Wednesday, December 09, 2009

It's 3 days late, but Happy 4th Birthday, Anna Ruth!

Anna Ruth is becoming so grown-up! She is a sweet, very loving, talkative, emotional, expressive, opinionated, girly-girl. She loves to dance, sing, laugh, and be tickled. She is into all things girl: baby dolls, dress-up, jewelry, shoes, lipgloss, purses, barbies, dollhouses, princesses, etc. She has also gotten into horses recently. For her birthday, she requested a violin (which she did not get), a purple kite (which she did not get--I've had a hard time finding a purple one), a baby sister (which she did not get--that one's partly up to God anyway), and a horse cake (glad that I could come through on one of the requests!). I found some great directions online for making a horse cake, and it came out quite nicely, I think.
Anyway, we celebrated early over Thanksgiving with her cousins, and then we also celebrated on the actual day with both sets of grandparents. She got lots of fun stuff, including a great tutu made by Aunt Sarah! She loved wearing it to her ballet class.
She specifically requested a "man barbie" so that he could dance with her girl barbie. And she loved getting new outfits for her baby doll.

We love you, Anna Ruth! You're our little princess, and you bring so much joy into our lives. We are looking forward to another wonderful year with you!

8 comments:

Renie said...

Somebody made a ribbon Xmas tree shirt. Did you make it, Olivia? It's so cute!

the skocelai said...

a "man" barbie.... that cracks me up!

Olivia said...

Yes, Renie, I admit I stole your idea. I saw it and thought it was cute and thought I could try my hand at making one. I found the ribbon for $1 at Target, and got the shirt at Wal-mart for $4, so it ended up being a really cheap and cute holiday shirt.

Brittany said...

Hi there. I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway for Sew, Mama, Sew! (My giveaway was for the Twilight coin purse). I had so much fun with that, and I hope you did, too.

Your daughter's horse cake turned out great! I should keep that in mind for next year.

Renie said...

That's why I stole the idea for the shirt from another person too. Super cheap! I had a really hard time keeping my ribbon straight as I sewed it though so it was time intensive. Did you have a hard time?

Olivia said...

I actually used permant fabric glue, and so far it has worked out great! I cut the ends of the ribbon and then used fray check on the ends and then glues them down. I made two different shirts, and have washed them several times already, and they seem to be holding up just fine.
(I don't sew really at all, except for buttons!)

Memaw Hamlin said...

Anna Ruth's gift she keeps CLOSEST to her is the lipgloss...has she run out of it yet? Looking forward to seeing all at Holden Beach!

the skocelai said...

Hey Olivia! We took her to a pediatric dentist. They had all sorts of great bells and whistles to make the experience a positive one. So important to me, since she has genetic predisposition to terrible teeth which will equal lots of cavities no matter what she does.