When little girls… (February 20)

…turn 4, they get to make all the choices on their special day!

Genevieve’s big day began with a choice of where to play – inside or outside? Some sunshine had crept into the forecast, and so Vivi had the option of playing inside at Perch and Play, or outside at Lynden’s City Park. I wasn’t sure which way she would go, but it turns out that she’s an outdoor girl and she picked City Park!

On the way, we stopped by the Farmer’s Market, where Vivi got to choose any pretzel she wanted. She chose “chocolate” – a pretzel stick sliced in half and filled with Nutella. She was pretty happy with that choice!

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At City Park, the sun was bright and the sky was blue and there was plenty of fun just waiting to be had!

First, pictures in the park…

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Then off to the playground!

Climbing towers…

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Down the tube-slide…

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Round-and-round on the tire swing…

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Big brother’s help on the ropes…

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Found you!

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Then time to go!

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And a choice of balloons – the biggest butterfly you ever saw!

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“And what would like for a snack, Vivi?” 

“Chips and salsa!” she says, although she actually only likes to eat the chips and watch other people eat the salsa!

“And what would you like for lunch, Genevieve?”

“Pea-butter-an-jelly-samiches!”, of course, which Daddy cut into heart-shapes for her special day!

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“Are you ready for cake and presents, Vivi?”


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Well, mostly…A little tuckered but still “thumbs-up” for the next activity!

Pictures first though, ma’am!

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Happy birthday to you…

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Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Vivi, Happy birthday to you!

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Blow out the candle….

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And cut the cake…

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And open presents!

Genevieve wanted to open the biggest present first :), which was from Mimi…

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The soft little Alpaca-hand-puppet was an instant favorite!

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Alpacas give the best kisses!

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This year, Asher carved a piece of soapstone for Vivi…

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And Spencer collected some shells at the beach!

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One final choice…

“Vivi, what movie would you like to watch for your birthday?”


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And so there they were, 3 kiddos, 3 blankets, and 1 wooly Alpaca snuggled on the couch watching Frozen, winding down from a truly delightful day!


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