"Being a family means you are part of something wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what." ~Author Unknown

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Birthday Butterfly

We celebrated Sof’s 4th birthday on Saturday.  4 years old.  I can’t believe it.  19 months home with us, and 2 birthday celebrations under her belt.  It’s surreal really.  Sometimes I look at her and think what a miracle it is how she fits in our family. 


She is a little butterfly that has spread her wings over the last year.  She is funny, confident, and social now.  She is smart too.  She can reason with you and answer open ended questions.  I’m so proud of my girl. 

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She has been talking about her birthday for 2 months now.  She learned real quick last year that birthdays are fun.  If you haven’t noticed, she happens to like having the spotlight on her! 


When I picked a date for her party(which was just a small get together with family) I realized our church was having Trunk or Treat that day.  I figured that was a perfect activity to kick start her celebration.

11  I laid out her clothes that morning.  She had a slight meltdown when she saw them.  She said, “I three, where’s my three dress?”  I want you to be 3 too baby!

1 She saw some owl plates and napkins in a magazine, and she decided that’s what she wanted.  I was more than happy to oblige as I think owls are particularly cute and the color scheme matched her b-day outfit!

8    When she saw her cake she said, “It doesn’t have cherries on it”.  Huh?  I wasn’t aware she wanted cherries on it.  Not sure where that came from!



The kids got ready, Lexi and Sof in their costumes, and we waited anxiously for the cousins to show up.


Once they showed up we headed out for Trunk or Treat.  It was a little chilly, but the rain held off until just when we got home.






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Adrienne went through the haunted camper twice with each of the littles!



There was a makeshift hayride.  A tractor pulling a trailer with hay bales.


Part way through the ride Lexi’s hat flew off.  My sister the super hero saved it…


Able to leap off hay rides, rescue hats, AND not spill her coffee!

We headed back to the house for part 2 of Sofie’s big day, commenced with the unveiling of aforementioned birthday outfit.

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It was very hard to get any pictures with the temptation of the presents next to her.  Once we got a couple pics she checked out all her loot.  Natalie was very interested too, but Sof quickly told her it was not her birthday!


Check out the size difference on these two.  Natalie is now the size Sof was when we brought her home.  She’s grown that much in just 19 months.  Unbelievable!


She ended up so happy with all her gifts.  She got a pair of silver sparkle Toms which she loves, but she also liked all her toys too! 

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Blowing out the candles on her cake was definitely the highlight of her night.  She loves everyone singing to her. 


I knelt down next to her and she turned and put her arm around me and kissed me.  For a moment it was just us, celebrating her life.  Mama and baby.




Happy Birthday sweet girl!  I love you so much!

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