This picture is a perfect description of my sweet 5 year old. Clare is ALL girl, loves drama, dress up, and princesses. And for her birthday...she wanted a party! Since we had just gotten home from Disney, I knew I did not have the energy and daddy was NOT going to go for a party.
So, we settled on a porch party! Thankfully I have the worlds most gracious neighbors and they happily participated in this little event.
All of our neighbors came and hung out while Clare opened some presents, sang happy birthday and ate some cupcakes. Best. party. ever.
Clare was very cute, because she was highly concerned about the decorations. I kept telling her I had it taken care of, but she needed to approve of all of it. On her way home from preschool she asked if I would please call the guests and tell them it was a dress up party. After I informed her that no, that would not be happening, we decided she could dress up on her own.
(Mo and Cole are having a stare down)
Grandma and Grandpa had brought her some presents and Grandma had the perfect party dress. And it is quite grand! I honestly thought she would get shy or embarrassed, but she walked around the yard in her high heels and party dress the entire time.
This is the crew of Clare's "friends" consisting of all big kids, most of them being in middle or high school and they were all sweet enough to participate in Clare's fifth birthday. It was really sweet.
Then, the next day was Clare's REAL birthday, so I brought cupcakes in for her to enjoy with her class.
Yes, this girl is going to need a detox after Disney, grandparents and a birthday week!
Happy Birthday sweet Clare Bear! You are a joy to our home and a light in my life. I am so blessed and proud to be your mommy!