Friday, September 19, 2008

Ally's 4th Birthday!

Today Ally is 4 years old! I just can't get over how these 4 years have FLOWN by. It seems like it was just yesterday when we brought her home from the hospital. I sometimes wish I could pause time so I could savor every moment I spend with my children. I don't want them growing up so fast! However, every stage of life seems to be more enjoyable than the last.

Ally, 1-month-old
Ally, 8-months-old

Ally, 1 year old

Ally, 2 years old

Ally, 3 years old

Ally, 4 years old I took Ally to Sweet & Sassy to get her hair, nails, and make-up done before her birthday party. Nana and Claire came along for the fun!
getting sprayed with glitter finishing her up-do

Nana and Claire watching from the couch
getting her fingernails painted (she chose a purple glitter polish)
make-up time
All done! (she also received a lip gloss ring, glitter star, and Sweet & Sassy tatoo)
On the runway with her doll, Emmy
After we left Sweet and Sassy we headed over to Party Works to pick up 2 dozen pink and purple balloons! Then we went to the church to setup for the party (her party was in the Fellowship Hall at church). Here is a picture of the ribbon flip flops I made Ally to wear for her party.
And the adorable invitation that my good friend Amy made ( Since Ally is so into American Girl, we decided to have a dolly and me tea party! Ally invited 17 girls and they all came!
Ally & Isabella
The birthday setup--my best friend Beth was nice enough to come early and help me setup (along with my parents and my mother-in-law). I couldn't have done it all myself!
The BEAUTIFUL cake that my wonderful hubby made!!!
Lexi B.
As everyone arrived, Beth gave each girl a glitter star on their cheek . . .
. . . and sprayed their hair with glitter. FANCY!!
Ally and Emmy (notice the plates--I made the girls peanut butter and jelly heart-shaped sandwiches--we also enjoyed pizza, fruit, veggies, cookies, and cake)
Nana Donna pouring the tea (it was really white grape juice)
Nana Judy serving tea
the gift tableWe made portrait cookies! The girls picked icing for the hair and M&M's for the eyes so their cookie would look like them!Nana Judy & Nana Donna
Leah & me
The girls made bracelets for themselves and matching ones for their dolls.
Leah & Claire
Peyton and her doll, Mia
all of the girls and their dolls
Ally & her cake
blowing out her candles
opening gifts (I'm not going to post every picture of every gift--mainly the ones from family--especially family that weren't able to come)--thank you Beth for taking the pictures while I helped Ally open gifts! Bitty Twin potty & accessories
opening her Bitty Baby & starter collection trunk from Nana Donna & Pop Pop
Ally named her Bitty Baby, Mollie
Bitty Twin kitchen & 2 outfits from Nana Judy & Pop
Pretty in Pink outfit from Mommy & Daddy
A dolly car seat from Uncle David--now Ally's dolls can ride in the car safely (She's always made me strap them in with an extra seat belt before--she takes this mommy thing very seriously)!
matching pajamas
Licorice the cat from Aunt Jill, Uncle Dave, Grayson, & Griffin
A Vera Bradley apron from Aunt Linda, Uncle Dave, Paul, & Kaila
A doll salon chair from Aunt Jeanna, Uncle Patrick, Garrett, & Brendan
the girls playing with their dolls
Bitty Baby cheerleader oufit from Isabella
Bitty Twin double stroller and brunette Bitty Twin doll from Mommy & Daddy
Ally named this doll Bella (after Isabella)
Isabella & Ally taking their dolls for a stroll
me & Beth
Brent & his mom
Justis & Ellie
Lexi & Elli
Peyton & Mia
Isabella showing off the party favors (Each girl received a bag with an American Girl party set--Happy Birthday tiara, "blowout" noisemaker, "magic" tablet, and stickers for their doll--and a candy bracelet and a Ring Pop. They also got to take home a purple boa and balloon.) Claire (she took 4 consecutive steps all by herself tonight)
Ally giggling
When we got home Ally wanted to got through all of her goodies!
This kitchen set is just darling!
Ally & Mollie
Ally insisted on sleeping with all 3 of her dolls!
Happy 4th Birthday my sweet Ally!!!


Katina Whitworth said...

LOVE the birthday pics. She must be loving all her new goodies to play with. Looks like the party was a success! :)

Jeanna said...

Wish I could have been there!!!! It looked soooo cute. :) Brent did a GREAT job on the cake. He should go in with Patrick on a kids cake bakery!!! Ha,ha! Hope to see you soon.

Anonymous said...

What a neat party, Becky! :-)

Happy birthday, Ally!!!

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

What great pictures, Becky! The camera did a great job, and the party was fabulous. Sorry I'm just now getting on here to comment.

I even approve of the pictures you put of me on here...they didn't turn out so badly. That one I took of you and Beth was so cute, too! :)

So much fun, so cute, and you did a fabulous job. Sorry I couldn't pay as much attention as I would have liked to, but I did enjoy "wrangling" Claire!