Maelie turned 4 one week ago. But due to vacationing family members, we decided to hold off a week on the party. So yesterday we had 8 little girls over to the house, along with grandparents, a couple of aunts and my friend Amanda, and had a proper ballerina party. I asked Maelie's pre-ballet teacher come by and give a little lesson to the girls. It was adorable!
(Pics by my talented Mother in law - I was too busy to snap much of anything!)
We had strawberry cupcakes, coconut cake, jumbo gumballs, M&Ms, raspberry lemonade and pink milk. And she blew out 4 pink candles with white polka dots. It was a momentous day indeed! The kids all played a rousing game of pin the tutu on the ballerina. She danced and played with her little friends and cousins and got a pile of presents. It was a perfect party!
Turning 4 has definitely been difficult for me. I guess I have felt like 3 and under are still the baby years. But 4 is big kid. And I guess I wasn't ready for my baby to turn into a big girl. But I'm slowly getting used to it. (Of course, today when she started talking about her 5th birthday party and I realized that she only has 51 weeks of her being 4, I nearly had another meltdown!)
I had a very insightful interview with her last week on her birthday and I will posting those Q's and A's tomorrow. She is such an interesting girl!
Happy birthday Maelie Kate! We love you VERY much!!