Upon reflection, Nina’s 4th birthday (Tuesday) was a success. I was worried there for a bit. Livi and Ava had stayed home Monday, because they were still pretty fragile from the flu. I had every intention of sending them Tuesday though, despite Ava’s persuasive pleas that, “I can’t go to school on Nina’s biiiiiiiirth-daaaaaaaay!” Oh, yes, you can.
But when I woke up on Tuesday and found myself hugging the toilet once again (but from the opposite end, and then it hit Gabe), I knew I was going to need help making Nina’s birthday special. I envisioned Mommy and Daddy alternating between the pot and the bed while Nina played on the computer for eight hours straight.
Here’s the birthday girl, thrilled to be four. Yes, she’s in her pajamas. And yes, she wore these same clothes for approximately 60 hours straight.
And here’s the stunning handmade banner that was my Christmas gift from my talented sister Bethany:
And here is Ava’s sweet and inspired attempt to imitate her Aunt Bethy:
And Livi, not one to be outdone, added hers in Nina’s favorite colors:
Nina with her birthday stash and festive hat (also made by her sisters):
We played Webkinz on the computer and games (Bum, Mancala, Diego Counting Game) and put together her new Fancy Nancy puzzle and watched Ice Age 3 and ate McDonald’s for lunch and Chipotle chips for supper.
Happy 4th Birthday, sweet Nina! We love you!
And a one-day Belated Happy Birthday to three very special little girls who all turned FIVE yesterday! No, they aren’t triplets. Josie lives in Kentucky, Ilana lives in Michigan and Eliana lives in Ohio. And all three of these little beauties played a very special part in our Zoo Adventure. Josie went to Zoo #1 with us. Ilana showed us around Zoo #20 (she lived in FL at the time). And Eliana joined us at Zoo #52. Happy Birthday, girls!
Happy Weekend, everyone!