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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Birthday Party Pictures

Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes! I still can't believe she's 4! :)

Here are some pictures from our two-day celebration! On Saturday we had the joint birthday party with Katelyn (who turns 2 on July 21st). Katelyn's grandmother was in town and volunteered to make the cake. Jennifer and I said, "go right ahead!" She took the butterfly cake idea and expounded on it and created her own. I think it came out great! The antennas were two thin tubes (cut from lollipops) with a grape stuck on each end. I'm so glad she made this as it was one less thing for us to worry about!



The cake was a double-decker cake and I wasn't sure if Kayla could reach to blow out her candle so I'm trying to lift her up a little, she managed to blow it out just fine!


"look ma, no hands!" Why she decided to reach down and take a bite instead of picking it up I'll never know!


The two birthday girls getting ready to open their presents.


I'll spare you and just post one picture of the present-opening, because really, they're almost all the same!


Since her actual birthday was on Sunday we did a small celebration with her at home. I didn't bring any of our gifts to the party on Sat, instead saving them for her to open on Sun.

She made almost this same facial expression for each gift she opened (and did this at the party too.) It was "oooooh!" she was so excited for whatever she pulled out of the bag! The hat she brought home at the end of the school year and could finally wear it!


The big hit was this set of Disney Princess dress-up costumes. (Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Belle.) She has been really into Cinderella lately, wanting to watch it every day! So I thought she might have fun with the dress-up set. She's pointing to Cinderella and saying "arella!" and I guess I caught her on the 'ah' part!


She had to try Cinderella on right away; and she wore this almost all day yesterday and we had to convince her to take it off for dinner!


and then trying on Snow White. She's telling me, "ust (just) one more, mommy, one more" (one more picture that is!)


And then having some leftover cake, which we had to sing Happy Birthday again!


She loves to sing the happy birthday song - even when it's for her! On Sat I would ask her how old she was and she would say "3" then I would respond, "nooooo" and she would say, "four!" It only took a few times of me saying "noooo" and then she would catch herself as she started saying 3 and change it to 4. Now she answers that question "4!" like it's old news!

I have no idea why this video is so large...I just copied the code like I've done when I posted videos before. I wonder if it's because of the new blogger template?

48 comments:

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

What an awesome video!! So sweet how she says 4. I am really enjoying Eve being 4, it's a great stage. The cake was beautiful, and score that you didn't have to worry about making it! That's the way to go :) Glad the parties were fun, the pictures were great! I know that you will enjoy all that comes along with having a 4 year old girl. It's a beautiful time!

-Andrea

AZ Chapmen said...

Looks like she had a magical birthday party

Nisa said...

I have to wait till I go home to see the video, but I love!!! the pictures! The one her biting the cupcake is hilarious! I have pics of Rhi and Nate like that too. I have got to go visit you sometime soon! love you!

K.T. and her family of crafters. said...

The video with her singing happy birthday is ADORABLE,cant help but have a giddy little giggle.....so sweet.

Once Upon a Dream... said...

What an adorable birthday video!! I love the pics too, especially the one where she's taking a bite out of the cupcake without any hands. It's precious! Pretty cake!
Kayla looks adorable in her Princess outfits. I'm sure she will be having tons of fun playing dress up!

Once Upon a Dream... said...

oh, i didn' t know blogger was new? did i miss something?

Jessica said...

Great pictures! That video is too cute!!!

Mike said...

Love the birthday song and the one-more-picture photo. My 2-year old eats cupcakes the way Kayla does, too.

"Why is he eating that way?" I asked my 4-year old.

"So he could have a beard like you," he said.


Mike
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T*mmy said...

It looks like she had so much fun! The cake is Huge and yummy looking!
:)

Me said...

Adorable pictures! Looks and sounds like she had a great time.

As for the video, One True Media now offers 3 sizes of videos to post. Somewhere along the line it asks you what size, and I think it's medium that fits well in Blogger. It auto defaults to large. I think you'll find the option somewhere after you click on the button to get the codes to share.

Hope that helps.

Omaha Mama said...

Awwww, so cute! I'm trying to get ready for Brenna's party on Saturday. A family BBQ, just like last year. It's funny, her one request for a party was to have cousins over to play. Okay then. Maybe next year we'll try a destination party (zoo?) but it's always so stinkin' hot! Love the pics, thanks for sharing. These girls are growing up fast!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, Kayla! Looks like a very fun birthday party! Love the cake!

Christina said...

Looks like a fun party, I love the video, she looks like she has you guys wrapped around her little pinky finger when singing to her ;-)

~Melissa~ said...

How cute! It looks like she had the perfect birthday!

PEA said...

