Lizzy went to school on her birthday and for her birthday celebration I sent this rainbow fruit platter for the kids to enjoy. I had to get creative because they don't allow cakes or cupcakes for birthdays. Lizzy came home and told me she had fruit at school and wanted more strawberries. I was surprised because she doesn't really like strawberries but she sure enough ate the rest of the strawberries.
Lizzy's birthday is today and because Mike and I both had to work and Mike had to work later than Lizzy's bedtime we decided to have a birthday breakfast with Lizzy. Lizzy had colored pancakes with whipped cream and her candle on top. Afterwards she opened gifts then went to school where she will have a little birthday celebration. More pics to come...
Mike has been working the shuttle mission later hours, I'm working in the daytime, my brother Christian is going out of town for work, Briana has an interview in San Antonio, and mom and dad are working on Wednesday....what that means is that today was the only evening we were all available to celebrate with Lizzy. We took Lizzy to Chuck E Cheese, she wants to go there everyday so today we actually took her and she had a blast. I like to see my baby having fun.
We usually take Lizzy to a portrait studio to get pictures taken for special occasions but now that Lizzy is sooo active and strong willed I don't think taking her to a portrait studio to sit still and pose for pictures is realistic. So instead of the portrait studio we took Lizzy to the park, let her run around in her birthday outfits while I chased after her trying to take pictures. Wow that was exhausting and I think I only got a few pictures where she's actually looking at the camera but Lizzy had fun.
As a family we try to go to the pool once a week sometime when we don't have anything else to do. Instead of scheduled swim lessons for Lizzy it's a lot easier and less stressful for us not to commit to any specific time or day and just teach her to swim ourselves when we have the time. This week Lizzy is swimming by kicking while we hold her up and blowing bubbles in the water!
The park across the street from us has lots of events and festivities like weekly concerts on Friday evenings, movie showings outside at the park, car shows, Christmas celebrations, 4th of July celebrations, Easter egg hunts, and other various events throughout the year. This weekend was Art in the Park. It was a beautiful day so we went to check it out.
Lizzy's great granny and Mike's maternal granny passed earlier this week. Although I didn't know granny very well I had the pleasure of meeting her a few times and Lizzy got to meet her for the 1st time this past Christmas. She was blessed to live a long life.
Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. - Mother Teresa
A popular tradition in the Waldorf philosophy is the telling of a birthday story for children. A basic birthday story can be found in the book Beyond the Rainbow Bridge, by Barbara J. Patterson and Pamela Bradley. You can adapt this story to tell specifically about your child (children love to hear stories about themselves!). What I did was adapt a birthday story for Lizzy and made the book through shutterfly. It was fairly simple to make and I feel it will be a special part of Lizzy's birthdays to come.