Yesterday was my little princess's 4th birthday! She was so excited the entire day and made sure that absolutely everyone that would listen in every store that we went to knew that it was HER DAY!
Honestly, I don't know who was more excited, me or her because I got to do the shopping for all of her presents from my mom and dad. They usually just put money in our bank account and tell me to get whatever the kids want. They both live far away and aren't able to make it to the kids' birthdays. I think this gives the kids a HUGE advantage because they are then spoiled rotten on birthdays and Christmas to make up for the time missed.
So, we went from store to store looking for just that perfect present that she had asked her grandparents for, had lunch at McDonald's (because every kids loves McDonald's), and then later spent over an hour in Toys r Us allowing the boys to look for a present for her.
Hubs had duty (a 24 hour overnight duty that SUCKS to all be darn, if you ask me, but that's the way they roll in the Army), so I made spaghetti, one of her favorite meals, (next to McDonald's of course) and we waited for him to get a break to come home and open presents and have cake with us.
While we waited, we turned on some kiddie music and it was a BIG party from there. We danced in the kitchen and had a Conga line, did the Hokey Pokey and the Twist, played Wii and Legos and she was more excited and happy than if we'd spent the day at Monkey Joes.
"THIS IS THE BEST PARTY EVER!" she yelled out on several occasions as we danced around the house.
It wasn't even a planned the event. Her actual birthday party was supposed to be Saturday, but almost none of her guest are going to be able to make the tea party and she was dead set against having girls come because "Boys don't like tea parties!", so I looks like we'll be postponing until the next weekend. I was really disappointed for her because she has really been looking forward to having a tea party, but after our little "party" last night, I think it made everything okay.
When Hubs got a break, she got to open her presents.
She got clothes from Auntie.
A Little Mommy doll that comes with a potty and sink, pees and poops and brushes her teeth from Grandma.
A V-Smile Cyber Pocket from Grandpa.
And a Sweet Secret's Mall with little tiny dolls and pieces from the boys.
All in all, I think she had a great time, even with the knowlege of knowing her party isn't going to happen on Saturday.