we had another big birthday this weekend - this time it was esme's day, she turned six! to celebrate we had a big backyard bash for esme' and harper (since his birthday was just 11 days prior) that included food, friends and a huge amount of FUN!
our festivities included pinata, where our normally animal loving children beat a cute little creature with an aluminum bat until it split open and sugary treats rained down from it's broken body. the littles loved it!
seriously, i have no idea where he learned to pose like that, but it was darned cute. he stayed this way for several minutes giving all of us all a chance to grab our cameras and shoot!
esme' was indeed the princess of the party with her new furry companions, a pretty button necklace made by her friend dejah, and the wool felt crown that mama whipped up the night before. harper got a new crown too!
this is the first time that i have bought a cake for esme's birthday. it was such a busy week that i decided that $16.99 for a great big, fancy costco cake was worth it, especially when the payoff was my sanity. harper did not take part in blowing out the candles since he had just had his own cake on his actual birthday.
he did, however, eat his fair share of cake. the day ended with sticky, grimy, happy, hyper kiddos. we brought them in, soaked them in the tub, read them a few stories (new dr. seuss books received as gifts!) and tucked them into bed.
another birthday down, another year passed. but the celebration of these little lives will continue day after day...