Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Little Chimp!

October 13, 2009
It's crazy to think that Sadie is already 3.  We remember so clearly her first days with us.  How overwhelmed we felt at times and how she was such a gift, filling us with joy during one of our most difficult seasons.  She still does that.  She continues to drive us crazy, and overwhelm us, and surprise us, and stretch us, and challenge us, and melt our hearts many times every day.  We are so thankful for her, and so excited to watch as she continues to develop her own unique personality and gifts, becoming more and more of the person that God has created her to be.

Sadie's 3rd Birthday
 Our morning started with Mickey Mouse Club House.  These 3 had a lot of fun sharing a room for the weekend but definitely didn't sleep quite as much as their parents would have liked.
 Next Sadie opened her new pretend kitchen which Brandon and I spent a few too many hours working on.

Basically I found these really cute ideas on pinterest and then sweet talked my hubby into creating the pretend kitchen that I would have loved to have had as a little girl.  I'm pretty sure it was a little more than he signed up for but I think it turned out great and hopefully our kiddos play with it for many years to come.
 This is what we started with.  A $30 thrift store entertainment center which we sanded, put new doors on,  painted, and decorated.
 Building the Microwave.
Helping Daddy!
The Completed Project! 
 Since Sadie's nickname, The Chimp, seems to have stuck we decided to do a sock monkey birthday this year.
 Payton, Sadie, and Wyatt
 The Birthday Girl!
 Our ever resourceful Wyatt decided to eat his cupcake with a spoon from Sadie's new tea set.
Thank you to all of you who have come along side us in this journey of parenthood and who love on Sadie like she was your own.  We are so thankful for you and felt truly blessed, as we celebrated her birthday, to be surrounded by so many people who care for us.