But anywho, back to Sophia is 4! Yes, it is true, my little munchkin turned four at the end of January.
Typically we have a big party: Last year was face painting and balloon animals. The year before was a huge Cambodian/American shindig at our house, and more of the same the year before.
This year, beings I just had the surgery, I wasn't feeling the party vibe. So my family came the weekend before her birthday to celebrate and then on her birthday my sister and I took Sophia and her BFF out for a girl's day!
Let's back up a step...I had carpal tunnel release surgery on the 25th, my family came on the 26th. I won't be able to pipe frosting for about two months my doctor estimates. I refused to buy a store-bought cake, so who in the world frosted Sophia's Justin Bieber Fouth Birthday cake?
Well of course my brother, sister, and mom stepped in for me!
None are great with a decorating bag...so let's just look at the
|Levi, my brother, hard at work piping the cake|
|Ann playing chef (in Sophia's hat) I love Sophia's face in the corner looking at her Aunt!|
|Ah yes, our mom. Jill. Also taking a whirl in the chef hat!|
|Levi piping a dot border|
|Bahah I love my family for trying so hard!! Now they don't take me for granted!|
|Nothing like some Justin Bieber figurines. Yes, we will be going to one of his concerts this summer...|
|The top view of the cake when it was all done. *twitching eye*|
|Sophia didn't care! It had her Justin Bieber on it!!|
|She wished for "lots of kisses from mommy" I love her!|
|I really wanted to make the Bieber cake. Lots of purple, something clever about "Boyfriend and happy birthday" oh well! I love my family for trying for Sophia. But I do like to flashback at this awesome Phineas and Ferb cake I made her last year. OY!!!!!!!! From Phineas and Ferb to Justin Bieber in ONE year. Why do they grow up so quickly?|
And now for all the family shots:
Uncle Levi and Sophia
Great Grandpa Wayne and Sophia
Me one day post carpal tunnel surgery (I couldn't do my hair, makeup...nothing), my hubs Channa, and our big 4-year-old girl!!
So after family day over the weekend, we had girl's day!!
Sophia chose to take her BFF, Jordyn. My sister came and we made a day trip to Des Moines.
But first the girls got princess up-do's by my friend, Monica (glitter spray and all)
Then we had lunch at Old Chicago (pizza was her choice for lunch)
Got our nails did (shellac anyone? in hot pink...yes, please!)
Then a trip to build-a-bear!
For dinner Sophia chose Mexican (her favorite) because she wanted to be sang to and wear the hat!
Large picture: Sophia enjoying the sombrero and fried ice cream!
Bottom L-R: Sophia giving her Papa "too much kisses" at dinner.
Jordyn and Sophia with their build-a-bear creations
Jordyn and Sophia with their princess up-dos! (matching of course)
The side-view of Sophia's hair.
Right Top-Bottom: Me and my munchkin before we started the day.
Me and my wonderful seester, Ann (www.ladylovescoffee.com)
The girls with their purple zebra and glitter nails.
It was a fun day!
Despite having a sore hand all day both days, it was wonderful.
Time passes to quickly and I can't believe we were having a girl's day already. It doesn't seem possible.
Happy Birthday, Sophia!