WARNING! There are a lot of pictures here but all worth your while ;)
The morning of the girls' party Jared, the sweet Big Brother he is!, decided to make each sister a special birthday "crown." When we asked him how/where he knew to make these he said his teacher does this for each kid in his class, when it's that child's birthday. Needless to say, the girlies LOVED the handmade "hats" from brother.
Brielle, very excited to be the first birthday girl to get her crown...
Suzan, giddy with glee for her new crown...Anna, a bit stunned she had to wait so long for her crown...And Bethany, finally happy to have hers. Notice the big crocodile tears? Yes, she CRIED for hers, thinking she was going to be left out and not get one. No way, NeeNee. You'll get one, you just had to wait a bit girly!Ooooo! The ladybug birthday cupcakes! Very cute!The bakery ladies made 4 special ladybug cupcakes, 1 for each girl. How sweet and adorable! The ladies did an AWESOME job in decorating the cupcakes!Our friends' little boy, Jude M, taking a seat at the "fun table" ;)Jared thought it would be fun for the girlies to wear their crowns again...BrielleAnna...Bethany...And Suzan...Mama lighting candles on the cupcakesBirth order time! Time to sing "Happy Birthday!" to Suzan! Suz trying to blow out the candles :D"Cheese!"She got one! Yay!Time to sing "Happy Birthday!" to Anna! Anna Pie trying to blow out the candles :DFYI...I love Jared's look in the background - Ha! ;)Yay! She, too, got one!!Hi Brielle, looking too cute! :DTime to sing "Happy Birthday!" to Bethany! NeeNee trying to blow out the candles :DGo Bethany!!!Yay! She, too, got one!!!Time to sing "Happy Birthday!" to Brielle! Brielle'y trying to blow out the candles :D Okay, she was the biggest hoot of them all! I think it was because she saw her 3 sisters go first so she saw/knew what to do. She blew out the candles when were were about 2 words into "Happy Birthday!" Paul had to relight them - Ha!Trying for #2 candles :DThen she was hilarious when she clapped and cheered along with us, for herself in getting all of the candles blown out. I tell you, she was a HOOT!!!! :DNow, it's time to EAT the cupcakes!! Brielle...Bethany...Anna...SuzanBig Brother Jared (and no, that is NOT his Zero that he is drinking. That's mine! ;) )Some of the other guests...Ryan and Grace MJulia and James M having some candle fun too!Grammy! No, that is NOT her hat. That is one of the girlies hats :DRyan enjoying his cake, er, frosting ;)Russell M, who apparently either stole some cupcake from Brielle or Brielle, as she is known to do, pawned off her remaining cupcake to Russell. In any case, he was SO funny with that cake :DGracie playing with Anna. Too sweet!Anna checking out the many red, black and ladybug balloonsGrammy with Brielle'yGrammy with Anna PieLadybug door decorations, made by Mama ;)G&G Carlson got the girlies pink Cozy Coupes. Our neighbor handed down one to us but the 5 kids were always fighting over it. No more. Now, Jared can use the one we received from the neighbor and the girlies each have their own set of pink wheels!
Jared, enjoying his carBrielle in hersAnna in hers. It looks like she is being a safe driver and looking back before backing up. Good job girly! - Ha! ;)Ooops! I guess hers ran out of gas, though. Anna pushing hersAnd in case you were wondering what were the girlies' birthday outfits, here you go. Bethany can be my model :DAgain, we give God HUGE praises for our girlies! Thank you Lord!!!!