five

someone had a birthday.

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we had a tea party.  i think we’ll always do a tea party.  then we don’t have to deal with the requests for rainbow birthdays, or strawberry shortcake birthdays, or “swimming dog birthdays.”  seriously, one of my friends had a swimming dog birthday.  with the most amazing cake ever – of a swimming dog.  no one will ever forget it.  best birthday ever.  but i’m sticking to the tea party.  standard fare.

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one of my friends even bought me a present.  because when she was buying jael a present she knew i had to have it.  and it’s true.  a biscuit tin.  the most perfect biscuit tin in the world.  i’m going to fill it with ginger snaps.  which means all i need are surprise visitors.  (hint.)

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here is the boy invasion.  the thing with nice five year old girls is that they usually have brothers.  and brothers love nothing better than raiding a good tea party.

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here they are packing up on reserves.

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a few boys got whacked in the noggin, a hole was dug and covered with sticks to create a trap, and the fence fell over because boards were confiscated to build a fort.  a classic good time at the otto’s.

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meanwhile the ladies ate in civilized fashion.  except for one.

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the two princesses.

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taking tea.

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note the hovering baby ogre.

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opening presents.

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housewives with beehives.  this lady is straight out of mad men.  you should see her vintage serving ware.  dreamy.

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making necklaces.

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and soaking in the birthday afterglow.

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we’ll see how long that holds her.  a birthday only once a year is not enough for this girl.  preposterous.  once every four years is even worse.

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2 Responses to “five”


  1. 1 aunt meggy March 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Happy Birfday, Jaelly Bean!

  2. 2 Grandad March 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    what a lovely birthday jael. next time grammy sandy will come, i love tea.


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