It was a very busy day.
We started off with some Swedish pancakes filled with blueberry compote, and candles of course.
Then it was time to dress in white for preschool.
At preschool we had a little puppet play showing how Simone came to be with us, we said some of the things we remembered about Simone each of her first five years. As a part of the celebration, Simone got to wear the birthday crown and the birthday fairy wings.
The grandparents all came for the show as well.
Then it was back to the house for a yummy lunch and presents.
Mary made a doll (named Lilla by Simone) which has become a new bedtime partner.
Here's a closeup of Lila, and she has the felted doll of Simone that Christine Waters made for Simone.
At bedtime, Simone snuggled up with Lilla and Daisy, and we read stories and began learning a new nighttime saying.
All in all, a fantastic day.