2.23.2010

Happy Birthday Lucy

Yesterday this little girl turned FOUR.
Has it really been four years since we went
I still remember that day so fondly. Everything went well and the process was just....well....pleasant. I'm so glad this little girl came into our lives.
She's imaginative, smart, clever, loves to dance, loves to smile, tries to make friends wherever she goes, she's not much of a cuddler like Owen but gives me the sweetest hugs and a kiss on the cheek, she loves her brother, she loves her dad, she has an opinion, and she finally gets excited about new clothes (PHEW).
For her big day we took cupcakes to school. The mini ones that are just right for little hands (and means that I can eat 6 of them and not feel so bad about it):
The rest of the day we just played at the house and when Casey came home we had a little party, just the four of us. I've been trying to put off a huge party till she really understands it. And I'm sure next year will be the year. She was really excited about her birthday this year though, especially when I told her we'd have a little party at our house. On Sunday I heard her ask Owen, "Owen, will you be coming to my party tomorrow?"
I sure hope so. He's 33% of the guests!

There were plenty of pink wrappings (it's nice having a bday around Valentine's Day). And inside them were all sorts of princess necklaces, bracelets, and dresses. Ever since my parents gave her a Princess Tiana dress for Christmas, the thing rarely comes off.
So now she has a new Belle dress to add to the rotation! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Willard. Lucy, your grandmas seem to know just what you need.
From me and Casey she also got a Cinderella dress (which was worn for 12 hours straight today. Not sure how she does it. That thing is so itchy. Fashion over comfort):
And then I found this awesome dollhouse at a local Thrift Store. She's been wanting a "castle" for her princesses so I thought this would work perfect. It can house all of her figurines:
And it came with furniture too!
Though some of the furniture looks it never went with this house to begin with, it's still very cute.
Both kids have been playing with it all day long.
We sang Happy Birthday to Luce (in her Cinderella dress and with her Cinderella candle). And then we feasted on these really sad looking brownies. Mom was an idiot and frosted it while they were still hot. It used to say "Lucy is 4". Oh well. Still tasted yummy.
Happy Numero Quatro Luce Goose!
We sure do you love you.

26 comments:

The WoodLand School said...

Happy birthday to your big girl! Looks like a lovely day :-)

Jenny said...

She is absolutely the CUTEST little 4 year old in existence (I know b/c I used to have the cutest 4 year old in existence, but that was almost 3 years ago-sniff sniff). Happy Birthday to your little Lucy!

dietcokegrrl said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Lucy!!!

Love the princess dresses and great find on the dollhouse, I mean, princess castle! I love discovering great deals like that. Nice find.

And yay for mini cupcakes!

Jean said...

Happy birthday to Lucy!!! Wow, she's so old! And she keeps getting cuter!! Great presents - I can't imagine better girly presents than princess dresses and a doll house. Looks like you did a lot of baking yesterday, too - kudos on that one!

Nicole said...

Oh she is cute in those dresses!!! Her hair is getting so long and she is looking so grown up. She is as cute as they come! Happy Birthday Lucy!

Heather said...

Un-Be-Lievable.
She's FOUR? How did that happen?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LUCY!

lyndsey said...

happy birthday lucy! she is so cute. love all the princess presents, and the mini cupcakes.

and i LOVE that you linked to her birth story! your experience gives me hope...doesn't sound so bad. :) [really. thank you. i've been sort of terrified of the whole thing.]

that was my initial thought. other thoughts? your hair was so BLONDE! and lucy and i were born at the same hospital :) yay for st. joe's.

Sara Suman said...

happy birthday Lucy! I'm loving her long hair! She looks so old!
I can't wait to get all the girl cousins together again- I think they are all into the princess stage! Kenna is obsessed with Cinderella and could wear her dress all day, except she trips over it still.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl. She looks so grown up!

Suman Family said...

ah! love you lucy! you look so grown up. i love the comparison pic. so precious! i love that our girls are into princesses and dressing up. i wish we still lived close together. we could have added to that party! those cupcakes look so yummy too. happy happy birthday lucy!

Ryan & Holly Willard said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy! I can't believe she is already four. She is so dang cute. I love the pics.

Linsey said...

Yea for Lucy! Happy birthday!! Sounds like a perfect celebration of 4 fabulous years.

Tina said...

I recognize the dollhouse rocking horse! It was a happy meal toy, and had some kind of character that rode on it. I wish I could remember which one! Too funny!

V and Co. said...

happy happy birthday lucy!
katie would love your dresses! i'll make sure to show her your pictures when i get a chance! you look like a princess!

Connie said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy! Love the dresses!

Becky said...

happy birthday to cute-girl Lucy! Great pics, as always. Great find in the toy house. Those cuppies look good. I could totally pop a couple of those right now. I stocked up on V-day paper that can double as regular bday paper for girls at Target this week too - 40 cents a roll!

La La Land said...

I can't believe she's 4! Happy Birthday!!

The Miller Family: said...

looks super fun lucy. your growing up!

ForeverYou said...

Happy Birthday Lucy! I am glad you had fun! You look so gorgeous on all the pictures and especialy in those princess dresses! You mommy and daddy are amazing for throwing such a great party for you! The brownies are amzing treen no meter what it sais on the top ( who cares really!) The castel is still my dream LOL. So happy BD little big girl Hugs !

the bates motel said...

happy happy bday lucy! cute pics! she looks so old. and fun that she's in school. cute cupcakes :)!

Carmen Rigby said...

That is the exact house Hannah played with at that age but she's 14 now. :(

Time flies! Enjoy them thoroughly at each stage.

luvinthemommyhood said...

Awwww, Happy Bday Lucy! It's amazing how fast they grow up, makes me wanna cry! Looks like you guys had a fabulous day! I love the dollhouse - great find!

Joe and Marci said...

What a darling girl! I can't believe how close her birthday is to Camri's (April), they could be twins in their princess dresses :) Very cute dollhouse, by the way. You're such a great mom!

Karis said...

Happy Bday Lucy!! Every time I see your cute face, it makes me smile!!

yo nance said...

Lucy could be a professional model! She's as cute as my grand kids...as cute as anybody's grand kids. Happy Birthday to her...adorable little princess.

Jodie said...

What adorable pictures! Glad you guys are doing well!