Heyyyy, she's not supposed to have her birthday while I'm away on vacation!!! lol Happy Happy Happy Birthday to the sweetest little girl I know:-) I so enjoyed seeing all the pictures and the video...all so precious. Sounds and looks like she had a great time at both parties:-) xox

jotcr2 said...

great pics. happy birthday kayla

Amy said...

Great singing and I love the way she puts up 4 fingers and says "four." It looks like she had a fabulous party! The butterfly cake was a really cute. Happy Birthday, big girl!

Karen said...

These are awesome pics! I love them. Yes, those Disney Princess dress ups are such a hit, and soooo cute. That cake looked yummy.

Barb said...

The cake is adorable, Michelle. I love the way it's divided into the two girls' birthdays. So cute.

All these photos are cute. You can see how much fun she's having. Love, love her cute costumes.

Tracey said...

That was a cute video. Love how she said "fourrr". Very big girl stuff, you know. Hope you're still feeling well!

Me said...

Thanks for sharing the pics and video, they were great!! The cake looked so good!!:) It looks like she the best time! :)

Trace

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Happy Birthday Kayla! What sweet pictures!! She's such a doll. I love the Princess costumes.

Carrie! :o) said...

What a cute birthday cake! Loved how Kayla was face first in her cupcake, LOL! Glad she had such a nice birthday!

chelle said...

Thanks for sharing Kayla's 4th birthday with us!

Misslionheart said...

I loved seeing Kayla on her birthday! Birthday greetings from Ireland x

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Just precious and looks like lots of fun. What a great cake!

Now with her princess outfits have to bring Kayla down her to Disney. I am sure Aviva would love to take her to all the parks and go on the rides with her.

JennaG said...

I love the butterfly cake--too cute. The video was adorable as well.

Much More Than A Mom said...

That looks like so much fun!

Jeff and Michelle said...

Happy Belated birthday to sweet Kayla! Wishing her a wonderful year!

Beth said...

What a sweet and beautiful girl you have! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAYLA!

Love the pictures and this post!

Kacey Bode said...

That is by far the most beautiful Cinderella I have ever seen!! Looks like she had so much fun!

Beck said...

What a terrific birthday party and what a fun birthday girl!

amy said...

Your Kayla is a sweetheart!

BStrong said...

Wonderful pictures and great looking cake. Should I be Snow White or Cinderella...hmmmmm; I can be both, Snowella:)

We encourage eating cupcakes without hands in our home. Makes for an interesting time.

Sara said...

oh she just makes my day!! Looks like she had a great birthday!!!

annie said...

I LOVED the video! So cute.
You did a great job on the butterfly cake. I'm still planning that for Izzy's birthday later this month.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KAYLA!!!

Renee's Ramblings said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! Looks like a wonderful birthday for Kayla and she is such a doll. Glad you all had a great time.

Shannon said...

Gabi has those same dress up outfits, but after much use they are more like rags now. I love how Kayla sang Happy Birthday to herself, and she knew how old she was. I am impressed. Gabi was asked today how old she is and she said 5. She's 7 and will be 8 in November! Well, at least she said 5. She used to say 4 for the longest. I really love watching Kayla grow up!

Sue said...

What a great cake and now nice that you didn't have to make it. She looks so cute opening her gifts. My girls have the Cinderella and Snow White costumes. They love them!

Glad her party went well! It's so amazing to watch them grow up.

Miranda said...

Sweet pictures!! I loved hearing her sing "Happy Birthday" I'll have to show Shaylee the video, she will love it!

Killlashandra said...

That is an awesome birthday cake! My step daughter and I tried to make a horse head shaped cake for father's day this past year and when the ears didn't work out quite right she just got carried away with the decorating. The tongue hanging out of his mouth was a stitch.

I'm glad she had such a good time. She looks adorable in her outfits. : )

Alycia said...

What a fun birthday party!!! I love your cake too ~ it's perfect!!! We are having a small party for Hannah with her friends this weekend and her theme is butterflys also!

Great pictures and blessings to you all!

Anonymous said...

that cake looks really good! She did a wonderful job on it. I just love the pictures of Kayla. I think she looks so pretty in her dress up clothes!I bet it was so cute to watch her try them on. I think it is so adorable that she didn't want to take it off. I just loved the video.!!She really is growing up!She was so cute singing her birthday song!!
Love ya &miss ya,
mimi

Tarrah said...

It looked like Kayla had a wonderful birthday! I loved the video, she is just too cute!

LeslieAnn said...

Precious pictures! Happy birthday, sweet girl!

Trixie said...

I've been away, but Happy Birthday, Kayla!!!!

Conny said...

OMG - she's just the cutest girl ever! What a neat little birthday movie - I so much enjoyed it! And this CAKE is insane! You did an amazing job!!!

jennifergg said...

She's so beautiful! Happy Birthday! 4 is a terrific age to be!!!! (four exclamation points, of course...)