Lucy celebrated her 4th birthday on Saturday with style!! She shared her birthday with the 24th of July Pioneer Day Celebration.
Once again, thanks to Alyona (Alyona Oborn Photography) for awesome pictures. We have more fun ones to come, but we just took them today and I couldn’t wait to make this post.
She got several fun presents from grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles: Coloring kit, fake nails, magnifying glass, jewelry, cash register, new shoes, and more. Each thing was her “favorite thing that she had always wanted”. It is so fun to have her open her presents because she just loved it all.
Grandma Terri made a bunch of signs and hung them all over the house for Lucy to find when she got up in the morning. The benefits of living with Grandma!!!
The crew at the parade.
The most exciting part of the day – Lucy rode in the Mutton Busting contest at the fairgrounds. Getting ready:
After her ride, they decided to have the entire arena sing “Happy Birthday” to her. What a sight!! I started to get choked up to watch 500+ people sing “Happy Birthday” to my four year old! It was amazing.
The clowns held pretty much every kid on, or pulled them off, to avoid injury.
Her getting her ribbon and with the clown family that helped.
Grandma Anderson bought Lucy a “girlish cake” as Lucy called it. She loved it.
Sam helped blow out the candles. So funny!
She, unfortunately, has to get several cavities fixed. This was the first round, she was laying there getting the gas, which is supposed to make her happy, and did quite the opposite. She did not like the gas at all. Hopefully the next round goes better!
At four years old Lucy is an intelligent, audacious, fun-loving, happy girl. She is independent without being difficult. It is always amazing to hear what will come out of her mouth next. She definitely keeps us on our toes. She is a great big sister and loves to help in any way for any thing. She loves everything “girl” but at the same time loves to play in the dirt and with tools. She is ALWAYS dirty, but adorable anyway. We love her so much and count our blessings for the joy she brings to our lives!