Monday, November 14, 2011

my littlest matryoshka turns 5!!!

S is 5!! i can't believe it. she got to celebrate on her actual birthday at school. she was pretty pumped. they have a tradition of picking a toy out of a treasure box and they get to take home Socko, the classroom monkey, for a few days.

we met some sweet friends at rainforest cafe, which was a real hit for her and baby R. after we picked up the girls from school, we headed over to the mall for the traditional
5 yr. old ear piercing!

she chose hello kitty earrings.

she brought in some cookies :)
R was pretty excited to be in the classroom that day.
sooo happy!
i decided to have a matyroshka themed birthday party this year. i found a little necklace at forever 21 a few months ago and was inspired by that.

i printed off a few free coloring pages....

and ordered her gift from amazon. i also ordered some cute crafts but they did not get here in time. we will just use them as thank you cards... when they finally arrive :)

amazon can be kind of addicting :0

D practiced some special songs for S and wanted to learn how to play happy birthday so she could play it while we sang.
i really put the big girls to work with the decorations. i had hosted a party 2 nights before the birthday party, so i just kept a lot of the decor up and swapped out some things. i printed off some matryoshka dolls and cut them out. i had the big girls paste them onto cardstock and viola! there was the banner. S was really inspired and decided we needed name tags. i was so proud of her, they turned out so cute. she even used a special font just for the birthday girl.
of course auntie sarah hit it out of the ball park with her cake. i sent her a picture of the dolls i ordered off of amazon and she made the cake look just like them!

my pretty little 5 year old.
we headed outside for a little matryoshka hide and seek. they blended right in with the scenery, so it was a real challenge to find them.

the little boys had a wonderful time playing football with the big boys. R was in heaven... so serious throwing, retrieving and waiting for the ball.
S got so many sweet and thoughtful gifts. it was a beautiful day. she is such a funny and sweet little girl and i am so thankful she is mine!!


Yvette said...

That is so sweet!! I love it all! you are awesome!!

Love, Mindy said...

so flippin' cute!!!

Anonymous said...

beautiful! loved it all

susiek said...

Aw, so sweet. You know how to make birthdays special!

Peace and Love said...

It was a beautiful, happy day. I love that photo of D playing the piano....that one has 'the touch'!!!