My little girl turned four on Sunday. I can’t believe she’s so old, so big already. She’s become quite the little person, a story teller, bug inspector, singer. Her imagination is boundless, and sometimes perplexing. She’s fast to laugh, which is wonderful. A bit too quick to cry, which is not quite as good, and is getting better. She gets so excited about small things – opening her window in the car, a bumble bee, ants, wiggly worms, finding a rock, tickles. When she laughs, her true laugh and not the forced one, it’s one of the best sounds. She still will snuggle, sometimes in the morning, but more often at night after dinner before bed. The snuggles are great. She shares – usually without prompting – with her sister, they hug and kiss every night before bed.
We had her party on her birthday, and we had it at the park. So many of her friends seemed to be having their parties at bounce houses – which are awesome! – we chose to do something different for hers. Outside. It wasn’t supposed to rain, but it did. There was also a bit of last minute craziness, as the invites for her day care friends didn’t make it to the parents. Oops! Still, half were able to make it, she has good friends at day care. Her other friends also made it! Even with the less than stellar weather.
She asked for Strawberry Shortcake cake for her birthday. How could I not oblige? We also had strawberry cupcakes, with strawberry icing and rainbow sprinkles. We had rainbow balloons. I didn’t tie two up well enough and they floated up into a tree. Oh well. Teagan told me she still had a purple one and Ashlin still had a yellow one.
We had a piñata, which made her so excited! And it was a flower! Mama, a flower! I got one that you pull open instead of hitting. The kids are still a bit too young to be swinging sticks around blindfolded!
Everyone grabbed a ribbon or two and pulled! Unfortunately, it didn’t open up, so I had to help.
Even though it didn’t work right, they still loved it. And the whistles and candy inside :)
We had kick-balls, airplanes, horseshoes and Frisbee. The kids ran around with animal hats, which they got to keep. They also got to leave with one of the balls and a balloon. Yay balloons! Everyone loves balloons.
Ashlin had a good time, dipping chips (to her knuckles!), eating macaroni and cheese, and cupcakes!
Everyone who said they could be there was there. And they stayed and played, and ate, and had fun. We even had a few people that stayed longer. Teagan has good friends!
When we got home, she took a two hour nap in her big bed. A two hour nap.
It was a very good day.
- May 17, 2013 (lisasff.wordpress.com)