Munchkin turned 5 and it was time for a Frozen party! She got to be a little princess while I celebrated five years of being a mother. Yes, that matters. When we have kids our lives tend to be taken over by them. Nothing is about you anymore, it’s all about the kids. While that’s good and well, I think I’m doing a great job as a mom and deserve a pat on the back and so I threw a big bashment in celebration.
When I was a child I always had fairly lavish birthday parties that were always the talk of the classroom and I kinda want the same for munchkin. So Frozen party it was. I went to town as usual on themed decor which I got everything from here.
I went all out. If you saw the pictures from #munchkinturns3 or #munchkinturns4 then you know I tend to take themes seriously. Even her swimsuit was from the movie. And yes it was a pool party!
Munchkin had a whole week of celebration as her birthday was the Monday before the party and her father, who lives overseas, was able to visit the island for the festivities so we did lots of beaching and road tripping and just hanging out.
As munchkin grows and I move further and further away from the baby stage into her independence, it’s such an incredible thing to experience. She’s now reading big girl books which has opened up the world to her on a whole different level. She’s as clever and quick-witted (read: feisty and fresh) as her dad and as crafty, calculated and beautiful as I am. 🙂
Even though I turned out to be a single mother, there’s not much about my situation I would change if I could. Everything has worked out so perfectly and I am enjoying life as it is currently. I think I had her at the perfect age in my late 20s. It gives me the opportunity to grow with her and hey, I’ll still be young and fresh when she’s off to college. We’ll be able to travel and appreciate life and the world around her as we grow together.
Three cakes, 15 cake pops and 2 dozen cupcakes. When the guest list is jampacked, you learn to have backup cakes so your prized centerpiece cake doesn’t get demolished on the same night. #mommyprotip
Speaking of prized centerpiece cake, this was a fantastically delicious cake. It has three layers of blue inside to complete the Frozen theme.
It turned out to be such a beautiful day. I was a little worried as it rained heavy only hours before but I pushed that out of my mind and trusted the Universe to deliver the circumstances I needed to carry out my plans.
My friend Ceta from celebrated the third birthday of her precious one little Moon (nickname) seen here in this pic with munchkin making it a joint party of great friends. My aunt, the real MVP, brought some grown-up juice to keep the adults entertained while the kiddies ran and swam around. Thankfully I had a lifeguard present so that I could partake.
Going through divorce, I’ve learnt to adjust my expectations and attitudes from my soon-to-be-ex-husband too. He still does things to piss me off for sure, I just make sure I’m not in a position to be too thrown off by any craziness that he does anymore. It makes for a much better relationship with a man who will be in my life at least til munchkin goes off to college. I’m a firm believer in forgiveness and with family, forgetting. Never turn your back on family, but sometimes you have to love them from afar. Live, learn, love and grow. See how we were all cladded in Frozen party gear?
I have to pinch myself sometimes. Can’t believe little old me who was just starting to figure out how to take care of myself, is now in charge of moulding and shaping another human being. She’s such a blessing that was delivered to me at the exact perfect moment. She’s taught me so much about love, life and growth. About companionship, about what’s worth fighting for and what to let go, about spirituality and about manifestation. About fears, about living the example, about being the change you want to see in this world. She changed my whole life.
I’ve managed to manifest the exact professional life I’ve always dreamed of. Working from home or anywhere there’s wifi really, making a decent living, and I’m almost always available for mid-morning dance competitions, doctor visits and cake sales. 2015 has started out on an incredible high and I’m just getting started. Happy birthday, munchkin! Our Frozen party gear from here.