There's nothing like a sad Hazel. It follows that there is nothing like a happy Hazel, too. That girl gets shooed aside all to often in this busy household. Every family has one, and our Hazel is the child that craves, needs, demands a large dose of undivided attention. And, in a busy (too busy) household, that dose is not often administered.
So when she turned five on November second, I did my darnedest to make all her dreams come true.
One of those dreams was: A Vanilla Cake with Cherries and A Bride and Groom on Top.
I made a vanilla cake that never rose in the oven. So the whole party was delayed for a quick run to the bakery for a vanilla cake. An earlier trip to the toy store and a jar of maraschinos in the fridge helped in fulfilling the rest of the cake requests.
If I'm not mistaken, this is a happy Hazel.
Very happy. Turning 5 is a big deal.
And when you're turning just 5,
It is still so easy to make all those dreams and wishes come true.
Do you think she knows
That she is part of my 33-year-old dream come true?
I love you, Hazel. You are amazing to me. Happy Birthday.