Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Cali!!! The big 5!

I think that transitioning from 4 to 5 is a HUGE milestone in a child's life. Its like all of the sudden they are truly a "kid." Every time a child has a birthday I always get sentimental about it...its an exciting day but it always reminds me of how quickly they each are growing. I can't believe Cali is 5 now-5!! She'll be a kindergartener in just a few months. Its just crazy. She was the baby for a long time before Ammon came and before long I'll have three kiddos in elementary school(All at the same time! 5th, 3rd and Kinder next year...but I do have to say hooray for only one place to take them all instead of two! This years been crazy nutty with different drop off and pick up times for preschool and elementary!)

So Cali kicked off her birthday with a big ole party at a local bounce house spot, Jump 'N Land. The kids had a blast bouncing their little hearts out and then devouring a candy cake that I made(I originally saw this on my friend Melissa's blog. Super cute idea and so easy! And it looks like I made something amazing, but no one has to know how simple it is:) Cali opened her presents, which btw she totally scored on. Thats a perk of having a big party:) And then I sent the kids home with big whirly pops(I actually just typed poop instead of pop! Ha, sorry, had to share that with you) with notes attached that said, "Thank you for making my party so SWEET! Love, Cali" We figured a candy theme would be perfect for our extreme candy lover, Cali. It was a great party, perfect for her!

Yesterday was her actual birthday..she requested donuts for breakfast and Daddy granted that request with a 6:30am donut run. I baked her confetti cupcakes with buttercream pink and purple swirly icing to take to preschool. She was so excited to be the birthday girl at school! In the evening, we ordered pizza, sang her happy birthday, ate the remaining cupcakes, and watched a movie. Oh, and of course she also opened her presents from us, her sisters, her grandparents, and other relatives that sent gifts. I have to mention the gift that Ella gave her-she had made her a purse that took her weeks to make. It was one of the sweetest things ever. Not sure if Cali realizes how hard she worked on it, but I know some day she will. It was so sweet Ella. Ella is our kid that creates and spends so much time making things-to give this away, something she worked on for so long was truly touching.

So, it was an awesome weekend celebrating our cute little Cali! We love you Cali girl and hope you had a great birthday!! You bring a sparkle into our lives with your big smile and hilarious expressions. I could write a book on all the funny things you say that make us laugh :) Now, slow down a little...and quit growing so fast!!

Pictures from party day...isn't this cake fun? I actually had to make two!













Pictures from her actual birthday...





5 comments:

mamapickle said...

Paisley had a GREAT time. Super cute cake. And it worked out so good for me because I couldn't find the party Pais was supposed to go to in the afternoon, but since she had been to Cali's already she wasn't too upset.

Kallie said...

Looks like a really fun birthday!!!

Megara said...

Cali looks SO much like your mom in the pic with her in braids in front of the cupcakes! Too cute! And the cake is awesome!!!

Tara D. said...

Awesome cake! Happy birthday to Cali!!!

Emily said...

Holly she looked so happy at her birthday party1 It was perfect! I loved the cake too!