Our little Mimi turned 5 but it sure seemed more like 15. She changed overnight. She seriously turned into a little lady just days before her birthday. I noticed right away that her mannerisms, way of talking, interactions with siblings, etc. all seemed a bit more mature than they had. All of a sudden, our Mia is an official big kid. Thank goodness we are waiting a year for kindergarten because I need some more time with this girl.
She got to open her birthday dress the night before so she could wear it to church. I found it at Once Upon a Child several months ago. It was gold and sparkly and completely perfect for her. I almost forgot about it but somehow stumbled onto it in our closet about a week before her birthday.
There were streamers covering her doorway as usual, Mia mantel decor, white powdered donuts, and a few girly gifts waiting for her.
They were all pumped about the donut breakfast.
We bought her a special book that I had my eye on for a long time called "I Had A Favorite Dress". It is a precious book about a little girl who has a favorite dress that she does not want to part with as she grows. Her Mommy sews it into different things along the way so that she can keep wearing her favorite dress. It could not be more perfect for our Mia.
She had requested a panda mommy and baby. She loves her pandas.
Sister secrets are awesome.
And for her birthday dinner she requested "Mommy's pizza" which is hilarious because it is store bought crust with only sauce and cheese typically. Since it was her birthday, I added sausage to make it a little more exciting.
We bought a simple little cake at Kroger and I covered the top in rainbow sprinkles which Mia loved.
She even got to pick out ice cream to have with her cake. Jason tried to pretend like it was all for him. They love when he does those goofy things.
For the little lady's birthday date with us, she asked to go to Donato's and Dunkin' Donuts. She wore her fancy birthday dress and her little birthday badge. She was so excited. We were too.
We had some pizza leftover at the end so she was excited to go ask for a box all by herself.
Apparently, the best way to enjoy that first bite of a pink iced donut with sprinkles is to close your eyes.
She ate her donut outside while we stared at her beautiful self and listened to her tell us stories. When she was done and cleaned up, we had fun with the bright orange wall and had a mini photo shoot.
We had such a great time with our girl and were sad to see it come to an end. She kept finding pennies in the bushes outside so that completed her night. She found 5 and we thought that was pretty neat and decided somebody had left them for her to find on her fifth birthday. But then she found 2 more and ended up with 7.
At the end of the day, she gave her fifth birthday two thumbs up!