"You know, that now you are 5 you have to eat 5 bites of potatos instead of 4."
"I'll just stay 4."
"But then you can't go to Kindergarten."
"How 'bout I'll turn 5 and go to Kindergarten and just eat 4 bites of potatos."
so ready or not, she's 5. (and despite her wonderful bargaining skills, she will end up eating 5 bites of potatos or beans or whatever else is healthy but detestable to her taste buds)
Happy Birthday! You bring so much JOY to our lives!
at the hotel...
we celebrated with her cousins who also have December birthdays at a hotel with a big swimming pool the weekend before her big day
on her actual birthday she picked Chuck E Cheese to celebrate :)