Sunday, January 23, 2011

Isabelle's 3rd birthday

This is a much overdue post, but one I couldn't ignore. In November Isabelle turned 3! Her birthday celebration lasted almost a week. Isabelle has become very excited about birthdays. "Birthday season" usually starts in August when I have my birthday, as well as my dad and Charles' mom, then Charles is a few days after me, and with our large family, it is one after the other. So by the time we hit Isabelle's birthday, she is VERY ready to celebrate.

We started her birthday morning off with her new present... a bike. She was so excited! She had been asking for a bike for a while. She had a hard time at first pushing the pedals and steering, but with practice she is getting better. Isabelle is also big on puzzles, so she got puzzles galore for her birthday. They keep her busy and it's a good alternative to watching tv all the time. I'm amazed at how good she is at doing puzzles. She loves to have races with people, and she usually wins.

Isabelle's birthday wouldn't be complete without going to her favorite place, Disney. After playing on her new bike for a little bit we took off for the Magic Kingdom. Isabelle had a ball dancing with Donald and Mickey at the street party.

Charles was Isabelle's hero and went and waited in line for us to see Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen. Isabelle was thrilled to finally meet them.

The Teacups are always a hit.

A couple days after her birthday we had a birthday party at the park with her friends. Isabelle wanted to do a Tinkerbell birthday party again, just like the year before. Lucky for me I still had all the decorations. While last year I felt adventurous and made a Tinkerbell cake with the help of a friend, this time I decided to go the easy way out and buy a Tinkerbell cake.

Anya sure loved the cake!

Addison and Anya were little troopers during the birthday party.

Isabelle loved every bit of her birthday. She still talks about it every day and makes mention of it in all her prayers. I love seeing her get so excited about things. She is growing up so fast and is such a delight to be around. She sure knows how to bring a smile to my face.

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