We have a “rule” in our house that you wait until your 5th birthday before you get to have a friend birthday party. To say that Jilly was excited to turn five, would be an understatement. She went through countless theme ideas before finally settling on a Lalaloopsy party. I was thrilled since it meant that I got to do all kinds of fun sewing projects to go along with it all. The day was incredibly hot and incredibly windy. I might have gotten slightly stressed over not being able to decorate the table as I had hoped due to the wind, but luckily 2-7 year olds don’t pay too much attention to decorations!
Following her celebration with friends on Saturday, she got to celebrate with family on Sunday. We had a low key, stay out of heat, home celebration. She seemed to have a great time, and thoroughly enjoyed her moment in the spot light as everyone’s eyes were on her as we sang Happy Birthday to her. (Don’t you dare tell her that isn’t a real American Girl doll! She is quite certain that it is!!)
After a couple days of break from celebrating, it was time for the actual day of her birthday. She was thrilled to get to spend part of her day at preschool and celebrate with her classmates. After opening gifts, she picked Jimmy John’s as her choice for her birthday dinner. Although we were slightly surprised by this choice, we all enjoyed our meal. Then it was back home for more gift opening with Grammy and Grandpa and a show before bed. Happy birthday, Jilly Mae!