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 February...so 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 time...it 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



11 comments:

Alicia said...

LOVE the theme, at least she knew what she wanted and was VERY consistant!!! :) Shelby keeps changing her mind about her party! LOL

Cute hair by the way, it looks very fun!!! Makes me miss my short hair.

Your girls are adorable! I can't believe how fast they are growing up!!!

krista said...

That was all just so cute. I miss you guys so much!! What fun parties! I'll keep the Tony Hawk secret:) I'm glad she had some good bday celebrating. That first picture of Brynlee in her hula attire just made me miss her so much!!! Tell the girls hello from Ohio for us!!!

Peggy Merrell said...

Ok, I'm laughing at your post Kenna! It was very entertaining! What sweet little girls you have! Seeing all of you up in MT made me miss the days when we had Murdock Family Reunions and your kids were little! Wow, I think I'm going to ask for a hula party and see if I get that kind of response! Wait..they may have to special order my grass skirt. I'd better get busy getting the word out pronto-ha!

Peggy Merrell said...

What I meant was when YOU kids were little.

Derrik and Claire said...

OOOHH Brynlee, I miss her snuggles and lisp! I think she is so darn cute that she could pull off that outfit in public any day. It truly is Brynlee in an outfit. Her reaction to opening that present was priceless. I'm glad she got to celebrate her birthday three times! She is so special she deserves it! I'm glad we got to be at her hula party, it was so fun. We miss you guys so much! love ya!

The Bennions said...

Boy do we ever miss all of you. Thanks for the cute post Kenna. It "warms the cockles of my heart" to see Brynlee riding her Tony Hawk Hula bike with her purple horse princess tutu outfit. What we all dreamed of when we were four!! Marlene has unbelievable skills! Loved the cake and the look on Brynlee and Gracies faces with the Princess "nightdown"! We are having withdrawals--we need a little Lydia in the morning!! Come back soon! Love you, mom

karajason said...

I feel for Gracie. I think it's cute that her shirt says make every day happy when she looks so upset! I sure miss you guys. I don't think I even know who Tony Hawk is. Is that bad? Love you guys!

karajason said...

I feel for Gracie. I think it's cute that her shirt says make every day happy when she looks so upset! I sure miss you guys. I don't think I even know who Tony Hawk is. Is that bad? Love you guys!

karajason said...

I feel for Gracie. I think it's cute that her shirt says make every day happy when she looks so upset! I sure miss you guys. I don't think I even know who Tony Hawk is. Is that bad? Love you guys!

karajason said...

so for some reason that button i pushed to try to get back to my last page published my comment a bunch of times. ooops!

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

This is such a great post Kenna. Brynlee is a lucky girl! 3 parties, woo-hoo! I LOVE the picture with Lydia in the helmet and Grace's sad face, especially because of what her shirt says :) Oh, little girls are so fun! I want a boy someday, but sometimes I just want more little girls. They are so much fun! Sure wish I could hug you all in person! love ya tons!