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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY PRINCESS CAITLYN! - the actual birthday day

Where have the past 4 years gone? I cannot tell you. They have flown by so quickly but we have treasured every single day! Caitlyn is truly a blessing to us and we are so proud of her and her accomplishments.

As you all know, Caty turned 4 last week, on March 19th. Scott took the day off of work so he was able to get lots of Caty time in. We dropped her off at preschool, came home for awhile, then headed back in time for sharing and snack. Caty was the "special helper" for the day, seeing as it was her birthday. When it's your special day, you get to bring something to share and snack. We tried to convince her to share daddy, but she wasn't going for that. She brought her Princess camera instead. On Wednesday she and I made the cupcakes for snack and boy were they yummy! We had a great time hanging out in her classroom for a little while.

Sharing her Princess camera
Reading a card she got from the teachers
Cupcake time!Enjoying cupcakes with the classOur 4 year old!
Singing and Dancing to "If You're Happy and You Know It."Singing more songs
Caty and her class
From school, we headed over to Applebee's, as that is where Caty wanted to have her birthday lunch. She's always been a big fan, not exactly sure what started the fascination, but she's got one for Applebee's. We had a great lunch, then headed over to Toys R Us for her birthday balloon and to pick out something for her birthday. I was planning on hitting Toys R Us on Tuesday, but I was experiencing more car problems and never made it. You'll understand my car problems if you've seen my status updates on Facebook. Back to the Birthday Girl though...

From here we headed to Baskin Robbins for her free scoop of ice cream. We enjoyed our scoops and headed home - it was after 2:00 and we'd been out for quite awhile. Here's what happened on the way home.

Later that day a few presents arrived, so she was super excited about opening them. A box from Tutu (Scott's mom - Tutu is grandma in hawaiian) arrived as well as a present from Uncle Todd and Auntie Erin (my brother and sister-in-law).

Opening some presents
A Princess bucket
The best present we could have ever asked for
A Snow White doll from Uncle Todd and Auntie Erin

15 comments:

Tonya said...

Such a great day!!! I am glad I have gotten the chance to follow Caty through her year and look forward to many more birthdays!!

HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY CATY!!! Bigs hugs from Knoah and I!

Melissa Swartley said...

What a fantastic day!!!! She is super cute in all her photos! They sure do grow up fast don't they?! Happy 4th Birthday Princess Caty!!!

Emily said...

Happy birthday Princess Caty! What great pictures and such a fun day for the birthday girl!

Destini said...

What an awesome birthday! Caty must have felt like a true birthday princess! What a cutie in that green dress! Love the picture of her in the box!

erica said...

I'm glad you had such a fun day Caty. Your mom is super great and has more energy than I can imagine. I'm exhausted just reading the post!! You are truly an adorable princess!

Danielle said...

It sounds like you guys had a perfect birthday celebration for Caty! Great pictures, she is so cute!

Alex said...

Happy Birthday sweet Caty!!!
It's so funny, Sam loves Applebees too, she calls it the Red apple restaurant!
Kids!! lol...

sharon said...

Caty is so pretty and looks such a princess. I think Fern has the same princess camera!

mejane said...

Happy B-Day Caty!!!
I've been discoonected with blogging too. Just catching up now. Are you guys going to the spring regional?
Glad to hear that things are going well with all of you (including the little miss in your belly)
Jane

The Wymer Clan said...

What a busy birthday! You make me feel like a total slacker now! :o) Love all the pics, she is one cute 4 year-old!

Katie said...

What a wonderfuly, fabulous 4th birthday! You guys packed in so much fun. I love her passed out in her carseat. Proof that it was a great day! Happy Birthday sweet Caty!

Leong Family's said...

Happy 4th Birthday Princess Caty!! Great picture and a great day for her.

Kasia and Amelia said...

Happy Birthday little princess Kaitlyn from Amelia and her mom Kasia! You are such a cutie pie! and what a smile!! We are sooo happy to be your friends!

Sarah said...

Love the pictures. I love the one of her sleeping in the car, it says it all :) So glad she had such a nice and special day!!

Kim said...

I cannot believe she is four either. She is always so happy in pictures with her class. She must absolutely love school. She is everything girl that is for sure. All princesses and lace. What an amazing birthday she had! She is as cute as a button and that smile truly melts my heart!

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