Somebody turned 5.

This was the year I finally caved in and gave Lydia what she has been longing for. A friend birthday party! She has been begging and asking the last couple of years, and it finally happened. We invited a crazy amount of children, set up all sorts of water activities in the back, and called it a party.  I didn’t make cute decorations or anything.  Just bought some balloons and called it good.  The cake was the highlight of the party of course!  My talented friend, Angie Haaga, baked it and customized it to the exact colors of Lydia’s swimsuit.  We were in love!  Adorable and delicious.  We had a couple of water games, which I was afraid kids were going to think they were dumb, but surprisingly they were all good sports about the games!  We only had a couple of slight injuries, but no blood.  Success. 🙂  After all was said and done, Lydia said she loved having a party and can’t wait for next year’s party.  I told her she is going to have to wait two years because friend parties take a lot of work!  Whew.  But so worth it when seeing how much she loved it.  Happy birthday to our big five year old Lydia!
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