Monday, December 12, 2011

Adelaide & Sarah had their birthday on November 10th. Turning 4 years old is a VERY big deal, such a big deal that Aunt Maureen flew North to help celebrate!

AND such a big deal that one of the birthday presents was delivered in a FIVE TON TRUCK! Aunt Maureen & Uncle Ian had 3 1/2 bush cords of fire wood dumped in the front yard! Not only will this incredible load keep the girls warm this winter BUT it will also provide the girls with more Daddy time!! This amount of fire wood would take Sean at least three full days to harvest & bring home!! AND needless to say he'd be rather tuckered out & sore after that!! & not only did the girls get winter warmth & Daddy time out of this deal...they also got a ride in a VERY cool mighty machine! Now THAT is a might cool gift :)

The three gals had fun together, hiking on the magic trail too! The Birthday Bunny (a close relative of the Chocolate Smartie Goblin) was pooping on the trail...and WHO was first to find his scat? The FitzGerald girls! In fact, it was chocolate money they found...the only thing better than real money is the chocolate kind ;) I sure hope one of these creatures make use of our trails again soon!!
While in Spain, Uncle Ian found this gem...a beautiful hot pink Flamenco dress! Sarah was SO thrilled :) She has even worn it to her ballet class now so that her instructors and classmates could see it! She looks so gorgeous AND grown up...

When you turn 4, there has to be a fancy cake involved so in Dodds style I baked Grandee's carrot cake & smothered it in cream cheese icing (Must say...I killed the icing this year LOL) but it looked fun no matter with a princess doll & a back hoe on top!! In this photo the girls are covering their eyes so that the cake is a surprise although I am sure they saw it a FEW times before it make it to the table! It's pretty hard to pull of a surprise in a small cabin ;)

The next day we had friends at Kathleen Lake to continue the celebrations :) This is both Adelaide's and Sarah's favourite place! We decorated cupcakes & soccer. Everyone seemed to have a great time and the weather cooperated! It was relatively warm out & not a breath of wind was to be had so, by the time we left at the end of the afternoon, the grounds were covered with the best snow angels ever:)

Isaac, a dear friend was one of the party goers...the only boy & a VERY good sport! Being a rather grown up six year old, he was patient with the younger crowd and a real charmer to boot! Adelaide worships Isaac and the sparkle in her eyes here tells the tale ;) She'd follow him to the ends of the earth...good thing he is a fine boy ;)

It was a busy birthday weekend and at the end of it, I treated us out to our new favourite restaurant. It is a cozy little place in the heart of town with a perfect view of the mountains! Not only are the owners as wonderful as can be and the view worth a million bucks, the food is superb! It was a nice treat to be there...
This little munchkin was exhausted & yet bouncing with glee over yet another parcel! Apparently the novelty of receiving gifts had not work off yet!

And the novelty of having Aunt 'Reen with us could NEVER wear off! They LOVE this woman & as you can see, the feelings are mutual :) She lights up as much as they do when together :)

Before dinner came to an end, Adelaide was falling asleep on the table & Sarah's head was on my lap! It was no wonder...we'd had a very full weekend of parcels and cake, family time and party time...

and they were little troopers ... my little troopers ;) Where DID the last 4 years go? You know, four really is my new favourite number ;)

1 comment:

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Happy 4th Birthday! Four is am awesome age.