Monday, March 2, 2015

Let It Go ~ FROZEN Birthday Party

Viv is 5
~it was bound to happen~

a Frozen party

Vivian turns 5

Bitter sweet day

Yesterday was a wonderful day filled with family, presents, laughter and memories in the making. I'm not sure why the 5 year mark was more difficult than others, but I found myself wondering what it would have been like to be celebrating with her twin. We were thrilled and extremely nervous to find out we were expecting twins.  This would have been our 4th and 5th child.  I never really imagined having 5 children, but embraced the idea quickly and we were thrilled. At 16 weeks during my pregnancy with Vivian I lost a piece of my soul and mind (seriously, you can ask my OB doctor, as  nurse/mom I instantly became a lunatic).  Nothing in life is more devastating than losing a child, born or unborn.  Life does move on, but I can't help but wonder what my life would be like with Vivian's other half.  I do believe she got the personality of both babies.  She is more than a handful and I am convinced I am the only one who could appreciate my basement being painted with vaseline, poop in the dryer and her many creative ventures. So, if I seem too lax with my little Viv and allow her to explore her creativeness to the extreme.  Maybe it's because she is child #4 or maybe it's because I am just thankful that she can and I can share those moments with her. 

 Happy Birthday Viv and Baby B!



I used Duncan Hines fudge cake mix, filled with an easy chocolate ganache and topped with the best icing I have ever made, italian meringue buttercream.   I also used my new cupcake pan and liners from IKEA. 


 Free paper banner from pinterest

 My dresser that just keeps on giving!  

 Free printable and photoshop

Handmade birthday hat from her very first birthday!

 Happy 5th Birthday Vivian!

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