Saturday morning Sarah bounced out of bed wearing her favorite princess pjs and made her way down to the kitchen to see some of her birthday goodies waiting for her. As soon as she walked down the steps, the phone started to ring with lots of Happy Birthday Wishes. Here she was talking to Grandma and telling her all about "princess" things on the table.
She decided to set up a tea party and wanted to invite they D!sney Princesses, so she used her Ariel cell phone to contact them direcly with this special invitation!
Unfortunately, The D!sney Princesses had other obligations, but her new "Princess Sarah Bear" came all the way from Vermont(Thanks to Aunt Marla) to atttend this celebration. You can see half of her there in the photo. I should have taken a better picture of her. She is adorable and the name "Sarah" is monogrammed in the lower corner of her pink princess dress.
Apparently Princess Bears are a little messy and destructive when attending tea parties, so this OCD Mommy had to take over and reorganize the messy table settings.
It was a fun filled morning for the bday girl! Later that day I wanted to take advantage of the warmish weather and the fact that I had all three kids, so I
attempted the Christmas Card photoshoot. UGH!!!
All I can say is that it was not good. I was bound and detemined to get a shot with all three of them together. After coming home defeated, I reluctantly downloaded the photos. I did manage to find something that will work. It is not exactly what I wanted, but I figured I better just go with it instead of torturing them (and me) again!
I also wanted to get a few shots of Sarah by herself to mark her 4th bday since I don't do the annual photo studio visits anymore.
This was not only my favorite shot of her, I think it was probably my favorite picture of the afternoon. There is something so innocent about her look, but at the same time you can tell she is growing up and looking more mature. I keep saying this, but how can she be four already?
While we were done trying to get "The photo", I promised Sarah we would go to her favorite bookstore and let her pick out something special. Of course, she picked a book with princess paper dolls in it:)
Later that night my parents came over for a small celebration dinner and cake in honor of Sarah's big day.
Because of all the changes Sarah is dealing with, we decided to do separate birthday celebrations this year even though the girls' bdays are just days apart. We felt Sarah needed her own special day, so that is what we did and worked out perfectly.
She loved her cake and all of her gifts. Just about every gift had the princess theme, but the thing she LOVES the most(as does Reagan, and Nick, but he will never admit it)is the GIGANTIC pop up princess tent that is now in the middle of our family room. Thanks Mom and Dad!! The good news(for me)is that it can be folded up easily and tucked away when not in use.
Little Reagan's first birthday was yesterday, but we are not offically celebrating until Thanksgiving. We are hosting this year, so we figured it was the perfect time. With all that we are eating Thursday, why not add birthday cake to the menu!!
More photos to come. There are so many things happening and lots of cute pictures backing up on my computer. I just can't keep up these days. Not enough hours in the day.
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
We will be giving thanks for the many blessings our family has received this year.
~Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours~