Monthly Archives: September 2016

Helen Jeanette’s 3rd Birthday Party


Helen Jeanette had a wonderful birthday party this weekend! It was much anticipated and much enjoyed by our sweet little girl. Killian looks miserable in most of the pictures, but I think he had a good time too. His pirate outfit was incredibly cute but it was 90 degrees so he went topless for the entire party.



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Face painting station, I was especially happy with how this turned out!
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The theme was “fairy tales” and my Mom dressed as a chicken. Chicken Little maybe?


Cinderella and Jake the Pirate making an experience was supposed to be a surprise but Helen Jeanette didn’t seem especially surprised. She was happy to see them though!


Helen Jeanette was so earnest in all her conversations with Cinderella. I overheard one conversation where Helen Jeanette said “Actually there are two fairy godmothers.”

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The girl loves to dance!

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All the kids gathered around to sing Happy Birthday to her.

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We sang Happy Birthday again right before we cut the cake.

webimg_8771 Afterwards we asked her what he favorite part of the party was and she said “eating cake.”


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She was a wonderful hostess and greeted most of her friends by running down the driveway to hug them.


Megan and Will came all the way from Charleston for the party!

Helen Jeanette turns 3


Helen Jeanette climbed in our bed this morning around 4:30. I sleepily sang her happy birthday and she responded ‘I’m just going to sleep a couple more minutes.’ After cuddling her while dozing off Chris and I both got up to get ready for work. When I got out of the shower she was sitting sleepily in bed and said ‘Is today my birthday?’ Her sweet smile when I told her yes was so heartwarming.

She wanted to eat Cheerios with a big spoon while we waited for Oma Leni to arrive with the doughnuts. We sang happy birthday before giving her a doughnut and she grinned ear to ear the whole time.
After breakfast we let her open presents in the sunroom. My favorite was after she opened her Cinderella dress when she said ‘This is my dress. My brother gave it to me.’ She was so happy and sweet.