Our Little Girl’s 5th Birthday

birthday crownThis past weekend was our little girl’s 5th birthday. We woke up in the morning and there was a solid foot of snow on the ground, we were snowed in. We really try with our kid’s birthdays to have it be more about memories than stuff. We let them choose what the meals are for the whole day and if it is possible, what to do that day. Even though we couldn’t go anywhere, it ended up being a great day, with lots of fun and snuggles. After donning her birthday crown we ate bacon, cheddar scones from the recipe in The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country’s Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe, which were absolutely fantastic. They will definitely be made again, and again. We had plenty of hot chocolate and Christmas music, after all it was snowing. little crocheting handsThis year for her birthday gift, we put together a sewing basket filled with all the goodies necessary to start crocheting. I found a neat old sewing basket at an antique shop last month and had fun picking out pink and cream cotton yarn, several crochet hooks in colours she would love and Kids Learn to Crochet by Lucinda Guy. This book is fantastic, and it really hold’s her attention. Incidentally, it is also really helpful for me as I am just learning how to crochet as well.learn to crochetThere was lots of playing in the snow, making snowmen and snow angels, plenty of black forest gateaux, and lots of snuggling with her new crochet hook and yarn. She mastered the slip knot and was thrilled to complete a chain of 23 stitches with just a teeny bit of help. Five years ago I held a tiny baby girl in my arms just seconds after she was born. My how time flies, and now she has grown into a beautiful, funny, imaginative, loving, creative 5 year old. We are so grateful to have her and look ahead to many years of love and laughter. Happy Birthday little one!

books, crochet, family, food, sewing • Monday, October 12th, 2009 • 9 Comments »
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9 Responses to “Our Little Girl’s 5th Birthday”

  1. Emily says:

    That day sounds so special – a real day of treats for her to remember! The basket sounds so lovely and learning to crochet together should bring many happy times. Hope you all have a wonderful week with all that snow! πŸ™‚

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thanks Emily, they are definitely enjoying the snow. I’m still waiting for fall.

  3. She is just darling! Love the birthday crown, too!

  4. aww it’s like christmas came early this year! πŸ™‚ what a lovely and fun way to celebrate her birthday! happy birthday to your little princess! πŸ™‚ *hug* and a beautiful autumn to you and your lovely family! xoxo πŸ™‚

  5. Bley says:

    It sounds like an absolutely perfect birthday! And what a great present for a little girl (or a big girl really)! It looks like you and I are at about the same place in our crochet endeavors.

  6. Amy says:

    the birthday crown is great! happy birthday to your very big little girl!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Thanks everyone for the comments, it is really encouraging to me. My little one thanks you for all the Birthday wishes.

  8. Sandie says:

    Belated birthday wishes for your (getting bigger) little girl.

  9. Anna, Sydney says:

    What a treasure it is to hear about people that spend time and effort in to creating happy memories with their kids rather than buying the latest iWhatevers and video games. Gives me hope. If we ever get wee munchkins that is exactly the type of parent I want to be.

    And love the craft basket idea for a present!

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