Warning: this is probably the longest blog post ever :)
This year we celebrated Hannah's 4th birthday 3 times. Spoiled lil' girl right? We actual didn't plan on having any birthday party this year for both of the kiddos. We asked them if they would be ok with "no party" and do a trip to Great Wolf Lodge again since they've been asking to go back. And they both said yes to that idea.
A week before her birthday we went camping at Lake Whitney. My parents were there too and since they knew they wouldn't be in town for her actual birthday they brought cake and some presents. Hannah was completely surprised...it was so cute. When she first saw the cake she said, "oooh there's a cake, who is it for?" and when we all said it was for her, she squealed with excitement!
So on her actual birthday (last Saturday) since we didn't plan a party, we thought it would be fun to just spend a day with the family and do anything Hannah wished to do. So first we did lunch...and Hannah said she wanted to eat at Sweet Tomatoes so that's where we went. Afterwards we went to Toys R Us to let her pick out her own present. We told her she could pick out anything she wanted....I realize now how crazy that sounds lol but i kinda had a feeling of what she was going to picked so I went along with the idea. I mean how fun does that sound to a kid right...."pick anything you want" hahahha....I will probably regret this when Christopher's birthday comes around because he will probably choose some expensive game console or something :/ Ok so anyway...we walked around and around and around the store...she was looking and touching everything and playing with everything. She picked a toy that costs $14.99 *whew* So I told her to pick another item....actually i pretty much forced her to pick something else because she thought I wanted her to pick a different item and not get the pony lol.
I'll share her 3rd celebration after some pics....to give you a break from my ramblings :)
Walking around and around and around looking for the perfect toy...a rapunzel toy maybe???
perhaps a new kitchen set or a barbie???? nah...
"Look it's Mickey!" but no thanks.....
A new baby doll??? nope!
"Princess Celestia!!!! Yes I got it" - Hannah's exact words :)
Thanks to the lil' girl behind Hannah, or should i say her mom...the lil' girl had them in her hands until her mother told her to put it down since she had too many pony toys already. This was the last princess celestia on the shelf!
After much explaining that choosing another one...but it means you get the pony too....she went with a Rapunzel dress up costume :)
"I want to pay!"
So...as you can see after Toys R Us we went for dessert. The plan was to go to Coldstone, buy a small ice cream cake, light a candle, and sing "happy birthday"..... but that's not what happened. As soon as we were about to get the cake, Hannah kept asking for her friends. "Where's my friends?" "I can't have cake and sing happy birthday without my friends." "I thought my friends are going to surprise me?" "Who's going to sing with me?" "where's my party?" "can we go to my surprise party now?"
I have no idea where she got the idea that someone one was throwing her a birthday party. Apparently she thought we were driving her around everywhere to give her friends enough time to set up a surprise party :/ So instead of getting a cake at Coldstone we decided to just get them some ice cream. Afterwards, we asked her what else she wanted to do...and she said "I just want to go home." She was pretty quiet the whole ride home..and that's not normal for Hannah lol.
When we got home she was pretty disappointed to find that there was no party or no friends to surprise her. The look on her face was pretty sad...but something helped to cheer her up. And that was to find 2 birthday cards in the mail. One from her grandma and the other from her Auntie Theresa.
When she saw the hello kitty card...she said, "I can't believe my eyes!" kids are so funny :)
The very next day...Hugo and I talked about what happened. We both felt really bad and decided to plan a small lunch get-together with a couple of friends and have cake. So today she got her party!!! Thank you for coming friends and for the awesome presents!!! And a big thank you for Papa, he prepared the meal...bbq brisket, ribs, sausage. They were delicious!
happy birthday Hannah from glenda on Vimeo.
I had planned on taking plenty of photos during the party...but failed..because i was too busy enjoying myself. It was a beautiful day...all the kids played so well together....dads were in the living room watching the cowboys game...moms in the backyard relaxing and chattin' :)
Here's some "before the party" shots of Hannah.
Hannah's after party LOL....good thing everyone was gone haha
Hannah, you're crazy but I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!
THE END.....finally :)
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