Yesterday we had the Princess’s 5th birthday party. It was a family/friends event (that means there were no school friends) and it was wonderful.
Friends of ours who had moved out east recently returned (they live an hour away now) and brought their two boys. The kids had a wonderful time running around the house playing tag. The Princess was showered with lovely gifts, not surprisingly, all “Princess” themed. She received a glitter-covered box of makeup and nail polish from my best friend; her grandparents gave her an Ariel doll and suitcase; another friend brought her a Belle doll; my brother and his wife gave her a Rapunzel doll. My house is full of princesses!!! Even her cake followed the same theme (her dad painted the cake, which I made).
She slept with all of her new dolls last night. This morning her fingernails and toenails have more glitter on them than I’ve ever had in my entire life. All morning she’s been walking around in Ariel’s dress-up costume and carrying her make-up box. As I write this she is sitting next to me putting lip gloss on me (as well as herself).
I know I’ve written about this before, but I really do have an amazing group of friends. I am so very fortunate for the people in my life and I love each of them dearly. Since having children we have all gotten even closer and its so wonderful to see the kids growing up together and having fun with each other.
One of my closest friends from medical school texted me a few days ago saying he was going to be in town this weekend and asked if we could get together. I see him maybe twice a year, and we are not ones to pick up the phone to talk, though we do text each other sometimes. But when I need him, or vice versa, we are there for each other as if no time has passed. It’s like that with my best friend as well. Anyway, he came over near the end of the birthday party and stayed late along with my bestie while husband went to a concert. Despite fighting a flu-like illness (I’ve body aches and a sore throat for 2 days), the three of us polished off almost two bottles of white wine and a ton of Thai food. We talked about medicine, psychology, pharmacology, (my bestie is a pharmacy tech), friendships, children, all manner of topics under the sun. I could have stayed up all night talking with them but I’m not 25 anymore. The chills set in around midnight so we had to call it a night. I fell asleep feeling fulfilled and content.