Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Georgia's Birthday Weekend - Part 2...

Georgia's big birthday party was scheduled for Saturday afternoon.  As I looked at the weather earlier in the week, I was bummed that we weren't just doing a BBQ at the house since the long range forecast looked amazing.  By Saturday morning, I was thrilled that we had booked her party at The Little Gym.  It seems like every year, it gets nastier and colder the last weekend of April.  Georgia was born on a beautiful spring April 29 day.  Her 1st birthday party had beautiful weather.  Since then, it's been downhill!

First up on Saturday AM, a tball game...

First tball game as a big 5 year old!

Just another beautiful spring morning in MD!

While Georgia, Nick and Mimi headed to the game, I whipped up a GIANT cupcake!  Typically, I order Georgia's cake from a local baker.  But I slacked this year and Georgia kept changing her mind on the "theme" of her party.  So, at the last minute, I ordered a giant cupcake pan off Amazon and decided to wing it.

Back from tball and ready to take a nice long NAP before party time!

I also had ordered a cake from our local Wegman's for our party "guests."  Georgia decided at the last minute against "Star Wars" (how does she even know about "Star Wars"?!??!?!) and went with a "Frozen" theme on that cake.

Overall, her party at the Little Gym was a lot of fun and it flew by!  The kids all had fun playing games, being tossed around on the parachute, and just running crazy around the gym.

We cracked up laughing at how SERIOUS Georgia was while all the kids sang happy birthday...

Thank you to everyone who made our girl's birthday so much fun.  She had a blast with all of her friends and was so excited to spend the day with all of her favorite little people!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Georgia's Birthday Weekend - Part 1...

Georgia has been eagerly counting down the days until her 5th birthday for MONTHS!  I think she started talking about turning 5 as soon as she turned 4 last year.  She knows that 5 brings big things... like kindergarten!  And she's already talking about 6.

Of course, she immediately wanted to open some presents when she woke up on her birthday...

We all played a little hooky from school on Friday and headed to the Baltimore aquarium to celebrate her special day.

Georgia, Mimi and Jaws

Georgia loved checking out all the exhibits, especially the sharks and dolphins!

Since we were up in Baltimore, we decided to check out One Dish Cuisine, an allergy friendly restaurant in Ellicot City, for dinner.  I've read about the cafe/deli/restaurant for years, but we're not frequently up in the Baltimore suburbs.  The entire menu was Georgia safe!  She decided upon pizza and a giant whoopie pie for her birthday dessert.  The owner was super sweet and even let her pick out a chocolate cupcake to take home.  After our "incident" last weekend, it was nice to feel super safe when eating out.

As we pulled into the driveway after a long day away from the house, we spotted a few presents on our stairs for the birthday girl.  We live in such an amazing neighborhood.  Not just one, but two neighbors, left her little surprise treats!

Five is officially the year of sunglasses!

Of course, someone wanted to jump right into the giant pile of gifts that were accumulating in the living room all week as packages arrived from all over from family and friends!  Our poor house has been in a complete state of chaos the past week with Amazon shipments arriving daily and our mudroom and garage being emptied out so that construction on the built-in shelves and cabinets could commence.

Pretty sure Nick was more excited about the Hot Wheels toys

Chilling on top of her new big girl bedroom furniture set from Mimi

Hugging her new water table from Mimi.  Once upon a time, I bought a $30 water table at Target and it lasted for 4 years!  Time to upgrade.

G and Mimi

The funny part is that Georgia kept referring to the next day (Saturday) as her "real birthday" since her party was scheduled for that day.  We had to keep reminding her that TODAY was her actual birthday!  Then again, birthdays are week long events in this house...