On July 3rd our sweet Grace turned four! I cannot believe that my tiny dark-haired newborn is now a full-fledged kid. No traces of baby anymore. Well, except for the blankie and finger sucking :) We had a day-o-fun on her actual birthday followed by a Disney Frozen Party a few days later. So much fun!
On the 3rd, we woke up and had chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. She was so excited about them, but one bite in and she wanted plain. What kid turns down a sugar fueled breakfast for plain?! Mine apparently :)
I think this was the bite that prompted her to ask for a plain pancake! Lol I brought up a plate that I made in Kindergarten and she was thrilled that I “made it for her” so I didn’t have the heart to tell her I had no idea my future four year old daughter would ultimately inherit the plate when I made it back in 1985. Ha! Next we opened her much anticipated birthday gift…a musical magic Elsa doll!
My mom had already gotten her the musical magic Anna doll, so the pair was complete and Grace was happier than a pig in mud!
After breakfast Grace and Avery played and then Andy and Grace went for a long bike ride. They wanted to see the horses at the local country club, but alas the horses must have been napping. Grace had fun spending alone time with Daddy though. Surprisingly the weather was very cool on the 3rd. It felt more like September than July, so our plans to visit the splash pad had to be changed. Grace requested a trip to the mall, so after lunch and nap time we packed up and headed to Somerset Mall. A stop at the candy store was in order and Grace picked yogurt covered animal crackers, runts and mini mint nonpareils. Andy and I couldn’t resist a small bag of sour patch kids :)
We browsed the Disney Store and made it out unscathed! Just a couple pics in the castle :)
Although not a part of the original plan, we ended up at Build-A-Bear and Grace was thrilled to choose a soft brown puppy that she named “Fluffy”. Thanks to a coupon it only set us back about $7 which I’d say is a miracle!
Avery noshed on goldfish crackers while waiting for Grace to finish making and bathing her puppy.
We ate dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and had TCBY frozen yogurt for dessert. I barely kept my eyes open after the day-o-fun! We snapped this pic of Grace with her first ever Build-A-Bear and her newest one :)
Along with the Anna doll, my mom gifted Grace a set of Jamberry nail wraps and we applied them the day after her birthday. The gingham and watermelons are so fun!
We had a nice Fourth of July weekend that ended with a little Frozen party for Grace and her girlfriends. We kept it simple as a snack and cake party after lunch and before dinner which I highly recommend! The little girls had fun running around and the moms had fun chatting.
The snacks were a hit! Particularly the candy and marshmallows :)
Grace’s older cousin got creative and made her own little snowman from the snacks! My pretty friend Karen got in on the fun too :)
The three of us were childhood friends and it’s positively surreal to have daughters of our own who play together! Such wonderful friends are a true blessing.
Everyone was so generous and Grace received some really fun presents!
Avery enjoyed looting the Kristoff Ice Cubes (aka monterey jack cheese cubes) after the party settled down!
My friend Ashleigh made the most incredible Frozen birthday cake!! It was blue inside too and was as delicious as it was pretty. Thanks so much Ashleigh!!
Grace had a wonderful time and was all smiles until she started melting down from sugar and exhaustion :)
We enjoyed celebrating our little princess and my gears are already turning for how to make Avery’s 2nd birthday just as special!