Today was Ari’s 6th birthday. I think it was probably her most eagerly anticipated birthday yet, and has been talked about for almost a year. The day went very well, Ari helped me bake and decorate her own cake this morning:
Served on my grandmother’s wedding china, yes. I am no cake decorator, that’s for certain. I am also aware that it reads Happy Ari Birthday, but when I made the letters and she was watching, it all made sense. And no, it’s no Barbie cake, nor does it have pink frosting (we haven’t moved a few key things including the food colouring) but it tasted good and that’s the main point. Ari got to make 2 wishes, one when she blew out the candle and one when she made the first cut.
Lots of presents too, including a Razor scooter (decorated with Princess stickers), Little Pet Shop stuff, her first Pez dispenser,Converse runners, a tea set from Oma and a whoopie cushion from my mom. The shoes are too big but she’s still growing-better than too small, right?
If you’re wondering: No, we haven’t finished unpacking yet. But we’re getting there. It looks more like a home every day, and that’s good.