Shelby celebrated her milestone 5th birthday last week. It's still hard to believe that she is 5 years old...time goes so fast. We had cake and ice cream at the house on the 21st with Nana and Papa. Shelby opened her gifts from us. She was so excited to get her first softball glove and ball and new clothes (thanks to Nana and Papa). When she was going to bed that night, she said, "Momma, will I still be 5 tomorrow?" I told her, "Yes, you'll still be 5 it just won't be your birthday anymore." She smiled her relieved smile and said, "OK!" Her mind thinks about things all the time now so she catches me off guard quite often these days.
On Saturday, we had her "Hello Kitty/Ballerina Princess" party. The girls had so much fun! I even think some of the parents enjoyed it as much as the girls. I was disappointed at first that all the girls that RSVP'd didn't show up but once I saw the smiles and excitement the others had, I got over it. Shelby did pretty well being the center of attention. This was the first year she didn't cry when everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to her.