Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Gracie!

Our little Gracie turned 3 on Saturday. We had a lot of fun celebrating her big day. It's the first year she has really understood that it was her birthday and was telling everyone " It's my bertday!" We started the day by taking her out to breakfast at IHOP since she LOVES pancakes. When we are at home she'll eat 5 or 6 ...of course when we went to the restaurant she ate about 2 bites and spent the rest of the time trying to talk to all the people we were sitting next to! (we don't get out much!:) ) The best part was when they came out and sang Happy Birthday to her. We thought that she would love it but it kind of scared her to have all these strangers to come out of nowhere clapping and singing/yelling some strange chant/song! However, they gave her some ice cream and left and she kept talking about the people clapping at her for her "Bertday":) She thought it was pretty cool! After IHOP we went home to open presents . She got some great stuff (thanks everyone!) The only thing she had been asking for was a bike so she was pretty disappointed after opening all her presents and no bike, so when Jake brought it out you should have seen her face...it was priceless! Showing that she is now 3!

She was just so excited to see her brand new "Retro Red Radio Flyer Trike"! So was Brynlee!

Taking Brynlee for a spin! Gracie never gets very far on it because she stops every few feet to ring the bell...you'll always know when she's comin!
Isn't she cute!
Eating her ice cream at IHOP...yes it was like 10am!
The only other thing Gracie asked for besides a bike was a race car cake...she thought this "Bertday tate" was pretty neat:)
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!




On a second note, Jake and I happen to share our anniversary with Gracie's birthday. Since we don't ever get to do much celebratin' I at least wanted to tell my wonderful husband Happy Anniversary... it's been the best 6 years ever:) I love you!

12 comments:

Kenna said...

It is hard to have your anniversary on your kids birthday. But I wouldn't change having Gracie in our family. I love you too Kenna. That cold day in December by the rock wall at your parents house. You made me the happiest man ever and I am so blessed to be sealed to you forever.
Love Jake

Alicia said...

Hi Kenna. I left you a comment before, but I don't now if you remember me. I am a fellow "montana girl". Anyways, I think it is so fun that you share your Anniversary with Gracie's birthday...me and my husband Wade are in the same boat!!! Shelby was born the day before our 3rd Anniversary, so I know how it is not being able to really celebrate the anniversary! I loved her birthday cake, did you make it!?

S&J Jones Family said...

What a cute cake! Good job! Happy anniversary :) You guys are a cute couple.

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

Oh, sweet Gracie! She is getting so big and grown up! You always have the most darling cakes for your girls. I love that she wanted a race car cake. Jake must be proud :) And Happy Anniversary too!

Matt and Adge said...

what a fun day for little gracie. and that is a great-looking cake. you seem to have a knack for cake decorating.

Cindy said...

Can I hire you for my kids b-days?? You do make the best cakes ever. They are just too cute. Oh Gracie, she's just the cutest!

Alicia said...

We are living in Heber. Wade is working for an Engineering company here in town and for now we are renting his boss' house (they just bought a new one), but we aren't complaining about the yard...we love it! Anyways, such a small world, but I met your cousin Liz! She just lives a little ways away, but when we moved in her and her dad came over to introduce themselves! Her dad knows my parents, of course from the Stake in MT and just happened to be in town when we were moving in! Anyways, what a small world huh!? Congrats on your new baby!!!

The Bennions said...

Oh my gosh that was so cute! Gracie and her car cake, ha ha I'm gonna use that one for Tyler next year thanks for the idea it was really cute! I love it when they have been asking for something and then finally get it for their birthday, I think I'm more excited than .they are sometimes (especially since the only time they get presents around our house is on their bday and xmas. It was so cute to see Brynlee riding on the back of the bike, and Gracies cute smile is so sweet. We can't wait to see you guys this summer! love krista

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Gracie! Looks like you had a fun day (ice cream at 10am would make anyday great!) And Happy Anniversary!

April said...

Kennos... your kids are so dang cute!!!! They could look like twins too! That picture of Gracie on her Retro Red radio Flyer Trike is so classic... that is one to frame for sure...it's got that old-time photo feel to it. I love it!!

By the way, Happy 6th Anniversary!! Hope you were able to enjoy it!! miss ya!

Derek and Melinda said...

Congratulations on six years of bliss and on the impending arrival. I am guessing a baby boy that will come one week early. Good luck!!

Bethany said...

What a fun day. I'm looking forward to the day when Roman gets excited for his birthdays (afterall, I still get excited for my own:)) That cake looks fantastic...and scrumptious. You're such a good mommy.