Sunday, August 4, 2013

Lydia's Turn at a Birthday (in November)!

I dont even know where to start in describing Lydia! She has the biggest imagination which is a blessing and a curse! She lives inside her own world in her head so she can entertain herself for hours but she also has a very hard time focusing and being serious! She keeps us laughing with the things she comes up with every day. She is a natural performer but she hates being in front of people. She loves playing with her friends but only if they will play "mom and dad" and follow her rules but she is really working on this. She loves her family but has a hard time playing with her baby brother because "he is a boy and just a baby." She loves Barbie, especially Barbie and Popstar and still loves dressing up like a princess. She is very smart and recently discovered reading. She knows the sounds of all the letters and loves trying to put the sounds together to see what words she can read by herself and then she gets so happy when she figures it out! She has flashcards with words on them and she loves going through them and reading them to me. We love our Lydia and cant wait to watch her continue to grow (just not too fast)!

The day before her birthday we decided to cut her hair. It was so long and getting harder to control so she was surprisingly excited to cut it!
So cute!
Birthday girl! She had preschool on her birthday so she made pink oreo cookies to take to her friends.
Before her preschool, Jonathan's mom and sister came and took us out to lunch at Mimi's Cafe. It was fun but a little crazy. My kids were all over the place and had a hard time sitting still but I guess she had a good reason to be so excited!

While she was at preschool, I got her Barbie and Popstar to watch when she got home and she was so happy!
After her movie and before dinner, she got to find all of her presents!

This was what she really wanted and was so happy she got it!

All of her presents! Spoiled girl
 After we opened her presents, we dropped Abigale and Ryan off at a friends house and took her to dinner at McDonalds and then she got to go to the store and pick out anything she wanted, She chose a pack of fairy little pet shops. It was a great day!

Party Time!
Lydia wanted a princess tea party for her party and had all of her guests wear their princess dresses.
Her party was surprisingly calm compared to Abigale's and the girls were so cute and polite! We had a great time!

Decorating their princess sacks
While girls were decorating their sacks, we pulled two over at a time to get some pretty make up on and put glitter in their hair.

Beautiful Princesses!
We played a few fun games- freeze dance, a princess relay, and a version of duck, duck, goose.

Time for a tea party! We had biscuits with strawberry jam, pink pudding with cookies, sugar cookies, and strawberries!
 Happy Birthday cute girl!