Yesterday my baby turned 5.
We had a nice relaxing day at home just like she requested. She awoke to a decorated house, balloons and streamers, and the Bellah Birthday Cake. A maze made of her new fort from Christmas led to our room, where (just like last year) she opened her presents in our bed. A new game for her leapster from me, and a pottery wheel from daddy.
Then we made a strawberry cake (she did most of it!) and tuna melts for lunch. She and Daddy made homemade ice cream, I painted her nails purple, she watched Barbie Swan Lake and she played all day.
Work was unfortunately a continuation of the nightmare it's been lately.