birthday, take 2

November 14, 2011 |  Category:   friends life

Now that Miss C is in Kindergarten, this is the first time Claudine has had friends of her own – not the little siblings of Mia’s friends or neighbors in the building, but friends of her very own. For the past 3 weeks she’s been telling Mia all about them, planning her little gathering of a few friends from her class and drawing their names and pictures on paper over and over again. Being as shy as she is, it’s sort of a big deal to watch her pal around with her new friends at school, seeing her run to catch up with another girl, and walking and talking about whatever it is two 5 year olds talk about.
All day before the party Mia kept saying “I can’t believe the house is going to be full of little Kindergarteners! They’re so cute!”. You kind of forget how big a deal age is when you’re a little kid. Even being older than someone by a few months means that you’re older than them.
As it turns out, it was pretty cute to have a bunch of kindergarten girls in the house. We made tiaras and bracelets, iced and decorated cupcakes. It was Claudine’s first real birthday party where she chose the guest list. A pretty good makeup birthday to Miss C’s original sick birthday, an illness that lingered for the better part of a week and one that both of us can’t quite shake off. In the end, maybe the excitement was a bit too much because she sort of broke down at the end of the day, having missed a nap that she’s been taking every day since she’s been sick. Early bedtime. Another day of being 5 tomorrow.

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  • Maria @ Scandifoodie November 14, 2011 at 1:34 am

    She looks so adorable! I love the fourth photo where little miss C’s friend on the right is (unknowingly) mimicking miss C blowing the candles – so cute 🙂

  • Musings by Di November 14, 2011 at 2:28 am

    such lovely photos! I especially adore the last one and the 4th one. She is cute beyond words.
    It’s so great that she’s so excited for new friends and her new “big girl” life.
    what a great party too~ Happy belated Birthday little one 😀

  • JL November 14, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Another day of being 5 tomorrow…. but with the great memories of such a good birthday’s party

  • Kimmy November 14, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Your kids are too cute! Love the make-your-own tiaras, bracelets, and cupcakes idea.

  • Hasenfeld J November 14, 2011 at 7:56 am

    She is too adorable!!!

  • Jess November 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Oh how I miss throwing birthday parties for my girls. What an adorable party you organised for Claudine – she looks pretty chuffed.

  • Clara November 14, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Those crowns are amazing, I need them for my birthday- which happens to be today! Happy birthday to Ms. C!

  • Chantale November 14, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Judging by the high-beam, super wattage grins and smiles on Claudine’s face, it looks like she had a terrific birthday. So so adorable! Happy belated to your little ‘big’ girl!

  • Cecilia Madden November 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Love that pic of her blowing out the candle. So cute!

  • Linn Maria November 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

    So happy to hear Miss C had a birthday “do over” (although I’m sure it was planned all along), and it looked like one very fun party 🙂

  • geena November 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

    they’re are so cute
    those cupcakes look delish!

  • Pamela November 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Do you get sick of hearing how adorable your kids are? Cutest kids ever!

  • Sue November 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Your lil’ gals are so adorable.

  • Mary November 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    A perfect party for a five-year old girl – I want to decorate cupcakes too! Hope the days of being 5 get better soon.

  • Loren November 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Adorable! I love how everyone gets to be a princess and wear a crown; too cute!

  • Joy November 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    This is squee-worthy adorableness. So cute!

  • MC November 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Love the life you have created for your girls. So much love and affection. Thanks for sharing all the smiles and the cupcakes and all the challenges. And showing us how to appreciate each moment in life, whether great or small. Thank you thank you thank you!

  • Melissa@Julia's Bookbag November 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Darling party!!! Those cupcakes! Five is a magical age I think. 5 year olds really seem to straddle the line well between learning-to-be-a-big-kid and sometimes-I’m-still-your-baby…

  • Justine November 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Too cute. Sorry to have missed you this weekend, but it looks like you had your hands full of party planning! Next time…

  • Nicole Franzen November 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    oh man she is just the cutest thing!! love her little face

  • nina November 17, 2011 at 11:48 am

    The photo of C blowing out her candle is precious.

  • Mrs D November 18, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Man, this post literally squeezed my heart. Especially the part about shy Claudine coming out of her shell. I am so glad she had a wonderful day. I know it would mean so much that Claudine had this moment all of her own. Happy b-day cute loops!

  • Michelle Shopped November 26, 2011 at 8:04 am

    claudine has THE best haircut — i want one like it! and i cannot believe she is 5! i feel like i just discovered your blog yesterday — don’t tell me it’s been almost 3 years???! she was just two a minute ago! sigh — your blog is where i come when i need my kind of grounding…thank you for that…
    p.s. mixed race — i know a few families so if you’re ever interested in more families please let me know…