Lyra has a very easy birthday to remember - January 1st. She turned six yesterday, and had been bouncing around the house for several days in anticipation.
You might think that coming so close on the heels of Christmas that her birthday would be anticlimactic, but that is not the case. I think because Lyra is always on vacation the week prior to her birthday she has time to savor the anticipation. She also has time to focus all her energy on preparations - the cake, the meal, presents she wants (that she did not receive for Christmas) etc.
Lyra had a great time and loved all of her presents. Will and Eva are in California, but there is lots of cake left over for them when they return to Alexandria tomorrow.