It's amazing to me that we've been parents for over 4 years. Time is flying! I feel like this was really the first year that the girls understood and were excited for their upcoming birthday. They have a couple friends whose birthdays are right before theirs, so it definitely helped going to the other kids' birthday parties to figure out what a birthday is. However, once they had gone to those parties, they assumed they would be having a party as well. I had planned to just do something with our family, but a couple of days before their birthday, they asked if their friends were coming over for their party. Uhhhhhhhhh.......sure! So, with no time to spare, I managed to throw a little party together for them.
The girls requested a tea party, so a tea party they did have! I went to Good Will and found some teacups, saucers, tea pot, cream and sugar containers, vases, and paper heart doilies. Oh, and let's not forget the cream-colored shower curtain that we used as a table cloth. Score for Good Will! I got a couple other simple decorations from Wal-Mart and we were set. We had some little finger foods, juice, and cupcakes and invited their cousins and a couple of friends to dress up and join us for tea! They thought they were so fancy and had so much fun. I saved everything and plan to convince them they want to have a tea party for the next couple of years to keep it simple for me!
Lydia is so sweet and tender-hearted. She loves babies, both her dolls and real babies, and seems to have a mother instinct about her. She is more hesitant to try new things but after observing a bit she'll build up her confidence and jump in. She loves learning and "reading" her books. She has a great memory and enjoys reciting the poems, nursery rhymes, and songs we learn. She's learned how to pump her legs on the swing and can often be found in the backyard swinging away!
|Eden requested a rainbow, circle cake with pink and purple sprinkles while Lydia requested a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.|