Monday, November 1, 2010

Birthday Recap

I still can't believe my little girl is four!  I keep calling her 3, partly because I'm just not used to it and partly because I don't want her to grow up.  But man, if that girl catches me saying three she sure speaks up..."I am FOUR now Mommy, FOUR!!"  I promise I'll get it right sometime in the next 6 months. :)

Last weekend we had her birthday party, which turned out great!  She woke up so happy and talked about it all day.  I love this age and how excited she is about everything.  Here are a few pictures from the party...

My grandma made this quilt for her and she loves it so much!  She drags it around the house wherever she goes and tells everyone, "My Nana made this for me!" 

My mom made cake balls and cupcakes and this cake for Alexa, SO yummy!

Last Tuesday was her actual birthday and of course she woke up to (my favorite birthday tradition) a room full of balloons.  Her and Braden have spent hours this past week playing in those things.  I told her today that it was time to get rid of them because I was sick of tripping over them all over the house, but then she gave me a sad face...maybe a couple more days. :)

I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday and she insisted that we got to the beach.  I wish!  However it was about 40 degrees and rainy so it wasn't going to happen.  So instead she decided to just wear a swimsuit around the house all day.

That night we had leftover cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday 4 times, per her request. :)


Mama M. said...

Oh my word, Laura...I think you are, for real, the best mom ever!!

And, now...thank you...I have a new tradition that I MUST start with my kids!! The room full of balloons is an AWESOME idea!

Um...will you be my mom?

Julie said...

She is growing up so fast. I love all the pink. And that quilt will be a treasure!!

Kate said...

Love this post! Lots of great pictures for a very, very special girl :-)

Unknown said...

I love that last picture....what a cute sassy little pose. I love it!

Miss you guys! Can't wait to see you next week!

Love to you all!


Tyler said...

What a great day!! Looks like she had a blast :) She is honestly the cutest thing ever. She just seems to have such enthusiasm and love for life you can just feel it in the pics. Love her!

TheFitHousewife said...

Love the room full of balloons idea! My kids would love that!

What a wonderful party. She is just soooo adorable! Don't you just wish they could stay little forever?!

Helga said...

Alexa is so cute!!! I too love the room full of balloons idea....who doesn't?? But...who has to blow up all those balloons???

rachel said...

she is so gorgeous.

Together We Save said...

Oh she is such a cutie!! I love all those balloons!

CM said...

Oh, look out, she's got her little diva attitude on! Way cute!

What a great B-day tradition! You're such a good mom.

Mrs. B. said...

Love the pictures! Gah, she is adorable.

Also? You are, hands down, the best mama on the planet.

I did the room-full-of-balloons for my babes on their b-day and OH MY GOODNESS, they were in heaven. (Nevermind that I totally popped them all after a few days because I was tired of stepping on them and getting all startled by the popping) But while I lasted, they were SO FUN!

Anyway, miss you lots!

Sarah said...

OMG That last picture just hit me like a ton of bricks...she is getting so big. She looks way too grown up!! :)

My girls turn 4 in July...I refuse to accept it. haha