We had Ava's fifth birthday party this weekend.
The Farm for our location, mentioned previously here. (that's my first time linking to an older post! Remember the week before last? Ahhh memories)
Nestled in old pecan groves we decorated picnic tables and served cake and lemonade. The cake was amazing, I was completely shocked by how beautiful it was. Topped with large swirls of white and milk chocolate and overflowing with fruit.
The kids ran and danced and rolled beeswax candles.
The gifts were lovely and thoughtful mix of hand made toys, dressup, and craft supplies. Perfect for my growing girl. Her friends each took home a cloth wrapped bundle filled with their candle, and honey sticks tied with ribbons.
Sunday on her 'actual' birthday we enjoyed a large breakfast to send off our out of town house guests. In the afternoon we had a lovely adventure in our neighborhood park while Matt fixed Ava's favorite lunch, Mac-n-Cheese. For dinner Ava helped Matt make her most favorite meal, risotto, while Cyrus helped me make the cupcakes, and chocolate frosting. We lit the candles on her birthday ring and officially adder her 5th charm. A honey bee. She finished her evening giving he brother a lesson in sewing using her new kit, and book.
Here's to all of us finding the magic of a five year old in our lives!