She has been counting down for so long, looking forward to her special day. One of the things we did for her birthday, that actually happened a couple of weeks ago was Disney on Ice. Audrey saw an advertisement for it a couple of months ago and really seemed interested, so we thought that might be a fun thing to do. It was on November 10th and it was a really fun night!
It was just Adam, Me, and Audrey for the evening. (Luke stayed home with Grammy.) Audrey was pretty excited the whole ride to Salt Lake.
Once we got to our seats, she seemed pretty anxious for the show to start.
To pass the time we took a few pictures:
The show was great. They did little Cliff Notes-Style presentations of lots of their stories: Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Incredibles, Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Snow White, and the "MCs" were Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. The finale of the show was a dance with all of the Disney Princesses and their Princes. It was a lot of fun. And Audrey really enjoyed it!
Yesterday was a great day too! We spent the morning as usual - playing together. A few days leading up to her birthday, we'd asked her what kind of cake she wanted, to which she would reply, "all the colors of the rainbow". I wasn't sure what I'd do for it, but then remembered a rainbow cake I'd seen on someone's blog a few years ago that would work. So I make her cake in the morning. Then Audrey requested a Happy Meal for lunch (she still calls it a Happy Milk - which we think is adorable). She took a nap in the afternoon, so I took the opportunity to put up a Happy Birthday sign and hang some pink and purple streamers... and decorate her cake. Oh, and Audrey had started to change her answer to the cake question - she started saying she'd like a pink cake. (This was, of course, AFTER the rainbow cake had baked... so I decided to make the frosting pink!) It turned out pretty good. I am not, admittedly, a very precise baker. The food I make tastes good, but does not always win tons of points on presentation! This was no exception.
I neglected to take a picture of it before we cut into it, but I did manage to snap one of the inside, so you can see "all the colors of the rainbow"!
Audrey really loved it! It was a big hit. We shared the night with Grammy, Granny Lynnie, and Aunt Rachel, who all came bearing gifts that Audrey was super excited about! Among them: a "Barbie" make-up set, a cute rag doll, and a couple of Barbie dolls with extra clothes.
I realized only this morning when I uploaded the pictures from our camera, that we only took videos last night (except the one picture of the cake!). Epic Fail! (I guess there's always next year!)
Happy Birthday to our cute little FOUR year old!