Yesterday was my daughter's fifth birthday. I needed to go to work so my parents got to celebrate with her too.
 My dad's birthday was the day before. They get to share.

The bug jug is full now, with a ground beetle, cricket, grasshopper, cicada, a host of roly polies, and even a gecko.

 We all met together for her birthday lunch--at McDonalds.

 She chose the same cake that I made for her brother last year. He didn't like that--but did enjoy eating it!

Her party with her friends and the rest of the immediate family will be Saturday, and she is counting down the days! And mauling that poor gecko.