Friday, 15 August 2008

Happy Birthday Natalie!

It seems like yesterday we brought Natalie home from the hospital so tiny and fragile!

And mow my little baby is 5! I can't believe what a little lady she is becoming and how much she has grown up.

Daddy and I woke her up this morning singing "Happy Birthday" to her and we gave her a present that she could open up.

Opening her card
Her Sleeping Beauty jewelry box that we found at Disneyland. She said that it was exactly what she has always wanted (we knew she'd love it when we bought it, but this is the first we heard about her always wanting one!).

At her birthday party. We rented a church hall just down the street from our house and I am so glad we did. There was plenty of room for the kids to run around and we could keep them contained to one room, it was brilliant! Here she is opening one of her favorite gifts (all of her gifts were her favorite gifts!).
Isn't this a great picture of Robbie!
We sang "Happy Birthday" to Natalie as we spun her in circles on the parachute! She thought this was great fun. It was all the "Busybodies" lady's idea, she provided the entertainment for the children and she was so good keeping them occupied and happy for an hour!
"Ahoy there me hardys, ARGH!"
Natalie blowing out her candles on her tower of pink cupcakes. Apparently there is a big cultural difference in American and British birthday cakes, half the kids didn't like the strawberry cupcakes. Oh well, I don't like fondant icing so I tried not to be offended. Also they were all surprised that they got to eat the cakes at the party instead of it being wrapped up and put in the treat bags.
All in all, the kids had a great time and Natalie got some really cool gifts. She was most happy about everyone giving her all the attention!

Happy Birthday Natalie and we LOVE you!

On a side note... I wanted to share these photos of Robbie from the other night. Robbie was being such a grouch that night and Shawn had just had enough of his attitude, so he changed his diaper and threw him in the bed without even changing him into pajamas. He must have been so tired because not even 5 minutes later he was fast asleep and this is how I found him when I went in to give him a hug and kiss... I love how his finger is on his nose! If you look closely, you can see his prized "Lightning McQueen" tucked in his arm. He carries that stupid car everywhere.


Erin said...

She is SO adorable! What a great day!

J.R. and Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Natalie!!!! I'm glad the party went well, and what a great idea to do it at a church hall to let the kids just run around! I'm am SO keeping that one in mind.

stampin abi said...

so robbie doesn't sleep with his finger in his belly button then???lol

Thats so cute.