Friday, March 27, 2015

Elena turned four...

Elena turned 4 on March 4th! Quite a day we had celebrating! I took the day off work so I could spend the day with her. I continued our tradition of balloons on her birthday morning. While planning her birthday, Elena said she wanted to have a ballerina theme. For the life of me, I couldn’t find ballerina decorations! When I broke the news, she was accommodating & she told me instead she wanted Hello Kitty…& Elsa & Anna…& Barbie…& Paw Patrol. So that’s what I did for her…
Hello Kitty was bigger than Elena!

Paw Patrol Banner

You can't see the Barbie balloon but it's in there!


She still wanted to go to preschool that morning as they were celebrating Purim & she wanted to get to wear a costume to school! I let her open her birthday present that morning because I had bought her the Disney Elsa dress & knew she would want to wear it for school.
"Queen Elsa" ready for Purim at preschool


My Mom, Aunt & I picked Elena up after preschool & we all went for lunch at Swiss Chalet. She had been there a few weeks before & they had sung happy birthday to some patrons & so Elena insisted she wanted that too! After they did, Elena turned to me & said, “Now it’s my birthday!”


From there we headed to Elena’s favourite place…the Mall!! Elena had been talking for a while about having her ears pierced & we’d agreed to get them done for her birthday. She was very brave & took the 1st pierce with a stiff upper lip…& then refused to have the other ear done. No amount of encouraging & negotiating on my part would get her to agree to have the other ear done! Just when I was sure we’d be leaving with only 1 pierced ear, the salesperson told Elena she’d give her a lollipop if she agreed & that was enough for Elena! Elena allowed her to pierce the other ear without complaint!!
Very serious...& yes she wore her Elsa dress all. day. long.


After that, we headed over to Build-A-Bear, another thing Elena had been begging to do for eons!! I couldn’t have been more pleased by the service we received. They really made the experience special for Elena. She picked the Elsa Bear, go figure!!
Giving Elsa Bear a fluff


Then we headed home & enjoyed cupcakes. All in all it was a great day & a fun way to celebrate Elena turning 4.


  1. Happy belated Birthday!! Sounds like a perfect day!! I can't believe she is 4 already!!

  2. Sweet thing getting her ears pierced! Sounds like a fabulous 4th birthday filled with lots of great memories. You are such a wonderful mom to her. Happy birthday, Elena!!

  3. Happy Birthday. Elena. What a fun filled day you organized - and so awesome she got her ears pierced!

  4. Happy 4th birthday Elena!!! Sounds like a wonderful day!

  5. Happy birthday Elena! Looks like a wonderful day!

  6. Happy Birthday, Elena! What a perfect day!

    I really should take Finn to build a bear so he can get an Elsa bear, too. :)

  7. Happy Birthday Elena! Pleased you were able to take the day off and spend it together.

  8. I love how you went all out to make her birthday special. I'm very impressed that her preschool celebrates Purim!!!

  9. happy birthday! looks like the perfect day!

  10. Looks like a great birthday! Four already?! My, how time flies. :)

  11. Happy Birthday Elena! How great to dress up to preschoolm on your birthday because it is purim!

  12. What a super fun day! Great photos and wonderful memories for your little (big) girl!

  13. Happy birthday!! Looks like you got the royal treatment all day long!


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