Thursday, January 10, 2013

Alison turns 3!

Alison had a fun birthday today! We started the day off with chocolate chip waffles for breakfast, her request. This afternoon we went over to Toys 'R Us and let her pick out a toy. She picked out some Jasmine dress up shoes. We were quite pleased that she was so frugal in her decision :)

For dinner we went to Chick-Fil-A. The girls love that place and they had a lot of fun. After dinner, we came home for some games, presents, and cake and ice cream.

Ali requested a yellow cake with purple frosting. Funny huh? I asked her and that was her response. So that's what we did. A yellow cake mix and purple (in person it does look more purple!) frosting. We found a Dora figurine and some animals to make it more fun!

 I printed out some Dora coloring pages for the girls. I also printed off Dora party hats.

 Daddy and Jackson

 Grandma and grandpa with the birthday girl.

 We played pin the tail on Swiper the Fox! (All of the printables were free from The girls loved playing.

 Ali got 3 new outfits and the Jasmine nightgown she's wearing in this picture. She put the nightgown on right away. Her Jasmine shoes work perfectly with her new nightgown! My mom bought her this cute Dora shirt and it has a fluffy red skirt that goes with it.

I'm gonna be honest here. I was NEVER a fan of character clothes, shoes, etc. in the past. I'm still not a HUGE fan, but I figure they go through stages and hey, if she loves Dora, we will accept it and let her be happy. Then we can get rid of the stuff when the stage is over :)

She also got a Melissa and Doug ice cream set and a Dora play set that's in lego form.

 We kept the party really simple, but I have to admit that it was really nice. I wasn't stressed about anything and it all went smoothly.

 Uncle Todd and Molly. Molly was very helpful with opening Ali's presents and getting things out of their packaging for Ali.
Blowing out her candle!! It took her a few tries :)

Dear Alison,

This past year has been a fun one for you. You've learned how to play really well with your sister. You look up to her and love her. You also love your little brother Jackson. You talk really loudly and animated to him! You call him Jackson boo boo! He loves to look at you and you make him smile and laugh.

You have become quite particular about how things are to be done. If you want to do something, we find out very quickly! You have thrown quite the temper tantrums, but lately you have gotten much better. You have lots of sass and spunk! You can be the biggest sweetheart too. You love to give "Sunny squeezes, Sarah squeezes, popstar squeezes," and the list goes on! You give the best hugs and we love them.

You are an early bird. You are always first to come into our room in the morning. You recently love to put on Molly's leotards and any swimsuits you can find and then wear them all day. You love dress ups and often change them several times a day. You still love your kitty and cougar and you sleep and take naps with them always. You love to color and scribble all over your coloring pages. You love playing ponies, lalaloopsy, barbies, kitchen, and with any other toys you find. You love to sing and to dance. You love watching movies and Dora the Explorer. You are a daddy's girl, and always want to talk to your daddy on the phone and are so excited when he comes home.

We love you!
Mom and Dad


emily said...

oh what a sweet day! sometimes the simple things make it just perfect and it really looked and sounded perfect. i so love the picture of her blowing out the candle! so cute! what an adorable 3-year old.

Niederfam said...

love ali bug. the party looked just perfect. sorry we missed out, but then it might have been stressful! ;)

Christine said...

I can't believe she is 3, it seems like yesterday she was in the nicu! Happy birthday Miss Alison

You are a better mom than me, I still won't let them wear character clothes :)

And the picture of her blowing out the candles is just perfect!

Emily said...

Looks like a fun party! I bet it would have been more fun if we were there ;) Kidding! The cake turned out so cute and I bet it was everything Ali could have hoped for! What a cute girl!