Monday, February 6, 2012

Big Girls

"She's got a smile it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky" - Guns 'N Roses

It is funny how after you have a newborn in the house, all of your other kids seem to have grown up a bunch overnight.  The girls had their 4th birthday a while ago suddenly they are "big girls" and want to make sure everyone knows.

I'm pretty sure they have been counting down the days for their birthday since... well since the day after their third birthday.  I can't count how many times they would ask me when there birthday is.  I would answer that it was a still a long time and then they would say "well, what in next before our birthday?".  My answer: "oh well, there is valentines day first"... The girls: "Then what's next?"  Me: "ummm , then St. Patrick's day"  "What next?"  "then Easter and Mom's birthday"... We would seriously go through the entire year of events just so they could get back to their birthday again.  Yes, sometimes I would skip some events, but usually they would catch me... "but Dad, what about the wear-greeen day (St. Patricks)?"  or "what about the "wicked witch day?"

Anyway, there were SUPER excited.  And super excited that Grandma and Grandpa were here to celebrate.  It was meant to be low-key and simple, but they still had fun and managed to get spoiled.  Of course they wanted a ton of photos (and had to run over the camera to look at each one after we took it) so, here you go.

They favorite part is helping to make the cakes

Saylor wanted a spider cake and Abigail wanted a fish cake.  I think they are already making list of cake possibilities for next year.

They had to get a photo with their new brother


Of course, Talon was right in the middle of all the fun

Thanks for the dresses Grandma and Grandpa!


  1. Wow, those cakes turned out great! What a good way to do a spider cake. We love you girls!

  2. Wow, they are looking so much older! Their hair sure looks like it getting long too! You have been so busy ... making cakes (awesome) and doing all the fancy artwork too! But the most important thing is they look truly happy and like they enjoyed their special day!

  3. They are so BIG! And how fun to have Grandparents there to celebrate with! Happy Birthday Abbie and Saysay.

  4. I really wish you guys were in Hawaii... that way we would be able to hang out when we go in April. MISS YOU!!!

  5. We have looked at this post a million times with our kids, but I guess we forgot to post a comment! Happy birthday girls-so beautiful and getting sooo old! Looks like a fun celebration-we miss you guys!

  6. So stinking cute! We miss you guys so much! I can't wait until some day we can camp and surf with you guys again!

  7. Wow! I'm impressed! What great cakes! I wish I could do that. You're so talented! Such a beautiful family :)