Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Birthday Girl (um, I mean princess)
Ryann's Birthday is April 4, same day as Easter this year...which made the day super duper special. We love our little 3 year old so very much. She is such a creative little lady, who wants to be called a different princess name every day. One day she is Cinderella, the next Snow White, etc. True,this gets very very old...However, Mark is always "Prince Charming" and I am usually, "Your Highness" (which never gets old) We cherish our little princess so very much and are enjoying seeing her grow up before our eyes...way. too. fast. She has a tender heart and an amazing memory. She has committed several Scripture Verses to memory and I cannot wait for her to "get" what a lot of these verses mean. She is truly a gift.
Hard to believe that this teeny tiny baby...
...Is now this Little 3 year old GIRL
Here are some pictures from our fun-filled day:
I started a new tradition this year. I hid all of the wrapped presents,decorations/balloons from Ryann. After she was asleep on her birthday eve, I decorated our little one room kitchen/living space. Her face when she entered the room the next morning was so precious. She actually did a dramatic gasp and said, "For, me!?" So cute. Think I will do that every year now.
After a great Easter service,(side note: this small, sweet church we are visiting here really has the warmest people we have EVER encountered, has taught/convicted me a ton on how to treat visitors...will blog about this later)we boarded an East bound train to downtown.
Once we got there, we had her Birthday lunch at Giordano's Pizza
Ryann, trying really really hard to hold up 3 fingers
After our pizza lunch, we walked the long walk to the aquarium, taking in all the city sites along the way.BEAUTIFUL day.
The Shedd Aquarium was really unbelievable. It had beluga whales, sea lions, tons of sharks, penguins, etc. However, we had a hard time tearing Ryann away from this one:
Ryann loved her Birthday Easter cookies
A foreshadowing of Ryann as a thirteen year old
Ryann enjoyed opening all her gifts
Tired Princess Mommy
Finally,Princess Mark got to open his present from my parents