Sunday, December 9, 2007

My Baby Turns 3: Dora Style

I can not believe it. Sara Kate turned 3 on Thanksgiving Day this year. Which made us all the more thankful on this Thanksgiving especially considering the ordeal she went through last year. (see Sara Kate's saga link on left.) It seemed like she had 3 parties, since we sang to her at my parents after the Thanksgiving meal, and we had cake at Brad's family get together as well. But, her real party was the Sunday after on 11/25. She just LOVES Dora, and had decided she wanted a Dora party in August right after her older brother's Spiderman shin-dig.

I borrowed some ideas from my genius friend, Tammy; and we did the party just like a Dora episode on TV. Tammy drew me up a "map" that showed the kids how to get to the birthday cake. While we were waiting for everyone to arrive, the kids colored Dora pictures; and once everyone was there we got out the "Map" and went on our journey. We had to go through the "spooky forest", past "Isa's Garden" and over "Bubble Bridge" all while collecting goodies for their goody bag. Then, they finally made it to the cake; where we sang and ate before tearing (literally) into the presents.

It was a lot of fun, and a joy to do for my Katie-Bell. She had SO been looking forward to her party. Again, she was confused about birthday parties in general and had been patiently waiting since her brother's in August. Not to mention, it was confusing to her since her party was a few days after her actual birthday. Enjoy this little story that proves she was ready for her party......

On the week before her party, we went out to eat at Logan's after church. The people sitting next to us had a person celebrating a birthday, so, as usual all the waiters and waitresses came nearby to sing to them. When they were finished, Sara Kate started crying, saying "wheres my party?" The manager happened to be standing nearby when Sara Kate started the water works and heard Sara Kate ask about her party. I guess she felt sorry for her, so a few minutes later our waitress came over with a complimentary "birthday" dessert. She thoroughly enjoyed it!! So, thank you Logan's for making her feel special; but just to be sure you don't think she was too pitiful, the child had no fewer than 4 birthday cakes. (one on her actual birthday, one on Brad's family get together, one at her party, and one at Logan's). She was well recognized and had no lack of sugar.

Oh, by the way, I realized that on my Thanksgiving post I forgot to share a fun fact. I'm very sorry, but I guess the fact is: I'm forgetful. Ok, I know thats a cheap trip, but here is one for this post:
FUN FACT #3: Blogging is cool. It really is. Honestly, it is a tad therapeutic; at least for me anyway. But seriously, this is such an easy way to let friends and family know how we are doing; especially those that we don't get to see often. And, here comes the guilt. If you don't blog you should. I really enjoy sitting down to the computer every so often and 'quick as a click' I can see our friends and their children and get updated on what's going on in their lives. So, join me in cyberspace, would you? It really is easy, and if I can do it you can too....and should.


We are Tim & Chelle said...

Happy Birthday sweet Sara Kate!!!

Tammy Hildebrand said...

OK, genius is a little bit of a stretch! Sara Kate is precious!