Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Party for my Almost 4 Year Old!

I love babies. I am a baby kind of girl. And I'm coming to the realization that my oldest daughter is definitely no longer a baby, not really a toddler anymore and turning into a true kid! Don't get me wrong I'm excited to see her grow, and all the funny stages, but it almost makes me slightly sad to see her getting so big. Her birthday is May 15th and we are having her party today with all her little friends (it's great - many of our friends have kids her age). Besides dealing with my baby turning 4, I'm also letting go of my control freak party mama ways this year. I usually do a party at the house for her and I have to admit, I end up getting into all the little details that she could care less about and by the day of the party I'm stressed making sure everyone else has a great time. You can see pics of last year's shaker here. This year I decided to do it at a different location, an art studio, and really make it about her and having fun (instead of me kinda turning into one of those 'Party Moms' you see on reality TV). I have to admit, I'm feeling a little uneasy with this loss of control and guilty that I'm not running around like a chicken with my head cut off preparing, but it also feels kinda nice! Anyway, here are a few shots of birthday pasts. Have a great weekend. Enjoy...

This was the best! On her actual 1st birthday my hubby and I bought separate presents for her that we didn't know about and had a picnic outside just the 3 of us. Love.

We had family and friends to celebrate our babe turning 1. She was a little overwhelmed.

With mom and dad at her party. Yes, that's a bouncy castle in the back - perfect for kids!

Birthday #2. Loved this one. Beautiful sunny day, had a family party and she loved every moment.

Not sure why we put so many candles in the cake when she's only 2??

Decorating cupcakes

Last year's Garden Party. Loved this theme (minus the pouring rain!)

Had a bit of problems with the cake, but a plastic Princess Belle came to the rescue.

Always have to have a piƱata to end the party with a bang!

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about missing the baby phase! My littlest one just turned 5... eeek! I'd love to have another baby, but now the gap would just be too big.