Friday, April 27, 2012

Portia's Five!

I kept putting it off. We didn't have a party on Portia's first birthday, or her second, or third or fourth. I'm embarrassed to admit that this year--at five--was the first birthday party Portia's had in her entire short life. But since we waited so long, I decided I'd make it a good one.

I let Portia choose where we'd have the party, and she decided on an aquarium party at the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. We decided to call it a sea turtle party. Since I was paying for a pretty large party as the minimum size, we decided to go all out and invited most of the kids from Portia's preschool. Plus a couple good friends from the neighborhood.

The day before, I slaved over these sea turtle cupcakes I found on pinterest. They're not perfect but  really turned out cute, if I do say so myself.

I've never seen Portia so excited in my life. She just couldn't get enough--running around (thank goodness the party was in the sunken ship at the aquarium and not at my house); ready for more and more candy and treats; ready for present after present.

Portia and Naomi

Portia and Aowyn

Portia and Rowan

Portia and Addy

Portia and Jenny

Portia and Savanna

Portia and Ava

Portia and Emily

Portia and Gloria

Portia and Isaac

Portia and Xander

The aquarium hostesses took the kids on a scavenger hunt around the aquarium so they could see the sea turtle, sharks, sting rays, penguins, and otters. Here's Portia with some of her friends:

Happy Fifth Birthday, Portia!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Super cute Birthday!