Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Four is Fantastic!

can you believe our gianna is four!?  i can't.  it was just yesterday that she came into our lives and brought us so much light and love...right?

a colella kiddo tradition is that they have balloons in their room on their birthday, so here was her room as she slept...
in the morning, she woke up and came to my side of the bed and whispered..."thank you for the balloons, momma".  so sweet! 
her very first present she opened on her birthday was from roman. he picked out zuma from paw patrol for her and as you can see, she was thrilled!
we were able to fit in a couple more presents before we had to get ready for school. 
a box full of new dresses!  she was so excited.
"momma, can you take my picture with all of my balloons?"
her birthday also happened to be picture day for her, so we got her all dolled up in a new dress.  doesn't she look so old?  ack!
later that evening, after we got home from school, we headed upstairs to open some more presents.  she was super excited to open some new paw patrol underpants.  and since she had been staying dry overnight for a couple of weeks, she was allowed to wear big girl underpants to bed that night!!
snuggles for sherriff callie and her trusty steed, sparky
and then, back downstairs for some more presents from our family up north.  

gg sent her this beautiful angel, which she calls a fairy.  *side note* this angel is called the angel of gratefulness, which is so appropriate right now since we are working on gratitude.  normally, gianna is very thankful, but there have been some instances where she doesn't quite show it and we are trying to get better at that, so i'm super happy to have this angel of gratefulness watching over her.  thanks gg!


 nana sent this fishing pole and other goodies, but that fishing pole was a favorite! thanks nana!
mommom sent this new suitcase, which she promptly filled with all her new treasures and has taken with her all over the house and even in the car a few times.  thanks mommom!
since she had her paw patrol cake at her party, i didn't make another one for her birthday.  but, toby bought her a little one shaped like a flower, so pretty. 

and, if you know our princess at all, you know that she LOVES vanilla ice cream cones.  so, that was her special birthday treat. 
we head to the doctor tomorrow for her 4 year checkup, so i'll check back in with her stats!  my guess is that she's grown 3-4 inches this year...she's sprouting right up!

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