I told her that we could have a party when I got back, but everything got so busy on my return that a whole month flew by before I knew it. I started thinking that maybe what they had already done was enough birthday stuff, but then Caiden kept saying, "I had my fake birthday. I haven't had my real birthday yet." And things like that. When I told her that she did, in fact, already have her "real" birthday, she started crying. "No, I didn't!" she said. "I didn't get to have my party yet and I still don't feel five!"
Well, of course, after hearing that, I had to give the girl some closure so we threw her a tea party themed birthday party a full month after the fact. She loved it. And now she finally feels five.
But its kind of funny because as a result of celebrating her October 2nd birthday in November, she now associates her birthday as being near Christmastime since all the stores were decorated at that time... I may have psychologically damaged her just a little bit. :)