I try to keep the really "Christmas-y" decorations until after V's birthday to allow some separation between the two important days. Today was "gingerbread" (graham cracker) house and tree decorating day!
Lion Country Safari had a promotion for government workers that gave us a good deal on their two parks. But we determined even at full price, it would be worth it.
5 years ago, my amazing daughter made a sudden entrance into the world more than two months before we expected her. The first days and months brought so much anxiety/uncertainty/fear. Since then, I've been blessed with 5 years of love, pride and joy. Happy birthday to my sweet little girl.