Late last month, Lulu turned five.
It’s been five years since 2010, the year that was by far the most challenging of my life to date. To think that a beautiful child would blossom out of that period, and that it would be the start of a brand new love, I could not have ever possibly imagined– it proves rainbows truly do come after the rain.
Which makes it appropriate that Lulu asked for rainbows, and Madeline (see here) as parts of her birthday theme. I’m not usually one to throw a birthday party, but as she was turning 5, and for the first time has classmates with whom she wanted to celebrate, I thought it’s about time to make a big deal of her birthday– and about time I celebrate everything she has brought to my life.
We held it at the Marionette Theater in Central Park here in New York City, one of her favorite places to visit every season for each new puppet show. After a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk, we toasted with cake and champagne. The same close friends who threw an epic baby shower (house party!) for us five long years ago were also there, as we remembered once celebrating a baby bump, who today has become a little lady full of personality.