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!