We woke Bridget up with the traditional (in our house) birthday balloons--although I think we're going to have to stop getting one per year of life since we now have FIVE kids and next year that means SIXTEEN balloons? No thanks! She barely woke up while we sang Happy Birthday to her in bed, but the sight of her muffin with a candle in it was all it took.
Our family party was small, since Dave couldn't make it home for dinner and we figured we'd be celebrating more energetically that weekend with her friends (which ended up getting postponed).
Auntie Kerry came over and gave her a beautiful dress and some snuggle time to Anders:
|Big girl bed!|
|Bridge has the patience for only a few pages of any of these stories,|
but her brothers LOVE the Jake stories and the Sofia ones...
and I sheepishly admit that I get excited to read the princess ones, too.
|A cozy coupe! (She looooves ride-on toys)|
|The engineers get to work|
|This picture sums up Bridget's personality perfectly.|
B. got a dog theme for the second year in a row (Ceci laughed at me for my compulsion to make everything themed) so I ordered these adorable mom (or dad!) dogs holding puppies in their mouths, and then I ordered dog bone cookie cutters and made sugar cookies and tied them around the dogs' necks like very strange Ziploc bag collars. I was going to take it a step further and tie in something about "doggie bags" but...even I have a line past which I just don't have time for this, even when it's related to the theme!
|Bridget with James|
|Bridget with Paige|
|Bridget with Charlotte|
|With Jude in an Anywhere chair built for two|