Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Elisabeth!

Some oldies:
Elisabeth is 4 today! Here is a cute short story from this morning. As soon as Elisabeth woke up she opened her presents, put on one of her new dresses for church, was handling a ribbon on it and looked up to me and said, "I'm 4 now so can I tie this in a bow?" Apparently the moment you are four you automatically know how to do several things that you didn't know how to do when you were three :). I'm sure she got some of this idea from Scott and myself because we'll say things like, "When you turn 4 you'll be able to tie your own shoes," or, "you can wipe yourself after going poop when you're 4"etc.

Elisabeth with her gifts:
Elisabeth modeling her new dress from Granny and her new tiara:After church Elisabeth changed from her dress and into her new ballerina outfit from Grandma:
Yesterday morning Scott took the kids out for awhile so that I could work on Elisabeth's cake, and then in the afternoon the kids took naps while I finished it up and Scott put up some decorations for Elisabeth's party. When Elisabeth came upstairs from her quiet time and saw the princess castle cake completed her expression was priceless(more pictures of cake on previous post). I caught a glimpse of it on camera:We celebrated Elisabeth's birthday(minus the presents, we waited to do those today on her actual birthday with only our immediate family)in our backyard yesterday from 3-5pm. Our friends and neighbors let us borrow their inflatable slip and slide and wading pools, and a canopy for some extra shade. We set those up and Elisabeth invited over her sunbeam class and a couple other close friends and we had a little party. All the kids had an enjoyable time eating, splashing around and sun bathing. By the end of the party the wading pools were not only filled with water but also with dirt, grass, bugs, soggy cheetos and cake, yum!Happy Birthday Elisabeth, you are such a sweet heart! We love you and are so happy that you are a part of our family.

7 comments:

MarieC said...

Wow, happy birthday to Elisabeth--she looks so grown up in the ballerina costume. Her cake is AMAZING--WOW!

ABW said...

looks like fun. happy birthday elisabeth! the cake looks incredible!

April said...

Awesome. This is pretty much a dream cake. Fun party too.

rachael said...

The cake was so cool , you did a wonderful job on it. The party was a blast. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELISABETH.

berrymom said...

It looks like you created such a fun time for Elisabeth. Her cake is INCREDIBLE!!!! Good job!

The Horne's said...

That cake is INCREDIBLE!!!

Mary said...

That cake... um... I am embarrassed at what my kids' birthday cakes look like! I can't believe Elisabeth is four. I remember when she was just born. She is a beauty!