Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Cadence!

Yesterday, our little girl turned 4! As Brad pointed out, baby-hood (for us) tends to go slow, but now time is just flying by.
We had a family birthday celebration on Monday since that's Brad's day off. First, we went to the Longmont Rec Center to swim. It was a fun pool! They had a lazy river, which Brad and I really liked, and a kid area with a slide and various water fountains. We all had so much fun swimming! There were two big slides, also, but they weren't open...bummer. It was also great because there was only one other kid there and one old man who kept walking in circles around the lazy river, so it wasn't crowded at all.
Next, Cadence wanted chicken nuggets for lunch from McDonald's. After rest time, we sang "Happy Birthday" to Cadence, ate cake, and she opened her presents! Finn also got a couple of presents/party favors. They both got "pillow pets" and "zhu-zhu pets". Finn decided to give his zhu- zhu pet a bath while we weren't looking, so he was pretty upset when it stopped working. Luckily, we got it dried out and he worked again!
Cadence loved her unicorn pillow pet. For dinner, the birthday girl requested pizza. It was a very healthy day.:)
Cadence said that her favorite princess is Ariel, so I made a "Princess Ariel" cake. It was so much fun to make! I used "funfetti" for the cake part, which was kind of dry, but the strawberry frosting was delicious! That's the only part Cadence really ate, the frosting.
Pugsley didn't know what to think of the zhu-zhu pet. "Is he trying to eat my food?" "Is he going to replace me?"

She also got some presents from friends and family, which was so generous of everyone. Kelli, Bryan, Sophie and Clara gave her Bear Bucks to Build-a-Bear. It will be so much fun for Cadence to make her very own stuffed animal! Granny and Papa gave Cadence a ton of very cute clothes (see the picture above in the tutu), a book, shoes, a fairy and an Angelina Ballerina doll. This coming weekend Cadence and Finn are going to go swimming, again, with Grandma and Grandpa to celebrate her birthday with them. I'm sure that will be fun (and a little break for Brad and I)!
Yesterday, on her actual birthday, Cadence went to preschool. When I picked her up I gave her some flowers, she loves getting flowers.

Here is a better picture of Aria in her Halloween costume (she's just so cute, I wanted you to see).


  1. Cadence looks happy as a clam! She's a blessed little girl, getting to do all that fun stuff!
    I can't believe she's four! Yikes!

  2. You are such a wonderful mother and cake maker. It was a wonderfully happy birthday party and SO MUCH FUN!