Sunday, September 02, 2012

My baby turned four

Tess the 4 yr old
And you wouldn't even know it because I didn't share any pictures. We actually had her party the weekend before the big day because Mom was back in Ohio for a visit.

She wanted a mermaid party which we indulged her with, complete with Octopus dogs, Starfish PB&Js, Goldfish crackers, and of course, Ariel cupcakes.

There was even a "fish" bowl and Ocean water to drink.

While the little ones gorged themselves on kid friendly food, the grown ups grilled burgers and brats

and the tweens and teens played video games.

There was a little slip and slide fun

A couple didn't quite get the sliding part down

While a couple others skipped out on that fun completely.

Tess and Logan decided it was more fun to spray other people with the sprinkler than actually run through it.

And then came the cupcakes!

Though who needs cake when you can have icing?

Throw in some presents

And you've got yourself a great birthday!

Hello puppy

Eww, doggy kisses

Thanks to all our Ohio friends and family who came out to celebrate the baby minion's 4th!
When I headed back to Tennessee, I took her and the tall minion (AKA Captain Awesome, according to him), back with me. We stayed with a very nice couple for about a week and were at their house for Tess's actual birthday on August 10th. When they heard it was her birthday, they threw in a little party with dinner.

Tess had taken to introducing herself as Ariel Tess, hence the cake.

Mom, of course, missed the actual blowing out of the candles, but Tess enjoyed being spoiled with another birthday party.
So, we're still settling in to Tennessee and I hope to add more pics soon. Keep your eye out.

1 comment:

Krista said...

That was really sweet. I didn't know they threw her a party too. Sounds like a very nice family you stayed with...