It's something pretty special to have a sister 24 years younger than you, and even more special to have the honor of planning her fifth birthday party and photographing it! Since she was about two, I've been painting with Astrid. She still remembers the time we painted leaves (and each other's feet) on her front porch one fall. We strung them up and made a garland for the fireplace. I wish I had one of those leaves. As much as I wish she were still two, I love watching her grow and become more confident in herself. It was only fitting that we have a "painting party," so my partner Matt went all out and built her a DIY spin art bike for kids. Her guests had a blast and everyone went home all tuckered out and (hopefully) ready for a long nap!