It happened. The official day finally came. Maeve is now 5 years old. She loves it! She is constantly sussing out who is older or younger than she is. She broke down in tears today when she was inquiring about two friends of hers and when their birthday is... she was not happy to discover that she was the youngest of the three. Ha. I quickly threw some other kids under the bus reminding her that she was older than them. Phew. Crisis temporarily diverted.
This is what 5 looks like on Maeve...
Streamers, banners, and a few presents.
Happily opening her presents. She had logically stated earlier in the week that her friends would give her more presents on her actual birthday day, even though they had graciously given her gifts at her party. I informed her how that is not, in fact, how it worked.
Green eggs for her birthday breakfast, as requested. I was a little sad that I didn't have any ham in the house.
And, then we were off for a day of fun at Remlingers Farm with Avery.
I'm not quite sure how many times they frequented the roller coaster... they would race off it and circle to the waiting line without even batting an eye at me. Most of the time they could get on the very next ride.
When we had to leave, they decided to get 'lost' in the hay maze for a very long time...
Who doesn't like a pumpkin ride?
Another reminder that someone is a whole hand now...
Pony rides... I think this was Apple.
Good buddies... a great time.
The Wilson's kindly had us over for dinner... but Maeve missed most of it. She was one tuckered out girl... Here Amy is getting snuggles.
Eli, unknowingly, got snuggles too...
Maeve was too tired to eat dinner... so Annie got snuggles too.
Dan managed to see Maeve's eyes...
And, amazingly, Maeve was able to enjoy her birthday cake... Ha.
Happy 5th Birthday, sweet Maeve :-)