Sunday, March 9, 2014

Callie's 4th Birthday - A Frozen Family gathering!

I know we celebrated Callie's birthday a week early with our family, but it worked out better in our schedules...but the problem with this, is that I have to face the fact that I have an ALMOST 4 YEAR OLD...Where has this time gone?

I know in our four years with this amazing Princess, she has brought more happiness to our lives than I have ever imagined!  My childhood zoomed by so quickly that I can't remember some of the amazing small moments, and I think sometimes, that is why God gives you children that are so much like you can relive those moments in their eyes - which is ten times better!

We are able to have so many Disney experiences right here in Minnesota...freezing cold, MN!  Thanks to our family and our friends :)  

We celebrated Callie's Frozen Family Birthday Party today at my mom and dad's house!
We didn't go crazy with decorations, but we had a beautiful cake and a delicious brunch :)

Princess Anna with her cake!

Our make-shift cape :)

Carter was so happy to see Grandma Lynn!

Auntie Heather knows exactly how to win over Collin's heart...with food!  He was on her like glue :)

YUMMY YUMMY Egg Bakes that my mom baked!  DELICIOUS

Callie playing with her cousins Claire & Andrew :)

Auntie Kayla wanted to make Callie's birthday extra special and memorable, and she did JUST that!  At 11:15 AM on the dot, there was a knock on my mom's door...Princess Anna from Frozen was in my mom's house!  Callie stood at the bottom of the stairs star struck...mouth open...not really sure what to say!  Princess Anna walked down the stairs and Callie immediately went to her!

I do believe this was love at first sight!  Such a precious moment to witness and see with our very own eyes!  These are memories that are stitched into my heart forever!

Anna gave Callie a book (okay I placed it outside in hopes that she would see it to give to her - which she did!  And I googled how Princess Anna autographs her name and signed the inside of her book).  Princess Anna sat right down with Callie and read her this story - they were in their own little world these two!  And all the adults just watched!

Next, Princess Anna made a necklace with Callie - of course Collin & Carter had to get in on the mix :)

SERIOUSLY - she melts my heart!  Callie was quiet, and didn't talk much, but both Josh and I spoke on our way home how excited she was, how in awe she was, and how she is going to remember this party forever!  This beautiful young woman plays the role of Princess Anna and makes beautiful memories for children...what an AMAZING job :)

Callie wanted to hold her hand!

Collin was singing along to the music!  Princess Anna sang for Callie as well!  Callie knows all the songs from Frozen, but I think she was too in awe to sing along...she was sure singing them on the way home :)  See videos below to hear Anna sing :)

Princess Anna painted a snowflake on Callie's face (which stayed on her all day!!)

Callie wanted to just cuddle up and sit with her!  They read books, looked at Callie's Frozen dolls and listened to music from Frozen!

A special "Frozen" gift...
Sven & Olaf (small stuff animals) :)

Hugs for Callie's new best friend!

Princess Anna, thank you for taking time out of your day to fill my daughter's heart with so much joy and inspiration!  You are REAL to her and we are so blessed you were apart of her special day.  She was talking about you all day on her way home and wants to celebrate your birthday next :)

After Princess Anna left, it was time to eat :)  Egg Bake, donuts, mini muffins, mini bagels and fruit!  It was all so delicious!

Collin & Carter finished off about 2 dozen mini chocolate donuts throughout the day...

Callie's Snowflake :)

Thanking Auntie Kayla for "writing a letter" to Princess Anna!
Thank you Kayla - you went above and beyond and gave Callie something she will NEVER EVER forget!  You mean so much to us - thank you for being so wonderful!!

Auntie Heather & Collin ready to watch Callie open her gifts :)

Rule # 1 with gift opening, read the card before opening the gift :)
Thanks for reading all the cards Kayla :)

She was playing with this table top easel all night!  It's awesome!

Frozen PAINTS!

Kite, big coloring books and adorable outfits!
Games, dolls and money to shop :)

Rule # 2 applied when we arrived back home - Callie wanted to play with her Belle doll from her cousins and auntie Heather, but the Thank You needs to be completed before we can open any toys!  

4 Candles on her Frozen Cake :)

My baby girl is growing up so fast!

My cookie monsters - or cake monsters!

Sure Grandma Lynn, I'll eat your cake as well ;)

Andrew finished off the frosting for me :)  Thanks AJ!

Thank you everyone for coming (last minute) to celebrate Callie's 4th Birthday!  I know it means a lot to her to have you there and celebrate her big day!  Thank you mom for hosting and for helping with everything!  Thank you Lynn for helping with the food as well!  Thank you Kayla for arranging Princess Anna, and thank you Princess Anna for your magical and memorable appearance!

Here are a couple videos from our day :)

A special Happy Birthday to Papa Don...we celebrated his birthday today as well :)

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