Saturday, March 8, 2008

Dino-mite!

Abby had her first real birthday party today. We have been planning it for months and the day finally arrived... and the weather wasn't all that bad even. I think I forgot that when this age of kids get together, it's just going to be chaos. We had a lot of fun activities planned and I imagined this neat and orderly combination of events... yea right. I think the kids all had a good time despite (or maybe because of) the craziness. We ate a nice lunch first of Dino chicken nuggets, dinosaur fruit snacks, crackers, strawberries and veggies (can you guess what we have left over?). We then went outside for a dinosaur egg hunt. After the eggs were found and hatched, the kids were able to excavate their own dinosaur skeleton in a box of sand with paintbrushes. We then came inside and WASHED HANDS! Then, it was time for volcano cake and vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce (you know, like a volcano?). Opening gifts came next. One more game followed (pin the pteradon on the scene) then the favors were given out and then I sat down and just... well, sat for a while. I have a new respect for preschool teachers. It wasn't no "party at the Pink Taco" like Brooklyn Beckham but I totally could not have even gotten anything done at all if Hannah (our Heidi Klum) and Jeri (our Eva Longoria) hadn't helped... seriously. Paul did a great job of being photographer and Abby had such a great time. We are all so lucky to have such amazing and wonderful friends and such a fun little girl. So, after prolonging her birthday celebrations about as long as she possibly could, it's finally over and we are now the proud parents of a lovely little 4 year old girl. I wonder if my mom was thinking the same thing at my 4th Birthday Party. It is the very first one I remember... of course it was perfect in my mind... hope Abby remembers hers the same way!

8 comments:

Hannah said...

It was a very fun party, Bethany! Your cake was so adorable!

You were such a cute little girl! I can't believe how much you look like Abby!

Jenny said...

Thank you so much for throwing such a wonderful birthday party! My kids keep talking about 'the dinosaur birthday party for Abby tomorrow'

Stephanie said...

Cute pictures. It looks dino-riffic!

Sarah said...

looks like fun! Happy birthday Abby!

Kiersten said...

Your little girl sounds so cool! I love that she had a dinosaur birthday! It sounds like fun.

lani said...

What a great party! I loved seeing the pics of you at your 4th b-day, too. Abby is your little twin!

jeri said...

I get to be Eva Longoria? Score! That was such a fun birthday party, Darcy talked about it for a week. Now she says "at my birthday party, we are going to learn all about mermaids!"

Solomon Family said...

Looks like a great party! Cool that it was Dinosaurs instead of Princesses... You'll have to let me know if the excitement lasts on the 4yr old. Sarah seems to be a different child! Independence everything. contrary girl of note!
Sorry we were away and didn't send a message.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBY!!!!!
Love,
Sarah & Tish