She got her breakfast in bed. She’s was counting down the whole week leading up to her birthday. The night before I said, “The faster you sleep, the sooner your birthday will come!” And she was in bed lightening fast. She woke up before any of us, but we made her stay in bed so that we could prep all the breakfast goodies. She was so cute when we finally came in singing.
She got served waffles and Ben made a banana swan. She was having a ballerina party so we got her a vintage ballet costume, which I found for such a steal on etsy, and a vintage ballerina music box. I totally knew she would be all about that music box. She carries it with her everywhere and just stares at it. I think it will be right up there as one of her faves along with her monchichi.
We had her party (there will be a later post for this as I didn’t take pictures, but this talented gal did) and then after, we took Brave and True to go watch the movie Brave. It was all Brave’s dreams come true.
I can’t believe she is already five. I remember her being born so clearly like it was yesterday. I went to my midwife visit and she gave me homework… love my husband and go for a walk. I went home and loved my husband and then we took baby True to the OC Fair for the first time and walked all night long. The next morning, my water broke and it we were off to the hospital. Suddenly, our little family of three turned to four and Ben and I had only been married a little over two years. It all happened so quickly.
Brave and True are back to back. They are 16 months apart. I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with Brave and was freaking out because I had a 6 month old and here I was, pregnant again. I think I cried for a week, not because I didn’t want her, but because how in the world do you manage two babies?!! I am so glad it happened that way. Brave is the sugar in our family. She is also True’s bestest friend. Yes, they fight, but they really love each other so much and get along so well. I am so glad they are close in age.
Though having two back to back is pretty crazy, and then having two more soon after that is just pretty much insane. We are so glad we’ve got four little ones that make all our days insanely and utterly chaotic, but yet, infinitely sweeter. This is what works for us!
on brave: striped dress c/o little esop.