Cricket’s Fourth Birthday

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Cricket’s birthday (well, in reality, her birthday MONTH) is finally over. My littlest has been milking her big day for everything it’s worth, and I’m totally okay with that. ;)

We’re doing a joint party for both girls later this spring, so Cricket’s birthday lunch at school was her big celebration for the day (along with some shopping + family dinner). She chose Chick-fil-a for the meal, paper crowns (“because I’m a princess”), and (of course) her LOL-themed cake for dessert while Ryan read to the class.

I know she’s sad that it’s over, but her birthday could NOT have been more perfect for her big personality. I’m so excited to get to know four-year-old Cricket, although I’m sure she’s just as ridiculous as one-, two- and three-year-old Cricket. ;)

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Cricket was so excited to have an LOL cake that she and Ryan presented the cake to her friends, haha!

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My little attention-lover soaked in everyone singing “Happy Birthday” to her — even though there was no candle to blow out (because preschoolers) and even though her cake was actually muffins (because preschool rules).

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While the kids ate cake, Ryan was the not-so-mysterious reader. Cricket chose “Happy Birthday, Buddy Blue,” and the kids were surprisingly riveted. I feel like I’ve accomplished my goal of bringing Rainbow Brite to a new generation, haha!

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The highlight of Cricket’s preschool celebration was that the boy she’s earmarked for her future husband called her “beautiful.” She couldn’t stop gabbing about it on the way home! #smitten

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After school, I took Cricket to Target to spend her gift card + cash that Uncle Jon + Great Grandma Vance gave her. Her choice surprised no one.

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Cricket chose dinner at Peace Love & Pizza, our current family fave. Well, actually she chose Menchie’s, but we insisted that frozen yogurt + one million toppings didn’t count as dinner. ;)

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On Friday, Ryan’s mom took Cricket shopping for one last birthday spree. She chose some babydolls, a bathtub, and clothes (of course!).

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Whew. Thankfully I’ve got 365 days to rest before the next one! ;) Happy birthday, Cricket!

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