Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Nats!

Natalie celebrated her 4th birthday on Tuesday and we had a blast. We started the morning off with homemade donuts at Natalie's request (ok, as homemade as they get. I love those refrigerated biscuits. They have so many uses).That evening Brett came home a little early from work to start the festivities. Natalie spoiled her surprise by hearing Brett drive up in his truck. She ran out the door before I could stop her and saw in the back of the truck. . .
. . .a new bike, just for her. She was so excited about it that she even forgot to put her shoes on and started riding around in her socks. She jumped right on and started peddling, only to find out that she didn't know how to stop. She was telling the bike to "stop" and it just wasn't listening until she hit the grass. Luckily she didn't fall. We were able to quickly explain to her how to use her brakes and then she was off like a pro (with training wheels of course).

For dinner Natalie requested RIBS! What four year old asks for ribs for dinner? And then rice and carrots? Don't most four year old want pizza or mac and cheese or something like that? We weren't complaining though I guess. Ribs are a delicacy around here. You can see in the following pictures just how much we enjoyed dinner. . .Tanner's favorite part of the meal was chewing on the bones after we got all the meat off.

Bailey and Mom still working on dinner. We always seem to be the last two at the table.
For Natalie's cake she specifically asked for Strawberry Cake. Here is Natalie waiting to blow out her candles. We told her to make a wish, so she put her hands together and said "I wish that. . .". We stopped her just in time and let her know of the tradition of not telling your wish or it won't come true. Who made that silly rule, I don't know. But we are passing on the tradition for some reason. Natalie with her birthday card and hair things from Grandma and Grandpa Bruschke
A card from Great-grandma Betty and Wayne
The card she got from Grandma and Grandpa Higham
And finally the coloring books that she got from Grandma and Grandpa Bruschke. Somehow I didn't get a pictures of the Cinderella doll and Polly Pockets that she got, but she had a great birthday and loved everything that she got.

8 comments:

Ruth said...

I love how kids just LOVE their birthdays! Natalie looks like she had a wonderful time! Your such a good mom to ask your kids what they want for their birthday dinner and what kind of cake they want. I usually ask with a suggestion of something that we already have. Happy Birthday Natalie!

Sarah said...

I can't believe she is 4! It seems like you were just bringing her home and having to put her under the lights...rememmber that? I do and I didn't have to do anything! :) Happy Birthday Nat! I'm glad you guys had fun, and if you are having ribs at her next birthday, can I come?

mostly sane mother said...

Yes, you are a super nice mom. She and Matthew must have some of the same genes. He wanted salmon for his 4th birthday! Where did that come from!!!??? Anyway, looks like you guys had fun. Love the pictures, but they make me miss you even more. It would be fun to be closer and celebrate all of the fun little occasions throughout the year. Thanks for sharing. Love ya.

Brooke and Aaron said...

The girls' birthdays are coming up and I have no idea what to do for them, so thanks for the fun ideas! Looks like Natalie had a great birthday!

Higham Inc. said...

Happy Birthday Natalie! Wow...4 years old! Sounds like you had lots of good food and awesome presents. Looks like your birthday was a blast. Rach I aspire to be like you when it comes to birthdays...you go all out..ribs and doughnuts!

Michelle said...

I love how she started riding the bike without finding out how to stop. So cute!!! You guys are the cutest parents.

Khayyam said...

Man, what a day. I think I'm coming over to your house for my birthday. Donoughts, ribs, strawberry cake and a bike...the perfect birthday for anybody. Good job mom!

denise said...

Happy Birthday Natalie - I hope you had a great day! I can't wait to hear about your new bike - you'll have to tell me about it at church. Love you lots Sister Baker.