Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Girl!

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I don't think I've ever seen someone as excited for their birthday as my Annaboo has been. FINALLY, the day was here, and I think it was everything she imagined.

Daddy worked from home and they all went to Monkey Joes (those pictures are on Dad's camera, but I'll get them up soon!)

There was a big pile of presents and cards just waiting for her, and Sissy even brought balloons home.

Drew met us for dinner at Fudd*ruckers and we all celebrated our precious girl turning FIVE! She picked Fudds completely on her own, because she loves playing the games there :)

She was finally allowed to do the driving game there, with a little help from Daddy!

One of the cashiers announced her birthday over the speakers and brought an ice cream sundae out for her.

She came home and her long awaited for bike was there to greet her! That was the ultimate excitement, considering she has been asking for a "princess bike with training wheels" for the past year!

There was delicious vanilla cake with chocolate icing that she and I made together yesterday...

Yes, it was truly the perfect way of celebrating our not-so-baby girl.

And to my sweet FIVE year old,

I love you more than words could ever express. It feels like just yesterday that we celebrated your first birthday half a world away from where you were... and to think you are already FIVE! Please stop growing up on me! Thank you for all of the joy, love, and excitement you bring to our family every day. I cannot imagine life without you and I am so thankful that God blessed us with YOU! I hope your fifth year is the best yet and that all of your birthday wishes come true!

I love you, big girl!
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18 comments:

Lindy said...

She is so beautiful in that picture of her on the bike wearing a crown. What a happy girl she is!

Julie said...

AC, glad you had a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

CUTE - every one of you!

Melanie said...

Sweet AC! Those pictures are adorable! She's growing up too fast! =) I love the one of her in front of the cake, she looks sooo happy! =)
I'm glad she had a wonderful day!
Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Kristi said...

Happy, happy birthday sweet AC! I'm so glad it was everything you had dreamed it would be!

JEN said...

What gorgeous happy pictures. God BLess you little one on your 5th!

Staci said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful birthday princess!! Gorgeous pictures! And looks like an amazingly fun birthday celebration! Happy Happy 5th Birthday AnnaClaire!!! (your little bow buddy says Happy Birthday to you, too!) :)

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday AC!!!
It was wonderful to read about your grand day!

Jocelyn-Chris said...

I love the excitement of little ones as their birthdays approach. Happy Birthday, AnnaClaire!

Debbie said...

What a precious princess. Happy birthday AC.

Dawn said...

LOVE IT!!!! So glad it was so perfect.... ;-)
Beks is right behind her. Can't believe it!!! I remember them in China soooo vividly. WHA..... my baby is growing up too. Hugs!!!

Dawn said...

LOVE IT!!!! So glad it was so perfect.... ;-)
Beks is right behind her. Can't believe it!!! I remember them in China soooo vividly. WHA..... my baby is growing up too. Hugs!!!

Keri said...

AnnaClaire looks so beautiful and so, so, happy! I hope her birthday was wonderful!

Keri

Traci said...

I'm a little late... hope it was the happiest of birthdays! love the banner, did you make it?

Pam said...

Traci,
The banner was purchased at magiccabin.com.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Happy Belated Birthday AnnaClaire!

I chuckled just a bit when Maddy and I saw her birthday cake... it's the same cake Maddy has asked for. (sorta) Chocolate with Sprinkles. :0)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that toothless grin! AC is getting so big.

Sammons said...

Oh my goodness is she ever the most beautiful % year old Birthday Princess!!!! We are on some of the same yahoo groups, had to stop over and see how big everyone is getting! Your in my fave list now so I'll be sure to be here regularly hehe! My little princess wil celebrate 1 yr together in a week and then turn 2 in a month!! Time flies! So glad God blessed us with a heart to understand that there is always room for one more. Can't wait to see whats next :)

Wife of the Pres. said...

happy 5th birthday AC!

a bit belated but still very happy nonetheless!

our S turned 5 just a few weeks ago! maybe one of these days you two can meet!

And your mommies and big sister can catch up!

miss you pam and emily!!! {{HUGS}}