We celebrated Adelaide's 4th birthday a little early this year. Complete with manis and pedis and some of her dearest friends. She was so excited to have a party this year as I really think she is understanding it more. As RSVPs would come in, I would let her know and her little face would fill with excitement!
The morning of her party, we left the house at 8am. She accompanied me on the errands of picking up food, picking up cupcakes, grabbing a Starbucks (of course!), and blowing up balloons. And previously she helped me stuff the goodie bags for her friends. When we pulled up to Belle Visage, she was ecstatic! "Mom, is this my birthday party?!"
She waltzed in as if she owned the place! Ha. As each of her friends arrived, she greeted them with the biggest smile and the sweetest hello. Seven little girls were in 7th Heaven to get spa manicures and spa pedicures. They were treated like royalty! They jammed out to Adelaide's Birthday Playlist, had girl talk, and munched on pink & purple manicure-themed cupcakes (from Susan Lawrence of course!).
In true Adelaide fashion, as we were handing out the cupcakes, she reminded me that we needed to sing Happy Birthday to her. Then as the girls began singing, she covered her face in shyness. A big thank you to all of her friends for celebrating followed and then they received their goodie bags.
As they said their goodbyes, it was truly the most innocent, loving departures. Big hugs and smiles all around. To be a child again and to relish in the simple things, we could all learn a thing or two!
|playing with the photo props|
|mommy & Adelaide|
|picking her color|
|Adelaide & Caileigh!|
|Faith, Adelaide, Caileigh & Milania|
|Milania, Avery, & Rowan|
|I spy 7 sweet little girls!|