just like last year. Birthday Mama is not very original at 7:00 am.
After school (actually early release for Labor Day), Birthday Girl helped make her cake. She requested a Cookies & Cream cake, which was a repeat of her fourth birthday. We are nothing if not original. Notice though this year we made the cake in layers, you know, for something different.
Pappo and Grandma joined in the celebrating that evening...
This year the Birthday Fairy was a little stumped as far as presents go. Pappo and Grandma gave her a super cool big girl bike a couple of weeks ago as an early present (post on that to follow, someday). The Birthday Fairy can't wait to immerse her in all things American Girl, but realizes she is still a little too young for such a financial investment.
Meet Jane (actually her name is Sandie, but that didn't stick). Thanks to the genius copycat Our Generation designers at TarJay, we have an Almost American Girl doll (AAG). The Birthday Fairy held her breath as Birthday Girl opened her gifts, waiting for the exclamation of, "This isn't Kit or Rebecca or Molly! What happened to the book? This is a knock-off! I've been ROBBED!", but thankfully that didn't happen. Birthday Girl expressed her delight and immediately (well, as immediately as we could get everything snipped out of the disaster proof packaging) started changing her clothes and getting her ready for a slumber party.
HUGE sigh of relief from the Birthday Fairy.
Along with the AAG, she was delighted by her own set of walkie-talkies, a book from Aunt Jerry and Uncle Dan in Maine, and a High School Musical watch from Pappo and Grandma. Soon though everything paled in comparison once she opened this...
A Buzzsaw Nerfblaster. Sadie and the cats quickly packed their bags and headed for cover.
Finally, it was time to sing Happy Birthday and blow out the candles.
What? You mean you see 5 normal birthday candles and one curious lump? Well, that's a tea light wrapped in foil to complete the necessary 6.
The Birthday Fairy is nothing if not resourceful.