Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Little M turns 4

March brought a big celebration for us: Little M turned 4 years old.  It was SO FUN to celebrate her birthday with her!  We had a house FULL of friends and family who came to celebrate M with us.  She was beside herself with joy (and, I think, a little overwhelmed) at all the love and attention shone on her that day! 

We decorated while M was napping.  She woke up and was truly convinced that fairies had been to the house to decorate for her.  She kept saying "Manda, fairies did this.  Fairies did this for ME."

She would only open the gifts with her name on them.  She would find one with her name and be completely surprized!  "Wow!  This one is for ME too, Manda!"

It was really sweet how so many different people stepped in and helped M read her cards

I know, I know....she looks just like Dustin.  :)

She wanted a pink and purple cake. 

For months her Barbies have "went to the movies, the store, and to church" in their bathing suits.  Now they have an appropriate place to go.  Go figure...Barbie WOULD end up on a cruise on my dime before I bought myself one.  :)

M was so excited to share her birthday celebration with Jim.  We had a small surprise cake for him to celebrate his 60th.  M told everyone for at least a week after that night that "Me had a cake and Grandpa Jim had a cake too!"


The kids found the dress up clothes.  I love this picture!

Mom and Jim were able to be here for the party and then spent the night with us.  It was so great to have them here!  Little M LOVES "Grandma Ricki."  I think she is her favorite person in the entire world! 

 In case you were wondering, YES, I DO have pictures where M is actually looking at me.  I just can't post them here.  Sorry...you only get to see the "bad" pictures.  :( 

We had a great time celebrating!  Thank you to ALL who came to make it a special night for our little one.  Little M, I pray your 4th year of life is FULL of great things!  We love you!