Monday, March 9, 2015

Lar Bear Turns Five!

Larren composes songs on a very regular basis... and she was running up and down the hall singing this one... so I quickly asked if she wanted to record it!

Jon's parents were coming for her birthday and she couldn't contain her excitement!

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Waiting for the birthday girl in the morning... were five flowers, a newborn picture, and a Happy Birthday plate made from a dusting of cocoa!

This is the breakfast of birthday girls... right here!



She approved! :)


Friday mornings are when Caidrie goes to preschool so more often than not, Larren and I have a Mommy - Daughter date of her choosing!! 

We went to the rec centre (they have a free indoor play place there... and this is typically where we go for at least part of our date every Friday!!) and after going round and round on the slide with her, I suggested we go to a new place she'd never been before!!

(She's chewing gum in this pic!!)


It's a new bouncy house and laser tag place in our area....


I felt terrible that I didn't invite one or two friends with us... but Larren usually manages to make friends everywhere we go, and today was no exception!


I think all the little girls were drawn to her fancy outfit! :) I said she could pick out her favorite outfit, that made her feel super duper pretty, to wear on her birthday!! So she chose her flower girl dress from our friends wedding a year (+) ago! 

It didn't last too long before it got ripped in the front from all the running and bouncing... but meh, to keep it in pristine shape just so they can look at it years later, doesn't seem worth it!



She was SO SO SO EXCITED about having Gramma and Grampa here for her birthday supper, and chose tacos.... which is what she requests ANY TIME she has the opportunity!

I went super lazy on a cake... used a gluten free cake mix, made some chocolate frosting... then colored and laminated a kitty face to put on top! :)


Daddy surprised us with a custom gluten free Dairy Queen ice cream cake to make sure all the bases were covered!


We decided to get her only ONE present!! One?!?! That's hard! So apart from what Alia and Caidrie gave her... this is all she had from us!

A letter saying she was going to get...


... TWO BABY KITTIES!!!!!


Here in Manitoba, there aren't too many kittens around in February!! So we explained that the kitties have to be born, then have enough milk from their mama, before we can get them. She was quite okay with it and started picking out names already!!!

Her and Jon have to build the cat house, and we have to get a litter box, food, a couple toys, etc. etc. before they arrive... so it will keep her occupied!! 

Before bed she played her favorite game with Gramma, Grampa and Alia... 


... then called it a wrap!


All in all it was a fun, relaxed day celebrating our new little five year old! Looking forward to enjoying this next year with Larren!!!

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