed trees and swam on her birthday and then we celebrated as a family that evening at dinner.
The following Saturday, we celebrated again with her friends; we are so blessed with an awesome group of friends. Her party “theme” was reading with a table to make bookmarks and a book exchange. I loved the idea of asking people to NOT bring presents and to bring a used book instead. Each child had the opportunity to decorate a bookmark and then pick a book out of the pile to take home (I laminated the bookmarks so hopefully they will last longer than a week). My in-laws were wonderful hosts and everyone loved the peaceful, country setting. There was a sandbox, a swing set and a bouncy house (thankfully we own it) and of course lots of trees to climb! K requested a homemade strawberry cake and homemade peach and strawberry ice cream. I had peaches and strawberries in the freezer from the summer harvest of a local farm and everything was delicious!