Monday, October 20, 2014

Eliana's Special Day!

 This Cutie,

is feeling mighty fine today on her 4th birthday! Can you tell? :) She has been bouncing around all weekend just waiting for this special day! We had just enough to give her one gift and make her some pancakes before Daddy had to leave for work. We brought her downstairs and led her into the kitchen....

Where she found her very own Elsa dress!! Our sweet girl is Frozen-obbbbbssessed! Pretty much like every other girl in the country:) She decided weeks ago she would love to be Queen Elsa for her birthday and after doing a lot of research on the dozens of Elsa dresses out there, I decided to make my own! I didn't like most of them and a lot of them are really expensive, especially if you try to get homemade ones on Etsy. I am mostly really happy with how it turned out:)

This is her face after seeing her dress! Funny girl.

Feeling so good! I think she looks just beautiful in this picture.

Even though she claimed to love the dress, she refused to try it on! I had to beg her to try it on and after a few tears, she finally acquiesced. I had to shorten the straps after trying it on her and was disappointed a little with the back. It ties with ribbon and is almost an inch too small. It will look fine with a shirt underneath but oh well. Not bad for not having a pattern! There are some cute little details on the dress that you can't see like little snowflakes that I stitched on the skirt and around the top of the bodice:)

Eliana and I ran a few errands and I took her to the mall to get some chicken nuggets at Chick-Fil-A as a treat:) We walked around for a little bit and then headed home for a little rest.

Tonight we celebrate as a little family with some blueberry cupcakes, as she requested, and this weekend we will have a bigger celebration with extended family!

Eliana, we adore you. You are such a gift to us. A joy, a delight and such a treasure! It's so hard to believe that our teeny tiny dark-haired birdie baby is now a sweet, dimpled four year old. You have a silly giggle, love to make us all laugh, soak up attention from your brothers and are SO affectionate with Daddy and I. You come up to us several times a day and say things like, "I really like you, Mommy/Daddy!" You adore anything Frozen, coloring and having fights with me over clothes. We can't wait to see how God uses your sunshiny personality to touch others around you. You are precious to us all!



Aunt T said...

Happy Birthday Eliana. You are a beautiful four year old.
I love that picture of her too! She looks so precious!

Grandma W said...

E is so precious. Can't wait for the birthday party! Love to all. Happy 4th Birthday Sweet Eliana! Grandma loves you soooo much.

Emily and Frank said...

You made it without a pattern?! I'm so impressed! It really is beautiful!
I've had similar experiences where I've been really excited about something I've made for A and she loves it, but won't wear it or play with it. I try not to take it personally but it is frustrating after putting so much effort into a project!
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays E!

Charity said...

Happy Birthday E! I forgot your birthday is so close to Crosby's. You wanted blueberry cupcakes and Crosby is going to get pumpkin cupcakes. Both sound a little on the healthy side. LOL. Miss you guys!!

mommyoflove3 said...

Thank you, Aunt Terri and Kim! Emily, I do take it so personally. I can't help it! Charity, healthy is good, right? :)