Monday, October 4, 2010

Another birthday

Amazing to think that Hattie is already three! She is growing up quickly - vocabulary increasing daily, fewer tantrums, okay missing naps, and saying the funniest things. She had a marvelous birthday. We celebrated a day early, on Saturday the 25th, since that was when we scheduled the birthday party. Yeah, sometimes I still can't believe I threw a birthday party for a 3 year old. But when you are far from family, and your friends become your family, it seemed the perfect thing to do. Plus, her friend Juliet's birthday was just a few days later, so we combined parties to make things easier.
We opened family present first thing in the's becoming a family tradition.
We are getting ready to potty train so she was trilled with princess underwear.
Yup this girl is spoiled. She did need the shoes and Paul has insisted that our girls will play soccer as well as a boy, so he is starting his indoctrination. Hattie loves it cuz it's pink.

Later that day came the party:
The kids decorated cupcakes, played musical chairs, and unwrapped a box inside a box inside a box inside a box inside a...but of course I didn't remember to take pictures...too many kiddos running around.
And I got this awesome cake mold that makes a giant cupcake. It was lots of fun to make...kind of make me want to get into cake decorating...but not enough.
Juliet and Hattie were actually excited to blow out the candle. The picture is deceiving. Now Hattie proudly tells everyone that she is three...She's still working on holding up three fingers, but we'll get there.


Lisa Easton said...

Happy Birthday cutie Hattie!

kmb said...

She is so cute!!! And I can't believe she is 3!

Cox Family said...

I'm sorry we missed the party, it looked like fun! Happy birthday, Hattie!

Shannon said...

She's 3?! I feel like it was just the other day that I drove down to visit you all in Spanish Fork... I know you are a wonderful mother Melanie.

Love you!

Iverson Family said...

The party was so fab! Cute party, cute girls, and cute cupcakes! Thanks for inviting Brooklyn. She loved it! And it was so fun seeing you on Saturday! We need to get the girls together soon!