08 September 2011

mabry's fourth birthday

Warning: This is a very picture heavy post per the request of Mabry's Daddy.

Yesterday was Mabry's fourth birthday.  Something I am assuming most of you already figured out from my last post.  I am also assuming many of you were wondering what the story was behind the photo I posted yesterday as well.  I'll get to that.

This was the first birthday where Dan was gone.  We have been really lucky that he was able to celebrate with us for birthday's one through three and even luckier he was there the day she was born, so I am not going to complain.
Mabry's 4th Birthday
I wanted to really make this birthday fun and memorable for Mabry.  She wanted to share her day with her Prince Charming, L so he and A were there every step of the way.  We started with a breakfast of green eggs and ham (or turkey bacon) and a story.  The birthday girl loves her some scrambled eggs and being read to.  Since Dan was able to Skype with us during breakfast we thought we would go ahead and let her open our gifts.
Mabry's 4th Birthday
The big gift this year was a trip in a few weeks to see Suessical the musical.  We are going to be staying in a hotel and playing in the pool and eating out at an old fashioned malt shop.  It is going to be a blast.  Of course since this is still weeks away, I had to come up with a way to give Mabry something tangible.  I made her a Thing 1 t-shirt (my first time appliqu√©ing anything ever--I didn't even practice first) and a countdown to the big day.
Mabry's 4th Birthday
After breakfast we had to run a couple of errands (including a stop for peach milkshakes) and then it was off to ride the carousel at the mall and then grab some "Mexico" for lunch.
Mabry's 4th Birthday
Mabry's 4th Birthday
Mabry's 4th Birthday
Mabry's 4th Birthday

For dinner we invited Baby Norah and her parents to come over and party with us.  Before they got there A and I did a little prep work in the dining room.  Doesn't this look like something out of a scene from Dexter?
Mabry's 4th Birthday
My idea for the meal was sort of a Where the Wild Things Are theme.

The kids weren't too sure what to think when we had them strip down to their underwear and I am pretty sure they all thought we were insane when we dumped a pot of spaghetti, a pot of Alfredo and a whole bunch of vegetables and dressing onto the floor.  Jason (Norah's Dad) was horrified and spent the whole time hiding under the table so as not to get dirty.
Mabry's 4th Birthday
Lrefused to eat anything other than some shredded cheese that was near the edge of the plastic.  Mabry requested a fork.  Baby Norah took about .2 seconds and then dug in.  Go Baby Norah!
Mabry's 4th Birthday
It took a little coaxing and possibly some ranch dressing to the face and some spaghetti thrown on a torso by the big bully adults to get the older ones into it.
Mabry's 4th Birthday
Mabry's 4th Birthday
Mabry's 4th Birthday
Thinking about it now, I guess it was more of a food fight theme more than anything.  The birthday girl had fun, which is all that really mattered and hopefully we made some good memories.  This morning she woke up and told me she wanted to eat spaghetti on the floor every night.  Um, no.
Mabry's 4th Birthday
Mabry's 4th Birthday
After dinner and a dessert of strawberry lemonade cupcakes (the size of small planets) with little white chocolate squiggles it was time for a bath and then opening presents from her friends and playing, playing, playing.
Norah worked really hard to make a card for Mabry.  The front had a picture of the two of them from the beginning of the year.  Inside she colored photos and used her stickers to express her love.  
Mabry's 4th Birthday
Mabry's 4th Birthday
That pretty much sums up Mabry's birthday.  A little wild, a little all over the place, a little messy, a little chaotic and exactly the way a four-year-old should welcome in a new year.
Mabry's 4th Birthday

2 comments:

  1. You definitely are making her 4th B-day special and memorable and I'm pretty sure Amber could use that photo of Landyn in the tutu as blackmail some day. Landyn was good to go with the flow with 2 little girlies and they looked like they really were getting into it after the shock of knowing they could eat on the floor and be messy. You are a good and fun mom, Jessica.

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  2. Great idea Jess. Looks like Mabry had so much fun. Although you are a lot braver than I am. I don't know that I could have handled that.

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