Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Hope Elizabeth!!

You may want to grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up, because this post is long. Hey, you don't turn 4 everyday!!!

My dear sweet, sassy daughter came into this world with me screaming, but she's added spice and piazzas ever since. More on that later.

Festivites started on Friday when a package from Meemaw and Grandpa arrived in the mail. SOOOOO excited!!
It's so fun to have gifts come to your house!!

Yes she is daddy's little girl!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts, she loves them all!!

Pierce also couldn't wait to give her the card that he made for her. He also wrote her a sweet note and bought her some gum and candy with his own money. He's a very thoughtful brother.And Hope thinks so too. So sweet!!!
And today is the actual big day!!! The day we've talked about for what seems like weeks!! She's so happy to turn 4 and most of all that she would be having some very important visitors :)
This is Hope's best friend Mya. They are two peas in a pod, and Hope COULD NOT WAIT to have her over.
Look who else was here!! Maggie May!! Look at her standing!! She's almost 1!! Seriously, these kids grow up way too fast.
Oh, and there's Cameron too!!! Maggie and Cameron shared a little moment. Chatted about bottles and paci's. Cameron gave Maggie some tips on how to make her mom let her keep her beloved paci ;-)
And Cooper!! Who is a big 3 year old now!! Wasn't he just born too?? Pretty funny, he grabs a hold of his mom's I-phone and goes to town on the games.

The original plan of the day was to have a cook out and take the kids to the park, but the weather was not cooperating. So we all loaded up and went to Chuck E Cheese for some kid paradise!!

Here's my great friends who drove 4 hours in one day so we could all be together. I love these girls, and all their offspring ;)
She looks a little like deer in headlights here. HA!
Fun stuff I tell ya!
Jami and her boys!!
And these two little dudes had a blast with each other. They haven't seen each other in a long time, and played, played, played. Levi really wanted to spend the night, and Pierce cried after they left.
Of course we had to do our traditional self portrait. No day is complete without this.
We headed back home after we played our hearts out so we could play more, and of course have cupcakes and presents!! Please excuse the 5 candle. I failed as a mom on this one. No 4's at home. She can add this to her therapy bill when she's grown ;)
She got so many great things!! All things a little girl could want!!

She's a blessed little girl with great friend and family.And she still has more to come next weekend!! Our kids are so spoiled!!
HA!! Look who was enjoying his cupcake. Oh, his SECOND cupcake, because "mommy ruined the first one" Too funny Cooper!!

Oh, and believe it or not, Rico was there too. And I might say, a little out of his element. Surrounded by women, and children. Not a grown man in sight. He had to listen to conversation of babies, shopping, and girly gossip. I do believe this picture Don't feel to bad for him though, he managed to play x-box with the boys. All, for the children, right?? ;)
We haven't had a group shot in a long time. Amazing how much all these kids are changing!!!
Me and my girlies. It's hard to move away from your best friends!!! It made me feel really loved to have them drive down for today. I love you guys!!!
And have I mentioned how much I love this one?? Oh, how I wanted you!! I wanted to have another child so bad, and wasn't sure I could/should have one, but you were destined to be. Our HOPE for another child, our HOPE for a healthy child, our HOPE for a little girl. OUR HOPE ELIZABETH. Here I am ready to have my baby!!Little did I know what a mess I was in for. My epidural dislodged and I had her natural. It was awful. I was a maniac, a complete idiot. Crying, screaming, cursing, but she was all worth it.
Happy 4th birthday baby girl. Mommy and daddy love you!!!!


Beth, Joshua, Isabella and McKinley said...

What a precious post.... and those are some awesome friends :-)

Happy Birthday Hope!

Jami said...

What a great post!!! You may have had her natural but you sure do looked drugged up in that last one :)
We had a great time! Can't wait for our next adventure.

The McAfee's said...

What a great post!!! Happy birthday, Hope!!

Susie said...

Love the post. You are so blessed with beautiful children!! Happy Birthday Hope!!

Jaime Mac said...

You are seriously cracking me up! Love love love the pic or Rico & Maggie! Hilarious! ( & hope posing in front of her 5th bday candle is awesome!)
Glad your besties came & hung out for the day! Yay for a fun day! (thx for the labor pictures too!).

Arthur Family said...

Sweet post! Let her birthday go on forever!

Jill said...

I love this. . .and how you guys decided on her name! ;) Happy Birthday, Hope!

Tracey said...

Great post! I love you and miss you. We had a great day!! I'm so glad that God gave you and Paul little HOPE!!!

melanie said...

What a beautiful little girl! Happy birthday!
Matt is counting down the days till Paul comes home for Easter and a visit.

Brittany said...

Sweet baby Hope!! You made me cry!!

You have some really great friends:) Hope we can build new friendships here....can't wait!