It is once again time to celebrate the birth of our sweet little red head.

IMG_3473

For her very important fifth birthday, we decided to transform our dining room into her very own farmer’s market.

IMG_3485

We incorporated foods from many of our favorite local haunts and raised money for the Ardmore Gateway Garden (sustainableardmore.org).

IMG_3480

The menu consisted of bread from Camino Bakery to make homemade barbecue (a special thank you to Lynn) sandwiches and pimento cheese sandwiches.

IMG_3484

We served goat cheese to be enjoyed with fresh strawberries and cherry preserves.  We also filled a bowl with apples for hungry kids on the go.

IMG_3482

The crudités included a variety of vegetables and was served with white bean dip.  We also made popcorn topped with rosemary and parmesan cheese.

IMG_3472

We displayed Mattie Windsor’s hand-painted wooden eggs and loads of fresh flowers.

IMG_3467

And last but not least, there was gelato from Cafe Gelato

IMG_3466

and birthday cake!

IMG_3468

I painted wooden signs on salvaged boards

IMG_3470

and Mattie Windsor drew pictures of the various items offered at her farmer’s market and we hung them on an old wooden ladder.

IMG_3487

In the true spirit of Project Hurt, there was a craft project.

IMG_3491

The mini artists drew on canvas totes with fabric markers

IMG_3490

to make their very own bags to carry to the farmer’s market.

IMG_3511

We had a house full of guests

IMG_3492

and some of us truly embraced the theme!

IMG_3502

Soon it was time to sing

IMG_3505

and blow out the candles!

IMG_3509

(There was no shortage of cake taste testers.)

IMG_3517

Mattie Windsor opened her gifts and we surprised her with a new bike.

IMG_3512

Happy 5th Birthday to our very special girl!

Advertisements