Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday, Amelie Muriel!

Four years ago today, the Lord brought Amelie into the world. To read about how, click here and here. We had a jam-packed, super fun day. We started out, just before 7:00am, opening gifts.

Here's the sweet birthday girl, eagerly anticipating what is inside all of these presents.

Here she is checking out her Ariel birthday card.

Next stop: pre-school! We brought zebra pudding to share with her classmates and then we were off to the dentist for a field trip! Here we are, taking our turn in the chair. Amelie wanted me to sit with her. And why am I wearing sunglasses, you wonder? At this particular dentist, the kids wear them so the light isn't so bright in their eyes. Amelie refused to wear the ones they had for her, but I wore mine anyway.

This picture needs no explanation other than that I wasn't as pleased with how this one turned out and I resorted to printing and coloring the picture of the face. Doing it with icing looked ridiculous!

But, the reality is that Amelie LOVED the cake and that was all that really mattered.

This evening, we had our freighbors and my parents over--some of Amelie's favorite people. We had pizza and pickles and pears for dinner.

She didn't want to blow out the candles, however. Far too much attention. I think I blew out three of them and my asthmatic dad blew out the fourth one from across the table.

I LOVE this picture. We did it with the timer right before the girls went to bed. It isn't particularly good of any of us, it's just fun. It truly sums up the day that we had.


Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Amelie!!! You are growing up to be such a lovely young lady. I especially love the picture of you with your cake. Your hair is getting SO long!

Mrs. Fix said...

I love that last picture too! You guys are such a sweet family. Happy belated birthday to Amelie!

Megan said...

You did such a great job with the cake! Happy Birthday to Amelie. You guys definitely have some fun birthday traditions - love the dinner menu!

Annie said...

I LOVE the cake! And who WOULDN'T print out the face?! That would be impossible with non-professional icing/tips! You did a FANTASTIC job! You up for making a Lightning McQueen cake next weekend?! :)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Amelie!!! What a fun day everybody had!!!!

Unknown said...

happy birthday (late) amelie!! we were admiring the cake and tessa said, "she had a dinosaur cake!" i can't see the dinosaur. i think it is beautiful. i hope tessa doesn't get any ideas--i don't think i'm up to the challenge!