Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mckinley Turns 4

I'm not sure I know anyone who gets more excited for her birthday than Mckinley does. She is the cutest thing and makes birthdays so fun.

We started the day out with her Mickey Mouse pancake for breakfast.

Then opened presents.

Then we had a little party with our play group friends.

Mckinley wore this hat almost the whole day.

Tyler found a leftover cupcake on the table. :)

After the party we went to lunch.

Then my mom watched the twins while I took Mckinley shopping for princess dresses. Once we got home from that, she wore this for the rest of the day.

Of course I found Kallie up on the kitchen table playing with the birthday decorations.

Mckinley had all sorts of ideas for what she wanted her cake to be. She started talking about it back in January when we made a train cake for Brandon's birthday. She went from a princess cake to a butterfly cake to a strawberry cake, and more. I suggested we make a rainbow cake (since I saw this super easy idea on Pinterest) and she was all for it. Sooooo easy to please.

It was so fun that she could make it herself.

She loved her rainbow cake. The next day she wanted her nails painted in rainbow colors matching her cake, and she has talked about it a bunch since.

Pizza, cake and ice cream party that evening with some of Brandon's family.

A few days later Brandon and I took Mckinley to Pizza Factory for a special birthday date. She was so excited that they made her a number 4 pizza.

That Saturday we went to a party for Utah Fertility Center patients and she pretty much thought we were still celebrating her birthday. This girl definitely deserves a week long celebration if anyone does. She is the best kid anyone could ever ask for.
At 4 years old Mckinley:
Loves drawing, painting, coloring, writing numbers and letters.
Wants to wear a skirt or a dress every single day.
Loves watching movies and has an incredible memory for the songs that are in them.
She quotes movies and is really good at it.
Can ride her bike all the way around the loop by our house.
Always wants to make a cave, which just means bringing her mattress out into the living room and sleeping there.
Has been so good at wearing her glasses since day 1 (which was two weeks before her birthday).
Loves going to her sunbeam class in primary.
Is the best big sister in the world and loves playing with Tyler and Kallie.