After much anticipation, and with plenty of fanfare and celebration, Alethea turned four yesterday! Somehow it sounds different to say I have a four year old. Four is just different than three. Here are a few pictures from her special day, soon to be followed, I hope, by a birthday letter.
Seriously contemplating those cupcakes!
My mom and sister Alyssa made her this beautiful prairie girl outfit. Needless to say, she loves it!
My other sister, Gloria, made her a lovely poppy garland.
Erik and I gave her a treasure hunt, with this dollhouse at the end. (We found it on Craigslist in December, and were so excited to finally get to give it to her!) My parents gave her a tiny family of dolls for Christmas, and now they have a home. She is having so much fun with this, and I love to listen to her play.
She keeps saying "My dollhouse is the best thing Daddy every gave me!"
Every year I make her a "poppy dress". Here is The Poppy Dress #4. I really love how this one turned out. I've liked them all, but this one may be my favorite. I love how feminine and sweet it is, and the whimsical touch the bloomers add. You can see the rest of The Poppy Dresses here.
Happy birthday my sweet, sweet Poppy! I love you my girl.