Saturday, July 3, 2010

it's never too late for my birthday girl!

10 weeks ago, my little girl turned 4 years old. Yes, TEN WEEKS AGO...and I have yet to share any pictures of her birthday on my blog (although I did post pictures on my Facebook page, so that counts for something, right?). As this is a blog for me to document memories, I still wanted to share some pictures of her special day(s).

DAY ONE
(April 22, 2010 - Mikayla's "actual" birthday)

The morning started off with a surprise from mom and dad...The Littlest Pet Shop!! (Side note: my sister had a friend who was selling all of her pet shop toys for a great price and so we decided to buy them and save it for Mikayla's birthday. It was a hit and light on the pocket book, too!)

It's our tradition to give the kids a birthday donut for breakfast! And, during breakfast, we got a phone call from Grammy (who lives in Alaska) wishing Mikyala a happy birthday!

Ryan happened to have the day off, so we headed to Chuck E Cheese's where it was strangely quiet (that' a good thing!). The kids had a blast having the place {mostly} all to themselves.

For lunch we did the typical "free kids meal" treat and headed over to Red Robin. They sang to her (which she became very shy) and then she and Austin shared her birthday sundae!

After some quiet time/nap time, the kids played Wii with daddy, made {sugar free, fat free} pudding for dessert, and Mikayla got to open one more present from her "brother", which was a tin of princess games. We played together and found out that Mikayla is a pro at playing Memory. After sandwiches for dinner (a request from the birthday girl), we had Jello chocolate pudding for dessert and then called it a long and exhausting night.

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DAY TWO
(April 25, 2010 - The "family" party!)

Because of our move only 3 weeks earlier, I decided to keep things simple this year. And guess what? The kids had just as much fun! *wink* I added a touch of Tinkerbell into the mix as I had some things that I was going to use for her friend party that was going to happen a few days later.

Cupcake Cones with sprinkles!

The food...with a little touch of purple & green decor.
Pizza came later...
4 of 7 cousins (from both sides of the family) came to help celebrate Mikayla's birthday - we ate yummy food, played (and sweated in the sun), helped open presents, posed for pictures, and enjoyed being together.

Then it was on to singing Happy Birthday to the birthday girl and blowing out the candles. We enjoyed cupcakes in a cone, but the *wow* factor wasn't a hit for the kids. They didn't want the cone part!! (note to self for next time: just make regular cupcakes)...but they were cute!

The day ended with Mikayla wearing her *new* Tinkerbell jammies to bed. I couldn't help, but notice that as I tucked her into bed she looked much older to me...well, at least one year older.
My 4-year old girl.


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Yes, there is a DAY THREE (friend party), but that will have to wait until tomorrow...or as soon as I can get to it. Let's just hope it's not 10 weeks from now. Good grief!

2 comments:

vicki said...

Great pictures and memories of her birthday! She is growing up so fast! What a sweetie.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

What fun!!! The years just speed by, don't they?

 
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