Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Birthday...Hope is 3 and 1/2!!

Around here birthdays are celebrated almost every month of the our large extended family someone is always having a party. Hope has been to quite a few parties since January and we could tell she loved each and every one. A few weeks ago she started going around the house stiring in one of her little cups and singing "Happy Birthday" to Hope and saying with a question in her voice "Hopie's Birthday". I told Ronnie that we should just make her a cake and invite the grandchildren over to sing for her since she would soon be exactly 3 and 1/2 years old and had never had a birthday party. Well Daddy thought that we should do a little more than just make a cake so we decided a Wolfhill weiner roast and Birthday Party was just the thing! As you can see Hope really enjoyed her day...we told everyone no presents (the real birthday party is coming up in December) Hope was only interested in the cake, candles, and singing and were we ever right! She was overjoyed and so very happy. I was standing behind her during the singing but everyone said she was so beautiful and looked so precious as we all sang to her. I must say it was a very good idea!!

Hope's very first Birthday Cake...notice the 3 and1/2 candles!!A masterpiece crafted by Mom and Hope.
Hope samples the icing!!

The moment she had been waiting for...candles, cake, and her family singing "Happy Birthday".One very happy little girl! This picture was snapped while we were singing to her.

Cousin Tristan catches a WHOPPER!! There really are big catfish in the pond...they just were not biting that day!!

Hope smiled all evening...she was so very happy.

Well she was smiling right before the snap in this one. Sitting in Grandma's lap enjoying a cupcake.Hope's immediate family sharing her big day!!

Can you say "center of attention"?? The evening was all about Hope!
The kids sitting in Jeff's truck listening to music.

Oh yes there was one guest who was never really invited, and he sure caused a lot of excitement!!



Shawnstribe said...

AWWW so cute,
Happy 3 and a half precious Hope : )

the scrappy chic said...

She is just so adorable!