Today my beautiful Maisie Miao Miao turned five years old. It’s difficult for me to think that she’s five years old already but in so many other ways when I see how smart, talented, athletic, independent, self assured, feisty, opinionated, demanding, lovable and such an all around great child she is, I wonder how she can be only five. No matter how old, she’s the best daughter I could have ever imagined or hoped for and she’s the light of my life. I look forward to every day with her, experiencing life with her and I look forward to seeing what her future holds…but not too quickly mind you.
After our busy day yesterday and a bit of a late night it was nice that Maisie slept in a bit…until 7:15am! Maisie awoke in a great mood and the first thing she told me was that she was five years old and to look at how much bigger she was, she was so animated and funny. Then we snuggled in bed for almost an hour just talking and spending time together. Once we got up I made breakfast and while she was eating she got a birthday call from my parents. So while on the phone with Grandma, Maisie opened the card and gift that they sent and was in love with the Beauty & the Beast DVD but that sort of ended the call as Maisie couldn’t wait to call K & A to have them come over to watch it with her. Before I called Anne to see if K & A could come over Maisie did open her other presents but that was a quickie as seeing her friends was top of her to-do list.
By the time the movie ended we just had enough time for the girls to have some pizza for lunch and then we were off to the gym for Maisie’s party. This is the third year that we’ve had Maisie’s party at the gym and since they do such a good job with the children and it’s Maisie’s favorite place to be and it’s no work for me, it’s win-win-win all around.
A princess cake for my little princess. Another winner for us is the Costco cake, gotta love a chocolate cake filled with cheese cake mousse and sweet frosting and how kind of their designers to have five points on the crown, a perfect place for five candles for my little five year old!
After their time doing gymnastics it was time for cake. Maisie was adamant that she only wanted cake this year, no pizza, no “real” food, just cake, so that’s what we had. Aspen and Maisie decided that they were going to share a chair together so the two of them blew out the candles.
After the party we came home and Maisie was immediately over playing with K & A so Anne and I visited as the children played. Anne fed them all a dinner that was thankfully free of sugar and then it was bath and bedtime and my very tired freshly minted five year old was sound asleep just minutes after 7PM. We had a great four days of celebrating and Maisie enjoyed everything that we did but we’re all keyed up and on a major sugar high so tomorrow begins the detox, no sugar or candy until Halloween…that sugar was fun while it lasted!! And for the record, at bedtime tonight Maisie let me know that today was another awesome, spectacular day. Love my big five year old girl!!