Ingrid turned five yesterday. It seems like she's way older sometimes, and others it seems like she shot up before I could even notice. I look at pictures from just a couple years ago and she just looks like such a baby then! She has turned into such a girl now, no longer a toddler or even a little girl.
We had a party for her Saturday afternoon. It was exhausting. Nine 4 and 5 year olds came over and we did something pretty much every single second they were here! We made glitter wands, which they took outside to have a parade with. They marched up and down the street singing happy birthday and shouting "Sparkle! Sparkle!" The neighbors thought it was funny.
Then we did a pinata, which I have to say I will never do again. It is just NOT fun, the kids can't seem to break it so I ended up breaking it open with my hands so they could grab the candy. Then they all argued over who got gumdrops and who got suckers. And it cost a lot.
We had cake. We played outside.
And then they all went home and my mom and I were absolutely exhausted. But it was so fun and Ingrid was so happy to have all her friends over.
Yesterday we had some family over and cooked out. Twice. We also had neighbor friends over and had more purple cake. It's like birthdays just keep on going around here!
Ingrid got a new bike for her birthday, purple of course. She has been really good at it, although it makes me nervous because she still doesn't quite get the brakes when she's going down a hill.
She also got this AMAZING vintage electric piano from Grandma and Grandpa!! I love this thing! Right now it's down in our basement, but I will be making room for it somewhere up in our living room. It is just too cool! And the sound is amazing. Love this!
Now the festivities are over and I am left with a five year old. She starts full day school in a couple months! It amazes me how fast it's gone. Happy Birthday, Ingrid!