As per tradition now, a photo story of the day you turned 5.
Your baba and I stayed up the night before to blow up these balloons for you to wake up to on your big day.
Waking up the next day, super excited to be turning 5. A little post-breakfast celebration in the form of a mini donut tower.
I made you a little treasure hunt for your birthday gift and you were so excited as you tried to find each little clue leading up to your present.
Exploring your brand new little robot. // And later helping me make our birthday cake.
Talking to your nani on the phone and telling her about your gift // More robot exploring with your daddy. (This is the one Bilal got)
I told you I wanted to take some birthday photos + do a video-interview of you and you excitedly decorated the space for me. (Here is an example for you guys.)
You chose Cheesecake Factory for your birthday dinner because of the Happy Birthday song they sing for you and it made me reminiscent of your 3rd birthday dinner there. How time flies!
I had been feeling bad that I hadn’t baked your birthday cake after your 1st and 2nd birthdays when you were too young even to enjoy them and wanted to make the rainbow one that you wanted. Sadly it was an absolute disaster (Please don’t ask why). So sorry baby girl. Thank God for the tiny extra cake we had made that we were able to decorate instead!
Hanging out with us as we couldn’t stop remembering the day you walked into our lives. 5 years of being your parents Alhamdullilah!
All day we got messages from all over and we tried to read as many out to you as we could. Ending the day with some Skype with some of your favorite people.
PHOTO STORIES FROM EACH OF HER PREVIOUS BIRTHDAYS HERE.
Thanks for stopping by! Lots of love!
Love how you record time through these beautiful blogs. Thanks for sharing your happy and precious moments.
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This is beautiful beyond words. Each picture exudes so much love , warmth and emotions. Love the depth in each picture. Hats off to how aesthetically you have done your place. Happy Birthday, Anya! Wishing you many more wonderful and memorable birthdays.