August 3 is the birthday of my oldest daughter, May. She was handed to me in China just 5 days before her 1st birthday. And, the magic began. Ever since then, she has had three parties each year: one on her actual birthday (with just our immediate family), a second party with our extended family (a combination celebration with her cousin who is a year older than she, and with her Grandma, who is 78 years older than she - but is her cosmic twin), and a third party to celebrate with friends, family and neighbors.
How can it be that my Baby From Nanchang is EIGHT??
Here are some photos of May's birthdays.
Her 1st birthday, celebrated in China and in America (with jet lag):
Her 2nd birthday (no more Sgt. Carter buzz cut, and her discovery of Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream):
Her 4th (we started the crazy rice box toy hunt game):
Her 5th (her last one as an only child):