Monday, August 30, 2010


I needed this today:)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

3 Parties for Brynlee's 4th Birthday

Our sweet Brynlee turned 4 this month!  She has been requesting a "Hula" birthday since a Hula party (or parties) is what she got.  When we found out we would be in Montana a week before her birthday and that Halle, her cousin, would be there too, it would be a perfect time for a birthday party.  It wasn't until we got to MT that we found out that ALL of the cousins were going to come which made it all the better!  So thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Bennion's perfect backyard setting, cute decorations and Yummy food, Brynlee had a wonderful Hula Birthday!
The Girls...Jake didn't make it there until late that night.Sand Castle Cake... the Chocolate seashells the best part, they were dangerously good!

Brynlee was beyond thrilled about this outfit. My mom and I spotted it at a store and just laughed...if Brynlee were an outfit this is what she would be! When she saw it she exclaimed, "Just what I always wanted!"  There is a better picture of it later on in the post.
Greatest Cousin's Ever!  This is everyone but the 3 Babies.

On our way back from Montana we stopped and stayed the night in Lander with Jake's parents.  Grandma Smith surprised Brynlee with another Hula party!  Brynlee really spread the word about this Hula theme!  Grandma Smith took us all out for pizza then we came home for cake, ice cream and presents!
Such a cute "Hula Girl" Cake.  Brynlee thought is was so neat...and it tasted delicious too!
A Beautiful Princess "Nightdown" (as Brynlee calls them!) So thrilling:)

Even though Brynlee had already had 2 parties by the time we got back to Utah, none of them actually fell on her actual Birthday.  It didn't seem right to not do anything on the special day so once again Brynlee got to celebrate.  This picture cracks me up...I'm not sure who's face is better.  Lydia's Joyful "I'm gonna grab those candle's and I love this helmet face", Brynlee's "Oh yeah all the attentions on me" face or Gracie's"Oh come on, she gets  ANOTHER cake...I want to blow out some candles!" face!  Brynlee was very kind and allowed Gracie to help her blow out the candles this was very sweet:)
Brynlee got her very own Big Girl "Tony Hawk Hula" bike.  Okay so it's really not a "Tony Hawk" bike but we kinda had to tell her it was.  You see we took her to Toy's R Us awhile ago to see what kind of bike she wanted.  To our surprise she passed up every princess sparkly bike and fell in love with a pricey Tony Hawk trick bike, with pegs on the back wheels and all.  When ever anyone asked her what she wanted for her birthday she responded "A Tony Hawk bike" without hesitation.   Well I just couldn't picture my sweet little princess loving girl riding around on this Tony Hawk bike, and there was no way I was going to pay the price for it anways!  So when we found this "Hula" bike we convinced her it was a different Tony Hawk bike and that it fit better with her Hula party.  Luckily she bought it...but nobody tell her it's not really a Tony Hawk bike!!!! 
On the day of her birthday, Brynlee got her hair cut.  When the girl cutting her hair found out it was her birthday she gave her this awesome bow to go with her awesome outfit!  
Luckily I was able to convince Brynlee that is a Birthday outfit, and it can only be worn in public on her birthday!!!  

Happy Birthday Brynlee, we love you some much.  I'm so grateful for your tender heart, spunky spirit, sassy style and your love of snuggling.  May you never loose you lisp or your excitement for life! xoxoxo