Louise turned 5 years old this week. Unfortunately, her birthday fell at the same week that summer vacation started and everyone in our house got sick. And the sickest....sweet Louise. Super high fever, hacking cough. But she celebrated like a trouper.
Her brothers and sisters showered her with gifts. All of them went out and bought her something special with their allowance money. It was the first time that all of them were really old enough to get this concept and they bought her some really cool presents.
Then on to the cake. Custom designed online by Louise herself, at HEB. No, this is not a plug for HEB, but we were all too sick to go in person and she got to pick out all the colors and fillings and everything. Very cool!
Louise had one other surprise on her birthday. She lost her second tooth. The pictures below show her looking a bit distraught. It was the blood or pain. It was because she was washing her tooth off in the sink and accidentally dropped it down the drain. Oh well, the presents helped ease the pain.
A few fun facts about Louise. Her favorite color is still purple. She loves anything that is glittery, shiny, girly. And boy does she love My Little Pony! She is however, the toughest girl you will ever meet. Extraordinarily strong, athletic, and energetic (truth be told, I sort of liked her being a little under the weather this week because she is easier to keep up with). She climbs like a tree frog, swims like a fish, and hugs like a sumo wrestler. She is my most passionate child. Quick to laugh, quick anger. But also my most compassionate child. If anyone is hurt, she quickly arrives with a bandage and "there,there" on the back. She hates cleaning up, but she loves to cook and will always share her food with anyone that asks. That is a really good quality in a house with 8 people!
I love this little angel to the moon and back. Happy Birthday Rainbow Twilight!