Thursday, January 22, 2015

Brooklyn turns 4!

I can't believe I have a 4 year old - that's just a year away from 5 and going to kindergarten!  Brooklyn was so excited for her birthday and asked me every day of January if it was her birthday yet.

We got Brooklyn a doll house and Disney barbies to go with it for her birthday.  She LOVES it and has played with it non stop.  I stayed up until 2 a.m. the night before putting it together.  John was happy to help but I told him I didn't mind doing it - I love putting things together like this.  I was so excited for her to see her present in the morning.  She was the first one awake and immediately saw it.  When I walked in to the living room she already had all her dolls and barbies set up inside and was squealing with excitement (made staying up late totally worth it).  It's huge, but I love it too and we'll have it forever.

She was nice and let Jake help her open her present.

I'm a mean mom and scheduled her 4 year old well visit that morning.  I didn't realize she was going to get shots (I thought they got them at 5).  She was poked 4 times, twice in each arm and cried when they did it.  She stopped crying pretty soon after and I let her pick a treat at the gas station.  She wore her pink band-aids all day and told anyone that would listen that she had gotten shots.

That night we had pizza and cupcakes at the park by our house and invited Mike and Camille and some close friends.  It was so easy and Brooklyn was happy with it.  She picked Frozen cupcakes from Walmart and blue plates.  Everyone was so generous and brought her gifts, which she was thrilled about.

Camille gave her a Target gift card.  The next day I took her and let her pick something out.  She picked out these goggles for swimming (I bought some for Jake too - he was sad the night before and didn't understand why Brooklyn got presents and he didn't).  I text this picture to Camille of them.

One of her friends gave her these princess paper dolls which she's loved playing with.

I've asked her these same questions on every birthday.  It's fun to see how her answers change:

How old are you? 4 

What's your favorite color?  pink, red, and purple

What's your favorite thing to eat?  melted cheese sandwich and spaghetti

What's your favorite treat?  jolly ranchers

What's your favorite animal? zebra and giraffe

What's your favorite book?  Ariel and Belle

What's your favorite song?  the Family is of God

What's your favorite movie? Little Mermaid

Who's your best friend? Reese, Gretta, and Lexi

What's your favorite thing to do?  play with my dollhouse and unicorns

What do you want to be when you grow up?  a big kid and a mom


  1. I'm so glad that we were back in town to come! It was fun and perfect. I love that doll house, she really will play with it forever. I'm going to steal those questions from you.

  2. Oh, I love her doll house. She is the cutest little girl. Can't believe she is 4. Looks like a really fun day.

  3. So cute to read about her. She is so funny. What a perfect birthday. I can't believe she is 4! That dollhouse and all of those dolls would be Charli's dream come true! Lucky girl!

  4. What a fun dollhouse! Crazy she is 4! She's so cute