We do our best to keep birthdays simple around here.
Simple, but magical.
This weekend Lupine turned seven.
We celebrated with family and friends throughout the weekend.
Lupine had a small party with just two friends, and Nanny (my mom) came to share in the weekend.
And then came the snow.
It was a just-right fit for this magical girl.
Her gifts were as simple as her day.
Inspired by one of your non-stuff gift ideas on my Facebook page, Lupine asked her friends to give her coupons for play dates together instead of things. (Perfection!)
I knitter her the hat above. (Yes. I gave her just a hat. She was thrilled.)
Sage made her a game.
And Pete put together a father-daughter DIY t-shirt stenciling kit with a plain t-shirt from the thrift store, a coupon for some crafty time together, and textile medium.
Small. Simple. Just right.
The best part to me was watching as all four of us slowed down and simply enjoyed being together.
Laughing, playing cards and games, and simply being.
Our ever-present to-do list was no where to be seen.
It was glorious.
I think the togetherness was the best gift of all.
Happy Birthday, Lupine Bluebird. You are a magical soul.
And we're nothing short of crazy about you.
P.S. The pie was a shameless second-rate rip-off of this beauty. Whoa, that.
14 thoughts on “Simple birthday magic.”
Love your approach to slowing down, focusing on relationships and simply BEING to enjoy each other during a birthday celebration. I will be sharing with my friends, and applying in my family life.
Can you re-post the non-stuff give ideas? I would love to implement some for this coming holidays! Thank you !!
Awe, happy birthday Lupine! You share a b-day month with my sweetie who turns 3 on Sunday!! How can that be right? I swear you both were just babies…
Just Love this! Inspirational. And the snow looks truly magical.
Looks like she had a very sweet day. We thought of you guys.
Congratulations beautiful family.
Wish your lady had been able to join us! We’ll see you soon. x
Ahhh…takes deep breaths for me. I so want to get more simple. I need to just do it and stop allowing myself to get caught up in what isn’t. Happy day to your girl and to you!
Inspiring once again. My daughter turns 6 on the 30th..I can’t believe how fast it’s going by..I am still unsure about how to celebrate with her, but your post really gets me thinking about keeping it simple. Thank you!
p.s the pic with the house and your dog looks like a postcard! Soooo lovely!
Your blog is so refreshing and honest. Think you
SO Lovely. Thank you.
That sounds like a wonderful birthday. Happy Birthday Lupine!