Our Stella Vivienne turned five a few Sundays ago, and this past Memorial holiday weekend all our closest loved ones gathered at our home to celebrate our sunshine girl in red. All birthdays are something nostalgic and wonderful, but there’s something pretty magical about the five mark I think. Perhaps it’s the fact that she’ll be going off to Kindergarten soon, or that those toddler years with chubby arms rolls and sweet lisps are long gone, but this birthday was quite special for all of us. We have a five year old…that it still sinking in!
I’ll forever remember the red dress she wanted to wear on her big day, the one with the lace and the frills that she picked out on our last trip to Mexico. I’ll remember the wild flowers she decided on after much deliberation at the farmer’s market on the morning of the 22nd after our little family took her out for brunch, her favorite meal because runny eggs. I’ll remember the gigantic plastic soccer ball we inflated for the kids to roll around in from Uncle Troy, the Minion piñata that each bub got a turn whacking it in the yard with hopes for tootsie rolls and suckers, the seven cupcakes Theodore helped himself to, the balloon bouquet of her favorite colors, the bubble machine from Uncle Shane, the way she teared up when she opened each gift, the way her daddy read her cards, and then movie night on the lawn…all of the things that every five year old little girl dreams of at their birthday bash.
It was a day of relaxation and grilled hot dogs and cold key lime pie. It was a sunny day, the sunniest one of the year thus far…completely fitting for the sun beams and smiles shine from her innocent face just say it all. These photos are such treasures to me. Each one shines with a joy I’ll never forget, with gratitude for everyone that was there who made her feel so warm and loved. I am so happy we have them and will be able to revisit this post as each birthday comes and goes and five turns into ten and so on.
Happy birthday darling girl, we love you always and forever, in circles! x Mama