Catch Up: Heather's 5th Birthday

This was Heather's first year celebrating a birthday around a school schedule.  So when I got home from work we opened presents.

(We finally got around to using the cookie cutters to make Christmas sugar cookies.)

The USB microscope camera is a hit.  Fabrics are pretty interesting to look at.  I found some kind of animal bone in the parking lot at work that we still need to look at which should be interesting.

I put together another treasure hunt this year (Heather was very vocal about hoping there would be one).  It wasn't up to the same level of quality as last year's, however, due to the lack of time between returning from our trip and her Birthday.  I'll have to try to make up for it next year.

The treasure hunt led her to the garage where she found a shiny blue bike!  (After months of lamenting that she didn't have a pedal bike.  And she's outgrown her balance bike.)

We did presents first so she would have some time to ride her new bike before it got dark (and apparently this is the only picture we have of her on the bike that day....).

Having been gone for a month she was quite out of practice balancing.  We still need to find some time to get outside so she can practice, but it's actually been cold (by Livermore standards, highs in the 50s) and/or raining quite a bit lately.

After riding around for a bit, we went to dinner and then came home for cake.