Several years ago, I began a new tradition to celebrate each of our kidnicks a bit more than usual. I place photos of the birthday child throughout the house for the entire month they were born. Lollipop Pop was an April baby, so it was all about her. I don't go too crazy, but it is fun to walk through the house and see her at various ages and be reminded what a true blessing she is in our lives.
Who are your best friends?
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite book?
What do you like to wear?
What is your favorite vacation spot?
What are your hobbies?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
It really is fun to see how their answers change each year.
Because of various and numerous activities that were going on last weekend, we improvised on Lollipop Pop's actual birthday - day. She and a few of her friends went to the movies and came here for dinner and a bonfire. She didn't want it to be a birthday party, so the menu was basic and the decorations, nil. A few of the girls then spent the night...the sound of teenage girls laughing and giggling through the night is a sweet sound.
I placed 15 balloons in her bathroom and boy did she ever jump when she opened the door!
The following night, we had our family celebration. Our kidnicks always get to choose the dinner menu on their birthday. Lollipop Pop chose Pesto Pasta and Garlic Bread. No one complained...it is a favorite around here.
Her gifts were a huge hit and it also allowed all siblings to be involved...for a bit, at least.