Thank you for making me a mother Hayley...for being a strong enough little spirit that I can learn how to mother through you, my first child. You've taught me so much and helped me to become a better person already in your 5 years.
This year we introduced the concept of having a big birthday party with friends only on even birthdays...so this year Hayley invited just one friend over--Carly. They got together the day before her birthday. Hayley planned the whole party using a kids princess cookbook we found at the library. They had fun painting flower pots. We filled the flower pots with ice cream (chocolate so it looked like dirt) then put sprinkles on top and stuck a straw and silk flower in it. They looked really cute. After they ate the ice cream Ryan took them outside and helped them plant some flower seeds in their pots. They also decorated their own cake. So fun!
The next day, on Hayley's real birthday we just had a lazy fun day at home playing together and dancing lots (more pics of that to come). A few of her friends come over to tell her happy birthday during the day, then we met Daddy at Chuck E. Cheese (again, planned by Hayley). What a great birthday!