Since it took a while to post Owen's birthday pictures, it was only fair to wait on Helen's as well. Her big day of turning five began with a breakfast date with her daddy at the Anchor, then a trip to Mr. Joel's coffee shop to get a hot chocolate. But he was out of milk, so he provided a verbal rain check for another special time.
Not one of our finer moments as parents! Nevertheless, I rebounded with her requested pink poodle cake. I have told my kids I hate poodles, that somehow they are a lesser degree of dog. (Sorry Aunt Dot!) Please don't send poodle hate my way. They are just sharp and little and yappy, and I don't like them. I guess when the Family Fun magazine featured such a cute cake, my little girl could not resist. She had it picked out for almost a year.
We combined her party at a family celebration at Grandpa's house. She and her girl cousins each had a birthday to properly cheer.