Wednesday, April 24

weekend round-up: birthday week!

hiba turned 5 a week ago. it is just so crazy to think that i have a 5 year-old. that seems like the age of a real person to me. you know, not a toddler, not a little kid, but an actual person. crazy.

anyway, we celebrated in style with several different parties before it was all said and done, plus little bits of celebration along the way.

it started last weekend, when my parents came down here. we had a fun, quick visit and hiba was thrilled to kick of birthday week. we weren't sure if she would love all of the celebrations that didn't happen on her actual birthday, but, like her mother, she embraced it.

popping the truck to find a new pool waiting for her!
candy land! (thanks for that, mom, by the way...)

birthday ice cream!
next up was dinner at a local mexican restaurant. we had gone a few weeks ago, and hiba saw a picture of the friend ice cream, which i told her was for birthdays. so, that was the plan. she said she wanted them to put a big hat on her and sing happy birthday. i was so thankful that is lived up to her expectations.

fried ice cream!
...and the big hat!
...and ice cream in the face! (enter nervous laughter...)
so silly!
the celebrations continued on wednesday night, when jason's family and cousins from florida came over for dinner. hiba got a new doll house from gramma and papa, which was a hit.

hiba and guin
goofy boys! matthias and malachi

hiba's party was on staurday at pinnacle mountain. i was a little (ok, a lot) nervous about planning an outdoor party in april, but it turned out perfect. the weather was georgous, the company was great, and hiba had a great time.

hiba's aunt katie made her birthday cake, and delivered it early saturday morning since she wouldn't be able to make the party. she made hiba and matthias balloon hats, which were a huge hit.

a dinosaur hat for matthias

the delicious, beautiful cake. it was amazing.

so thankful for alex's help!
the men cooking.
hiba and her cake!

singing happy birthday!

it was a great birthday week. i still can't believe she is five, about to start kindergarten. i'm glad she had a great week celebrating and i'm looking forward to what this year has ahead! 

1 comment:

Carol said...

Wish we could have made the party - glad it turned out so fun!