I think it is normal for any parent to have mixed feelings on the day of your child's birthday. It is hard to believe that 5 years have passed since we were blessed with our baby girl. Time has literally flown by. It seems as if our little baby has become a beautiful, confident little girl over night.
I would be remiss not to mention that this particular birthday is a very special time for our family. It is impossible not to reflect back on all that has happened over the last year to our little Carmen and our family.
We have come so far and feel so incredibly blessed to be celebrating this momentous birthday with our
Tough Little Princess.
I can not believe a year has gone by since we celebrated Carmen's fourth birthday in Princeville with our amazing friends and family. It seems like only yesterday that the wonderful Colburn family was generously performing their family luau.
We miss all of our dear friends from Kauai and Squamish, who are so important to our family and we are happy to have met our new friends from the Island of Hawaii. We thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts for your love and support.
The birthday weekend was kicked off with the screening of the "Littlest Mermaid" on Friday night, which Carmen announced to her mother that she had been waiting to see the movie since she was two. Who knew??
Saturday was party day!!!! Complete with pink decorations, pink lemonade, pink princess cake and many pink shirts and dresses. Our dear friends Wendy and Florian were the stars of the party, especially for Heather and I, when they showed up with all the makings for incredible gourmet pizza.
Sunday April 1st, Carmen's 5th Birthday was a terrific day. We all went to Dolphin Quest at the Hilton Waikaloa to swim with dolphins!!!! It was such an amazing experience that only pictures will do justice.
We love you all.
Images of Moment
A terrific moment during Carmen's "Make a Wish" orientation
Crazy Blue Head
Grandpa and General Contractor for the incredible Play House
TC Pizza Man
Mom and Dad
Birthday sign - check. Pink table cloth - check. Princess dress - check. Pink Lei - check
Cooler of beer - check!!!
Mom and Dad
Princess Cake.....and......Trevor in his underwear.
It is a delicate balance of eating cake without disturbing the princesses.
Dolphin Quest. Family with Pele
Pele soaking Heather.
Carmen feeding Pele some yummy fish
Look at me Daddy!!
Have to swim with a stick under water
Carmen with Grandpa
Testing the new underwater camera.
Wendy the Pizza Fairy
Barb and Deb